Rabat Ajax took sole leadership in the BOV First Division as they defeated St. Andrews 1-0 at the Victor Tedesco Stadium.
Adam Smeir scored the all-important goal for the Magpies late in the game. This win puts Rabat on 35 points, two ahead of Melita, three ahead of Pietà and five ahead of Zejtun.
Zejtun Corinthians suffered a setback in the challenge for promotion as they lost 1-3 to Birzebbuga St. Peter’s.
Kalin Ganchev put the Corinthians ahead but goals by Ronnie Celeste, Mead Mifsud and Boyko Todorov Marev gave Joe Gerada’s side the three points.
Rabat lead the way with 35 points, followed by Melita on 33, Pietà 32, Zejtun 30, St. Andrews 24, Naxxar and Birzebbuga 20, Lija 19, Dingli and Vittoriosa 15, St. George’s 13, St. Patrick 12.