Mqabba joined Melita at the top of the BOV First Division table as they defeated Fgura United 2-0 in one of the two matches in programme at the Centenary Stadium on Saturday.
Goals by Guilherme Soares de Freitas on the 76th and Peter Taiye Oladatun ten minutes later enabled Leslie Burke’s side to take home the three points.
In another match, Vittoriosa Stars registered a fifth consecutive positive result, beating Msida St. Joseph 3-0.
Two penalties by Vittorio Di Maggio on 54 and 58 minutes put the Stars two goals ahead before new signing Anthony Eviparker sealed the issue with a third goal twelve minutes from time.
For Msida, this was the fourth consecutive defeat after two wins in their first two outings.
Mqabba and Melita lead the way with 12 points, followed by Gudja and Vittoriosa on 11, Gzira 10, Lija 9, St. Andrews 7, Zurrieq, Fgura, St. George’s and Msida 6, Pembroke and Rabat 5 and Birzebbuga 1.