Xewkija Tigers joined Nadur Youngsters on top the Melita First Division table in Gozo following a narrow win in the direct clash on Saturday.
Frankie Camilleri was sent off for Nadur on the 34th minute and from resulting penalty, Chris Camilleri scored the all-important goal.
Xewkija and Nadur lie fifteen points ahead of third-placed Kercem Ajax who suffered a fourth consecutive defeat, losing 3-2 to St. Lawrence Spurs.
Anderson Mendes Ribeiro put Kercem ahead three minutes from the end of the first half but a hat-trick by William Barbosa on the 54th, 67th and 71st put the Spurs comfortably ahead although Sabri Rais reduced the gap seven minutes from time.
St. Lawrence are now fifth on 15 points, four behind Kercem and two behind Victoria Hotspurs but three ahead of Oratory Youths. SK Victoria Wanderers are second from bottom on 8 points with Sannat lying at the bottom of the table with 3 points.
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