Bottom-placed Gharghur suffered a sixth consecutive defeat in the BOV First Division as they lost 2-5 to Pietà Hotspurs at the Centenary Stadium on Friday.
Djibril Cisse Mademba converted a penalty after just three minutes to put the Hotspurs ahead and the same player doubled the score on the 36th. Gabriel Mensah made it 3-0 on the 59th minute but a goal by Eduardo de Lima Nicolau on the 61st and a Muda Fagbeja penalty four minutes later put Gharghur back in contention. However Jan Busuttil made it 4-2 on the 70th and Mead Mifsud 5-2 on the 90th.
Naxxar lead the way with 32 points, followed by Qormi on 29, Vittoriosa and Senglea 26, Lija and Pietà 25, Mqabba and Sirens 23, Melita and Marsa 19, Zebbug and Rabat 14, Fgura 13 and Gharghur 9.