Two goals within the first eleven minutes paved the way for Mqabba as they registered a fine 4-1 win over Rabat Ajax in a match from the BOV First Division at the Centenary Stadium on Friday to maintain the challenge for promotion. Mqabba join Qormi and Senglea Athletic in third place on 35 points.
Paul Chimezie put Mqabba ahead on the 4th minute and Gaetano Gesualdi doubled the score seven minutes later. Chimezie scored a third goal eight minutes from the end of the first half and two minutes in the second half, Mqabba scored a fourth goal courtesy of an own goal. Ethan Jay Goodman scored a consolation goal for Rabat on the 50th minute.
Naxxar lead the way with 39 points, followed by Vittoriosa on 36, Senglea, Qormi and Mqabba 35, Lija 33, Pietà 29, Sirens 26, Zebbug and Melita 21, Marsa 20, Rabat 18, Fgura 14 and Gharghur 12.