Mqabba maintained the challenge for promotion as they defeated Fgura United 4-3 in one of the two BOV First Division matches in programme at the Victor Tedesco Stadium.
Arilson Mello da Silva put Mqabba ahead on the 5th minute and although Cleaven Frendo equalised on the 14th, Mqabba were quick to regain the lead through Lyden Micallef two minutes later. Arilson Mello da Silva made it 3-1 on the 21st and Luca Casha added another on the 33rd. Ebube Opkopwu converted a penalty on the 62nd minute to reduce the gap for Fgura and six minutes in added time, he scored a third one for Fgura.
Sirens and Marsa shared the spoils in an entertaining 2-2 draw. In added time before the end of the first half, Rodney Refalo converted a penalty to put Marsa ahead but Charles Newuche Nnaemeka was quick to level matters a minute later. Two minutes in the second half, Elland Vella made it 2-1 for Marsa but Daniel Agius equlised seven minutes from time.
Naxxar lead the way with 42 points, followed by Senglea and Mqabba on 41, Lija 39, Qormi 38, Vittoriosa 36, Sirens 30, Pietà 29, Marsa 25, Zebbug and Melita 24, Rabat 21, Fgura and Gharghur 15.