Leaders Qormi dropped their first points in the BOV First Division as they were held in a 1-1 draw by neighbours Zebbug Rangers in the derby at the Victor Tedesco Stadium on Monday.
Yannick Yankam put Qormi ahead five minutes from time but Rafael da Silva Gomes equalised three minutes later.
Meanwhile Zejtun Corinthians joined Zebbug and Pietà in second place thanks to a comfortable 4-0 win over Sirens. Yessous Camilleri put the Corinthians ahead on the 35th minute and six minutes later, Andrea Scozzese doubled the score. Brooke Farrugia made it 3-0 on the 71st and Adrian Carabott added another one minute from time.
Qormi lead the way with 19 points, followed by Zebbug, Pietà and Zejtun on 12, Vittoriosa 11, Sirens, Mqabba, Qrendi and San Gwann 10, Marsa, Zabbar and Melita 6, Rabat 0 and Pembroke -1. Pembroke had ten points deducted.