Pietà and Mqabba registered wins in the BOV First Division on Friday to move closer to leaders Qormi.
At the Centenary Stadium, the Hotspurs defeated Vittoriosa Stars 3-0, courtesy of Neil Pace Cocks on the 24th, Lawrence Chiedozie on the 48th and Jan Busuttil five minutes from time.
Mqabba beat Qrendi 2-0 thanks to Lyden Micallef on the 72nd and Gianfranco Micallef five minutes in added time.
On the other hand, Zejtun Corinthians maintained their hopes alive with a 4-0 win over Pembroke Athleta. Yessous Camilleri opened the score on the 19th, Adam Smeir made it 2-0 twelve minutes in the second half, Johan Alberto Castano increased the lead four minutes later with Andrea Scozzese adding another on the 79th.
Qormi lead the way with 40 points, followed by Pietà and Mqabba on 37, Zejtun 32, Zebbug 31, Vittoriosa and San Gwann 27, Qrendi 23, Sirens 21, Pembroke 20, Zabbar 19, Melita 13, Marsa 12 and Rabat 5. Pembroke had ten points deducted.