Hamrun Spartans scored three in the second half to beat Senglea Athletic 3-0 at the National Stadium on Sunday.
The Spartans therefore registered a second consecutive win which puts them on the 31-point mark, nine ahead of Senglea who remain fifth from bottom.
Following a goalless first half, Hamrun managed to break the deadlock thanks to Tiago Souza da Silveira who headed the ball home following corner from the left by Thiago Espindola de Paula.
Senglea had Gonzalo Julian Leyton sent off on the 66th minute and a minute later, Hamrun doubled the score thanks to a Lydon Micallef header from close range following a cross by Alex Nilsson from the right.
Ten minutes from time, the Spartans made it 3-0 thanks to a header by Cristian Zaccardo following a cross by Thiago Espindola de Paula from the right.
HAMRUN Steve Sultana, Tiago Souza da Silveira (87′ Karl Micallef), Thiago Espindola de Paula, Cristian Zaccardo, Guilherme Felipe de Castro, Daniel Zerafa, Arthur Faria Machado (83’ Darren Borg), Triston Caruana, Lydon Micallef (83’ Russell Vella), Dale Camilleri, Alex Nilsson.
Subs not used: Jake Galea, Bradley Schembri, Marco Criaco, Daniel Debono.
Coach: Jacques Scerri
SENGLEA Matthew Farrugia, Randall Vella, Jonathan Bondin, Sergio Uyi, Gonzalo Julian Leyton, Matias Garcia, Gonzalo Nicolas Virano (64’ Jurgen Suda), Ivan Edgardo Paz (54’ Hubert Vella), Terence Vella, Nicola Palmieri (27’ Peter Paul Sammut), Gregori de Sousa Braga.
Subs not used: Jurgen Borg, Ian Azzopardi, Steve Bonnici, Josuel Spiteri.
Coach: Paolo Favaretto
Referee: Ishmael Barbara
Assistant Referees: Mitchell Scerri, Luke Portelli
Fourth Official: Glen Tonna
Yellow Cards: Thiaguinho, de Castro, Tiago Indigo, Virano, Sammut, R. Vella, Garcia
Red Cards: 66’ Gonzalo Julian Leyton
BOV Player of the Match: Alex Nilsson