Mosta notched a late equaliser to earn a point in a 1-1 draw with St. Andrews at the Hibernians Stadium on Sunday.
The Blues therefore obtain a third consecutive result after the draw with Gżira and the win over Qormi and now lie on the 12-point mark. The Saints on the other hand, are now alone in eighth place on 17 points, one ahead of Tarxien and Floriana.
St. Andrews had four changes from the team which lost narrowly to Gżira as Kevyn Mcfarlane, Ricardo Martin, Kemar Reid and Kurt Magro replaced Travis Blagrove, Marcus Grima, Nicholas Mclaren and Jacob Walker. Mosta, on the other hand, had new signings Gianluca Cuomo and Mohamed Aoudou making their debut. They were preferred to Davy N’Guessan and Francesco Mazzavillani.
The Saints took the lead on the 28th minute when Martin Davis took advantage of a misunderstanding between Massimo Sammartino and Romeu Romao, advanced into the area and rounded the goalkeeper to place the ball at the back of the net.
However Mosta equalised on the 90th minute thanks to Rafael Morisco da Silva who took a clearance by the goalkeeper, beating him with a first-time effort.
ST. ANDREWS Matthew Calleja Cremona, Alexander Satariano, Kevyn Mcfarlane (70′ Luke Sciberras), Ricardo Martin, Kevaughn Atkinson (83′ Joseph Farrugia), Kemar Reid, Kurt Magro, Adrian Borg, Amoy Brown, Martin Davis (77′ Aiden Jake Friggieri), Matthew Woo Ling.
Subs not used: Sebastian Spiteri, Marcus Grima, Mattia Veselji, Jacob Walker.
Coach: Johann Scicluna
MOSTA Andreas Vella, Gianluca Cuomo, Kyle Frendo (84′ Tyrone Farrugia), Massimo Sammartino, Rafael Morisco da Silva, Misael Miranda Gomez (46′ Duane Bonnici), Mohamed Aoudou, Steve Bonnici, Zachary Brincat, Juri Cisotti, Romeu Pericles Romao (46′ Dexter Xuereb).
Subs not used: Daniel Grima, James Brincat, Luca Gatt, Kurt Zammit.
Coach: Mark Miller
Referee: Ishmael Barbaramaltafootball.com
Assistant Referees: Luke Portelli, Thomas Debono
Fourth Official: Alex Johnson
Yellow Cards: Atkinson, Martin
BOV Player of the Match: Martin Davis