Kirkop United defeated Msida St. Joseph 2-0 at the Sirens Stadium on Saturday to end the latter’s fine run in the BOV Third Division. Msida, who were coming from an unbeaten run of nine matches, therefore fail to close in on the leading duo.
Ayrton Buhagiar put Kirkop ahead on the half-hour and Michael Theuma doubled the score in added time.
In another match, goals by Clint Vassallo on the 10th, Martin Busuttil on the 20th and Tyron Borg on the 79th gave Għaxaq a 3-0 win over Marsaskala.
Żurrieq and Xgħajra lead the way with 32 points, followed by Msida on 25, Attard 23, Dingli 22, Kirkop 20, Għaxaq 18, Mdina 17, Ta’ Xbiex 12, Għargħur 9, Marsaskala 3 and Mtarfa 0.