Leaders Sirens regained a seven-point lead on top the BOV First Division as they returned to winning ways, defeating Naxxar Lions 1-0 in one of the two matches in programme at the Victor Tedesco Stadium on Saturday.
Luka Mijic scored the all-important goal eleven minutes in the second half.
In another match, Santa Lucia defeated San Gwann 4-1. Kevin Ante Rosero put Santa Lucia ahead on the 38th and three minutes later, Karl Pulo doubled the score. Patrick Jean Texeira Maia added another on the 57th with Kevin Ante Rosero making it 4-0 four minutes later. Renan Oliveira pulled one back for San Gwann when he converted a penalty six minutes from time.
Sirens lead the way on 46 points, followed by Gudja on 39, Santa Lucia 35, Naxxar 27, Swieqi and Pembroke 26, Lija 26, Vittoriosa 25, Zejtun 23, Mqabba 22, Zebbug 21, San Gwann 19, Qrendi 17 and Marsa 5.