Sliema Wanderers and Senglea Athletic shared the spoils in a goalless draw at the Centenary Stadium on Monday.
The Wanderers missed the chance to move two points ahead of Hamrun and therefore re-join them in fourth place on 42 points, two ahead of Balzan and three ahead of Birkirkara.
Senglea, on the other hand, earn another precious point in their bid to secure their Premier League status but lying five points ahead of St. Andrews, they still need two points from the remaining two matches to avoid the Play-Off.
SLIEMA Timothy Aquilina, Alex Muscat, Matias Muchardi, Kurt Shaw, Mark Scerri, Ignacio Varela, Ryan Fenech (88′ John Mintoff), Nii Nortey Ashong (73′ Jonathan Pearson), Claudio Pani, Stefano Bianciardi, Younes Marzouk.
Subs not used: Miguel Bonnici, Gareth Barone, Michele Sansone, Kilian Amehi, Jean Paul Farrugia.
Coach: Stefano Maccoppi
Asst. Coach: Ivan Woods
SENGLEA Matthew Farrugia, Taisei Marukawa, El Mehdi Sidqy, Zachary Cassar, Leighton Grech (90+2′ Matthew Bartolo), Gonzalo Julian Leyton, Romulo Silva Santos, Diego Venancio, Matias Nicolas Garcia, Karl Cutajar (79′ Bradley Schembri), Arian Mrsulja.
Subs not used: Zach Valletta, Luke Scorfna, Gary Camilleri, Larson Mallia, Christian Sammut.
Coach: Vincenzo Potenza
Referee: Etienne Mangion
Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, Darko Stankovic
Fourth Official: Glen Tonna
Yellow Cards: Pani, Muscat, Leyton, Cassar, Bianciardi, Venancio, Schembri
BOV Player of the Match: Diego Venancio