A hat-trick by Simon Shead gave Balzan Youths three precious points in the battle for promotion as they defeated St. George’s 3-0 in a clash between two teams who were sharing the third place.
Balzan move two points behind leaders Marsaxlokk and one behind Vittoriosa Stars. However Vittoriosa have a game in hand.
On Friday, Marsaxlokk defeated Melita 2-0 thanks to goals by Roderick Bajada and Martin Deanov.
In another match on Saturday, St. Patrick and Pietà Hotspurs shared the spoils in a goalless draw.
The Saints are now sixth on ten points together with Melita, followed by Mqabba and Pietà on 9 points while San Gwann lie at the bottom of the table with six.