Melita returned to winning ways in the BOV First Division as they beat Msida St. Joseph 2-0.
Nigel Rizzo put them ahead on 18 minutes and Luke Micallef doubled the score six minutes from the end of the first half.
In the second match, Mosta defeated Lija Athletic 2-0 in a direct clash between two teams aiming for promotion. Simon Shead managed to break the deadlock twenty minutes from time and Victor Osobu doubled the score nine minutes later.
Balzan lead the way with 26 points, followed by St. George’s on 21, Mosta 20, Mqabba 18, Lija 17, Melita 16, St. Andrews 12, Dingli 11, Pietà 9 and Msida -4.
On Sunday, Pietà Hotspurs take on Mqabba and Dingli Swallows face St. Andrews.