Melita came from behind to beat Mosta 3-2 in a direct clash between two teams challenging for promotion.
The Amateurs took the lead on 4 minutes thanks to a goal by Michael Martin. However Gilbert Martin levelled matters for Mosta six minutes later. Simon Shead put the Blues 2-1 ahead but Melita had other thoughts and a brace by Nicolo Baldacchino gave them three precious points which put them in second place, one point ahead of Mosta.
In another match, Mqabba were held in a 1-1 draw by bottom-placed Msida St. Joseph. This was the first point for Msida this season.
Vilson Caushi put Mqabba ahead on 31 minutes while Phiram Sakchai equalised on the 46th.
Champions Balzan lead the way with 38 points, followed by Mqabba and Melita on 29 and Mosta on 28.