Melita closed in on the top two in the BOV First Division as they defeated Lija Athletic 4-3 in a highly entertaining clash.
Kane Micallef scored twice for the Amateurs with Julian Galea and Michael Martin adding the other two goals. Lija replied with a goal by Ige Adesina, Andre Scicluna and an own goal.
Melita had two players sent off.
In the second match, Zejtun Corinthians came back from one goal down as they returned to winning ways, beating Rabat Ajax 3-2. Zejtun join Melita in third place on sixteen points, two behind Rabat.
Vilson Caushi converted a penalty to put Rabat ahead but just before the end of the first half, Charlo Magro equalised through another penalty. In the second half, Gers Delia and Kenneth Abela scored for Zejtun to hand the Corinthians the three points. Justin Felice reduced the gap for Rabat.