Rabat Ajax defeated Melita 3-0 in a clash between the two teams which were lying in second and third place respectively in the BOV First Division on Sunday.
The Magpies join Pietà on top with 25 points, five ahead of Melita and six ahead of Zejtun Corinthians. Pietà and Zejtun, however have a game in hand.
Goals by Ryan Micallef and Yan Cauchi during the first half and another by Arlindo Rustemi after the break gave Rabat the three points.
In another match, Dingli Swallows defeated Birzebbuga St. Peter’s 2-1 thanks to a brace by Carlos Eduardo Toneto Porcari. Mead Mifsud scored for Birzebbuga.
Dingli are now sixth on 14 points, two behind St. Andrews and one ahead of Birzebbuga. They are followed by Naxxar on 11, Vittoriosa and Lija 9, St. Georges 8 and St. Patrick 5.