Rabat Ajax dropped two important points as they were held in a goalless draw by St. George’s in a match from the BOV First Division.
The Magpies join leaders Pietà Hotspurs on 26 points but the Hotspurs have a game in hand.
In another match, St. Andrews and Dingli Swallows shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw.
Carlos Eduardo Toneto Porcari put Dingli ahead and Gustavo Ribeiro levelled matters for Wayne Attard’s side.
The Saints join Melita and Zejtun in third place on 20 points, Dingli and Naxxar follow on 14, Birzebbuga 13, Vittoriosa, Lija and St. George’s 9 and St. Patrick 8.