Two late penalties by Erjon Beu put Lija Athletic back on top the BOV First Division table as they beat wooden-spoonists Mqabba 2-1.
Joseph Okonkwo had put Mqabba ahead on 22 minutes but despite having a player sent off, Erjon Beu converted two penalties on 76 and 92 minutes to give Lija the three points. The second penalty brought harsh protests by Mqabba officials.
In another match, Pietà Hotspurs defeated Gzira United 2-0.
David Senior put the Hotspurs ahead on 5 minutes and seven minutes in the second half, Raphael Alain Kooh Sohna doubled the score.
Lija lead the way with 26 points, followed by Marsaxlokk on 24, Pietà 23, Naxxar 22, St. Andrews and Vittoriosa 21, Gudja 19, Zejtun 17, Gzira 15, Dingli and Birzebbuga 8, Mqabba 4.
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