Naxxar Lions dropped two important points in the battle for promotion to the Premier League as they were held in a 2-2 draw by St. Andrews in one of the two matches from the BOV First Division.
The Lions went two-goals ahead by the end of the first half but the Saints scored twice after the break to level matters.
In another match, Gudja United defeated Mqabba 4-1.
Lija lead the way with 42 points, followed by Vittoriosa and Naxxar on 41, Pietà 40, St. Andrews 37, Marsaxlokk and Gudja 29, Zejtun 21, Gzira 20, Birzebbuga 19, Dingli 16 and Mqabba 8. Mqabba were relegated to Division 2 after last weekend’s results.
Vittoriosa could take sole leadership should they beat Marsaxlokk on Sunday. In the final games next week, Pietà face Vittoriosa and Naxxar meet Lija.
Birzebbuga, on the other hand, need a point from the remaining two matcehs to secure their Division 1 status and condemn Dingli to Division 2.