Zabbar St. Patrick scored three in the first twenty seven minutes to beat Marsa 3-0 at Luxol Stadium in the first match from the BOV Second Division.
Thomas Caruana put the Saints ahead on 11 minutes. Shalon Diacono doubled the score on 23 minutes and four minutes later, Thomas Caruana scored the third goal.
The other six matches will be played on Sunday.
This season, three teams will be promoted to the BOV First Division while three will be relegated to the BOV Third Division.
MARSA Keith Brincat, Dylan Agius, Sean Cutajar, Kevin Scerri (46′ Basil Chibueze), Brian Zammit, Keith Darmanin, Neil Curmi, Josef Felice, Elland Vella, Clayton Caruana (74′ Malcolm Tirchett), Matthew Borg (69′ Kirsten Brincat).
ZABBAR Jonathan Grech, Steven Dimech, Jurgen Farrugia, Joey Reno Vella, Richard Galea, Samuel Buhagiar, Dion Fava, Dylan Micallef (85′ Gordon Failla, Thomas Caruana (74′ James Pisani), Shalon Diacono, Jean Claude Cesare (69′ Clayton Camilleri).
Referee: Sebastiano Gambuzza