Hamrun Spartans maintain alive hopes of avoiding relegation to Division 2 as they registered a 2-1 win over promotion challengers Zebbug Rangers in one of four BOV First Division matches in programme on Sunday. The Spartans are still anchored at the bottom of the table but lie four points behind Zejtun Corinthians and seven behind Msida St. Joseph.
Zejtun and Msida both suffered defeated. Zejtun lost 0-2 to Birzebbuga St. Peter’s while Msida lost 0-3 to Gudja United.
In another match, St. George’s defeated Gzira United 3-2.
Pietà Hotspurs lead the way with 46 points, followed by Zebbug on 39, Lija 31, St. George’s 30, Melita 29, St. Andrews 28, Gzira 26, Gudja and Birzebbuga 25, Zurrieq 24, Msida 17, Zejtun 14 and Hamrun 10.