The Convenience Shop Malta Summer Cup kicked-off on Sunday with the first two games from Group A at the Luxol Stadium.
Naxxar Lions and Balzan registered identical 3-1 wins over Qormi and Pietà Hotspurs respectively.
In the first game, a penalty by Alfred Effiong put Qormi ahead two minutes before the end of the first half but nine minutes in the second half, Terence Vella levelled matters for Naxxar. M. Souza made it 2-1 on 56 minutes and David Alejandro Reano converted a penalty on 77 minutes to seal the issue.
In another match, Jurgen Pisani converted a penalty for newly-promoted Pietà Hotspurs after just five minutes in the clash with Balzan. However another penalty by Edison Bilbao Zarate for Balzan restored equilibrium on the 14th. Balzan forged ahead through an own goal by Christian Grech on 26 minutes with Ryan Darmanin scoring a third goal on 64 minutes.
Meanwhile in Group B on Momday, Mosta take on Zebbug Rangers at 18:30 while Floriana face Vittoriosa Stars at 20:30.