Lija Athletic joined Melita in second place in the BOV First Division following a 4-3 win over Birzebbuga St. Peter’s. For the Saints. this was the eighth defeat in nine matches.
Dylan Kokavessis put Birzebbuga ahead on 6 minutes but Nigel Spiteri equalised on 21 minutes. Dylan Mintoff made it 2-1 on the 40th. Jerry Ani converted a penalty on 42 minutes to restore equilibrium.
Isaac McCarthy made it 3-2 on 64 minutes and Cleavon Frendo 4-2 on 71 minutes before Jerry Ani scored a third for Birzebbuga on 79 minutes.
St. Andrews lead the way with 16 points, followed by Melita and Lija on 15, Gudja, Pembroke and Vittoriosa 14, Mqabba 12, Gzira 10, Fgura, Zurrieq, St. George’s and Msida 9, Rabat 8 and Birzebbuga 1.