Birkirkara moved three points behind the leaders as they registered a most comfortable 4-0 win over St. Andrews at the National Stadium.
For St. Andrews, this was the seventh defeat in as many matches and continue to share the bottom place together with Naxxar Lions.
Birkirkara took the lead on the 13th minute when they were awarded a penalty after goalkeeper Diego Rossetto floored Cain Attard inside the area and from the penalty spot, Fabrizio Miccoli converted.
Eight minutes in the second half, Fabrizio Miccoli doubled the score when he concluded a good move by exchanging the ball with Liliu before hitting past the St. Andrews goalkeeper.
Vito Plut made it 3-0 five minutes later, heading the ball home off a cross by Gareth Sciberras.
Five minutes from time, substitute Juan Quero could have added another but was unlucky to hit the upright but the same player was the provider for Ellinton Antonio Costa Morais who placed the ball at the back of the net.
B’KARA Justin Haber, Cain Attard, Ryan Camenzuli (66′ Kurt Zammit), Zach Muscat, Marcelina Emerson, Gareth Sciberras, Paul Fenech, Ryan Scicluna (76′ Edmond Agius), Fabrizio Miccoli (71′ Juan Quero Barraso), Vito Plut, Ellinton Antonio Costa Morais.
Subs not used: Ini Etim Akpan, Joseph Zerafa, Rowen Muscat, Frank Temile.
Coach: Giovanni Tedesco
ST. ANDREWS Diego Rossetto, Clyde Cumbo (85′ Marigen Sehitaj), Jordan Williams, Michael Johnson, Nicola Andreis, Dale Camilleri, Matthew Guillaumier, Luca Cosmai (55′ Jacob Walker), Joseph Farrugia, Kyrian Nwoko, Christopher De Nguidjol.
Subs not used: Dorian Bugeja, Nick Ghio, Nicky Vella Petroni, Matteo Desira Buttigieg, Wade Moodley.
Coach: Wayne Attard
Referee: Fyodor Zammit
Assistant Referees: Alan Camilleri, Peter Abela
Fourth Official: Marco Borg
Yellow Cards: Rossetto, Scicluna
Scorers: 12′ Fabrizio Miccoli pen, 53′ Fabrizio MIccoli, 58′ Vito Plut, 90′ Liliu
BOV Player of the Match: Paul Fenech