Sliema Wanderers continued where they had left last week thanks to a narrow win over Mosta in a mid-table clash at the Hibernians Stadium.
This defeat leaves Mosta eight points clear of tenth-placed Naxxar Lions and therefore still need two points from the last three matches to make sure of retaining their Premier League status.
The Wanderers scored the all-important goal on the 59th minute when off a cross by Gary Muir, in came Jean Paul Farrugia who beat Omar Borg from close-range.
SLIEMA Entonjo Elezai, Clifford Gatt Baldacchino, Sebastian Perdomo Esquivel, Marko Potezica, Michele Sansone (78’ Alex Muscat), Peter Xuereb, Johann Bezzina (72’ Aiden Jake Friggieri), Denni Rocha dos Santos, Gary Muir, Jean Paul Farrugia, Stefano Bianciardi.
Subs not used: Glenn Zammit, Justin Vella, Shola Haruna Shodiya, Omar Elouni, Luke Dimech.
Coach: Alfonso Greco
MOSTA Omar Borg, Fatai Alabi (69’ Osa Guobadia), Adrian Borg, Tyrone Farrugia, Edile Micheletti, Dexter Xuereb, Kyle Frendo, Jonas Rodriguez Ekani, James Brincat, Donatus Okonkwo Onyekachi, Godwin Mensha
Subs not used: Yenz Cini, Lyden Micallef, Kyle Gatt, Neil Frendo, Jurgen Grech, Sibi Gwar.
Assistant Coach: Ivan Zammit
Referee: Clayton Pisani
Assistant referees: William Debattista, Jurgen Spiteri
Fourth Official: Sandro Spiteri
Yellow cards: Gatt Baldacchino, Alabi, J. Brincat, Perdomo
Scorers: 59’ Jean Paul Farrugia,
BOV Player of the Match: Jean Paul Farrugia
Renato Vella reporting from the Hibernians Stadium