Despite having to play for almost all of the second half in ten men, Rabat Ajax registered their first win in the BOV First Division as they defeated Pietà Hotspurs 3-1 at the Victor Tedesco Stadium on Saturday.
Adam Smeir put the Magpies ahead on the 18th minute and Ethan Goodman doubled the score five minutes from the end of the first half. Joseph Caruana made it 3-0 five minutes in the second half but Gabriel Mensah pulled one back for Pietà on the 62nd.
In another match, Gharghur and Lija Athletic shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw.
Erjon Beu put Lija ahead on the 3rd minute but a Muda Fagbeja penalty on the 18th minute restored equilibrium. Lija regained the lead to Jorge Garcia Vidal on the 27th. However Gharghur levelled matters thanks to another goal by Muda Fagbeja on the 76th.
Sirens, Fgura, Senglea, Mqabba, Gharghur and Lija lead the way with 7 points, followed by Pietà and Naxxar on 6, Rabat, Vittoriosa and Melita 4, Zebbug 1, Marsa and Qormi 0.