Leaders Qormi returned to winning ways as they registered a narrow win over Pembroke Athleta in one of the two BOV First Division matches in programme at the Victor Tedesco Stadium on Saturday.
Tensior Gusman scored the all-important goal nine minutes in the second half.
Zejtun Corinthians moved third thanks to a 3-0 win over Melita. Following a goalless first half, Junki Sato put Zejtun ahead on the 53rd and Adam Smeir scored twice on the 63rd and 84th.
Qormi lead the way with 47 points, followed by Pietà on 40, Zejtun on 38, Mqabba 37, Zebbug 35, San Gwann 33, Vittoriosa 30, Qrendi 23, Pembroke and Sirens 21, Zabbar 19, Marsa 18, Melita 14 and Rabat 5.