Sta. Venera Lightnings move to just one point away from promotion as they registered a 5-0 win over Mdina Knights at the Sirens Stadium on Saturday.
Eddie Wileman gave the Lightnings a two-goal lead with goals on the 12th and 20th and by the end of the first half, Jonathan Micallef and Luca Bugeja added another two goals on the 38th and 44th. Eddie Wileman added another on the 70th minute.
Xghajra Tornados and Kirkop United stay third as they defeated Mtarfa and Ghaxaq respectively at the Luxol Stadium. Goals by Ayrton Buhagiar and Karl Caruana gave Kirkop a 2-0 win over Ghaxaq while Royter Degiorgio notched a hat-trick as Xghajra defeated Mtarfa 3-1. Degiorgio scored on the 33rd, 41st and 90th with Chris Farrugia scoring a consolation goal on the 50th.
In another match at the Sirens Stadium, goals by Cristian Toro Perdomo on the 22nd, 52nd and 76th, Matthew Borg on the 28th and Darren Bartoli on the 39th gave Msida St. Joseph a 5-0 win over Marsaskala.
Sta. Venera lead the way with 47 points, followed by Mellieha on 41, Xghajra and Kirkop 38, Msida 32, Mdina 27, Ghaxaq 22, Zurrieq and Dingli 21, Mtarfa 14, Ta’ Xbiex and Marsaskala 8.