Lija Athletic and Naxxar Lions, who were both relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season, scored late to earn draws in their respective matches from the BOV First Division at the Centenary Stadium on Saturday.
Lija Athletic and Sirens shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw at the Centenary Stadium.
Pedro Luiz Soares Gusso gave Lija the lead on the 20th minute. Ige Adeshina equalised just before half-time and four minutes in the second half, Marco Antonio Morgon Filho converted a penalty to make it 2-1 for Sirens. Erjon Beu restored equilibrium one minute from time.
Jonatan Silveira da Silva put Qrendi ahead after just five minutes but a Jurgen Debono penalty restored equilibrium just before half-time.
Santa Lucia and Sirens lead the way with 4 points, followed by Swieqi on 3, Lija, Pembroke, Zejtun, Naxxar, Gudja, Vittoriosa and Zebbug 2, Mqabba and Qrendi 1, Marsa and San Gwann 0.