Gudja United maintained the challenge for promotion with a seventh consecutive win in the BOV First Division as they beat bottom-placed Marsa 3-0 at the Victor Tedesco Stadium on Friday.
Miguel Attard put Gudja ahead on the half-hour and five minutes from the end of the first half, Jonathan Bondin doubled the score. Jackson Lima sealed the issue with a third goal six minutes from time.
Meanwhile in another match, Zebbug Rangers collected three precious points thanks to an impressive 5-1 win over Naxxar Lions.
Jose Lucas Caetano da Silva opened the score on the 10th minute and four minutes later, Igor Rocha de Souza made it 2-0. Ze Lucas converted a penalty two minutes in the second half and Ryan Micallef made it 4-0 three minutes later. Jurgen Debono pulled one back thanks to a penalty on the 57th but Ryan Micallef added another on the 75th.
Sirens lead the way on 42 points, followed by Gudja on 38, Santa Lucia 31, Naxxar 27, Lija 25, Pembroke, Zejtun and Swieqi 23, Vittoriosa 22, Zebbug 21, Mqabba 19, Qrendi 17, San Gwann 16 and Marsa 5.