After suffering seven consecutive defeats, St. Andrews returned to winning ways as they registered a narrow win over Floriana at the National Stadium on Monday.
This win puts St. Andrews temporarily five points ahead of Qormi and two behind Senglea. Qormi face Birkirkara and Senglea take on Hibernians in the other two matches on Monday.
Floriana were unlucky to hit the crossbar with a Clyde Borg effort on the 23rd minute. Kristian Keqi hit the foot of the upright late in the end of the first half but just before half-time, Woo Ling also hit the crossbar, this time for St. Andrews.
Matthew Woo Ling scored the all-important goal on 66 minutes as his direct free kick from the right was not held by Akpan to end at the back of the net.
FLORIANA Ini Etim Akpan, Clyde Borg (76′ Dylan Grima), Kristian Keqi, Brandon Paiber (68′ Daniel Agius), Jurgen Pisani, Tiago Galvao da Silva, Alex Cini, Ulises Arias (55′ Terence Vella), Arthur Oyama, Ezequeil Cesani, Marcelina Emerson.
Subs not used: Matthew Grech, Bradley Sciberras, Edward Herrera, Jake Stenson.
Coach: Guido Ugolotti
Asst. Coach: Massimo Savio
ST. ANDREWS Matthew Calleja Cremona, Alex Satariano, Kevyn Mcfarlane, Travis Blagrove, Aidan Jake Friggieri (85′ Kemar Reid), Joseph Farrugia, Kurt Magro, Jacob Walker (55′ Dejan Debono), Martin Davis (90′ Kemmu Degran Jackson), Luke Sciberras, Matthew Woo Ling.
Subs not used: Elmaddin Mammadov, Adam Magri Overend, Samuel Barthet, Sean Ellul.
Coach: Johann Scicluna
Referee: Philip Farrugia
Assistant Referees: Luke Portelli, Dusan Petrovic
Fourth Official: Slobodan Petrovic
Yellow Cards: Pisani, Mcfarlane
BOV Player of the Match: Matthew Woo Ling