After beating Hamrun Spartans in their previous outing, Mosta collected another three points as a late goal handed them a narrow win over Santa Lucia at the Centenary Stadium on Friday.
Mosta therefore join Gzira United and Hibernians in fourth place, four points behind leaders Floriana.
For Santa Lucia, this was the second defeat in three matches after they collected just one point in a draw with Senglea in their last game.
Mosta scored the all-important goal one minute from time thanks to Momodou Salieu Jallow who headed the ball home following an inviting cross by Weverton Gomes.
MOSTA Andreas Vella, Dimitri Christian Kassekar, Akeem Garnet Roach (88’ Zachary Brincat), Weverton Gomes (90+4’ Christian Grech), Duane Bonnici (81’ Kyle Gatt), Nikita Kotlov, Dexter Xuereb, Rafael Morisco, Momodou Jallow, Tyrone Farrugia, Matias Muchardi.
Subs not used: Andre Spiteri, Gabriel Aquilina, Gianluca Sciberras, Liam Portelli.
Coach: Mark Miller
Asst. Coach: Joseph Grech
Goalkeepers’ Coach: Malcolm Vella
SANTA LUCIA Ryan Caruana, Jackson David Usuga Mendoza (87’ Neil Micallef), Diego Luis Mosquera Segura, Maycon de Jesus Santana, Kevin Ante Rosero, Jacob Walker (90+2’ Adam Magri Overend, Daniel Agius, Farid Zuniga, Jamie Zerafa, Camilo Escobar, Rei Tachikawa (83’ Omar Elouni).
Subs not used: Dorian Bugeja, Brady Agius, Neil Spiteri, Lee Galea.
Coach: Oliver Spiteri
Asst. Coach: Brian Chetcuti
Goalkeepers’ Coach: Julian Mallia German
Referee: Ishmael Barbara
Assistant Referees: Luke Portelli, Duncan Spencer
Fourth Official: Trustin Farrugia Cann
Yellow Cards: Kassekar, Escobar, Zerafa, Muchardi
BOV Player of the Match: Jackson David Usuga Mendoza