Sirens failed to close in on leaders Floriana after being held in a 1-1 draw by Gudja United in a clash between two of the newly-promoted sides at the Centenary Stadium on Saturday.
The St. Paul’s Bay side are therefore once again four points behind the Greens but risk falling into third place should Gzira beat Senglea on Monday.
Gudja, on the other hand, obtained the third consecutive positive result and now join Sliema on the 11-point mark, leaving Birkirkara and Santa Lucia second from bottom on ten points.
Sirens managed to take the lead on the 24th minute thanks to Romario Lucas Memezes whose great long-range effort stunned goalkeeper Jonathan Debono.
Gudja, however, levelled matters just before the end of the first half thanks to a Juan Andres Bolano header.
SIRENS David Cassar, Wellington de Oliveira, Sergio Raphael dos Anjos, Emmanuel Okoye, Siraj Arab Eddin (58′ Manuel Angel Bustos), Luke Sciberras, Romario Lucas Memezes, Adrian Borg, Abdullahi Ige Adeshina, Romeu Pericles Romao, Thiago Espindola de Paula.
Subs not used: Miguel Montfort, Jacques Muscat, Daniel Sant, Matthias Saliba, Larken Friggieri, Russell Fenech.
Coach: Steve D’Amato
Asst. Coach: Eamon Bugeja
GUDJA Jonathan Debono, Jonathan Bondin, Zachary Cassar, Aidan Friggieri (87′ Justin Grioli), Rundell Winchester (45′ James Brincat), Gabriel Mensah (90+2′ Llywelyn Cremona), Anderson de Barros, Miguel Antonio Jimenez, Hubert Vella, Juan Andres Bolanos, Allan Ricardo Miranda
Subs not used: Timothy Aquilina, Dylan Grima, Carlos Alexandre Santana, Peter Paul Sammut.
Coach: Josef Mansueto
Asst. Coach: Thane Micallef
Referee: Lars Albert (GER)
Assistant Referees: Johannes Schipke, Eric Weisbach (GER)
Fourth Official: Malcolm Spiteri
Yellow Cards: Winchester, Friggieri, Thiaguinho, Borg, Sergio Raphael
BOV Player of the Match: Emmanuel Okoye