Mgarr United failed to keep the pace with leaders Marsa after losing 1-2 to Zurrieq in one of the two BOV Second Division matches in programme at the Luxol Stadium.
Claudio Calleja handed Zurrieq the lead on the 17th and Mauro Bonnici doubled the score on the 26th. Gordon Saliba pulled one back on the 32nd minute when he converted a penalty.
Mellieha, on the other hand, collected three precious points thanks to a 1-0 win over Kalkara United courtesy of a David Fenech goal on the 25th.
Marsa lead the way with 31 points followed by Mgarr on 27, San Gwann on 26, Marsaxlokk 25, Rabat and Zurrieq 24, Kalkara 20, Melita 19, Mellieha 18, Birzebbuga 15, Zabbar 10, Xghajra 9 and Luqa 6.