Weverton Gomes scored twice as Mosta returned to winning ways, defeating Hamrun Spartans 2-1 at the National Stadium on Saturday.
A win which puts Mosta on level points with Hamrun and Balzan on the 25-point mark.
Zachary Brincat hit the upright for Mosta after just five minutes.
However, on the 13th minute, Weverton Gomes received a cross from the right by Claudio Sumbane and hit low past goalkeeper Manuel Bartolo.
The Spartans went close to equalising when off a cross by Ailton Soares from the right, Nicola Leone’s header hit the crossbar on the 32nd minute.
Five minutes from the end of the first half, an Alessio Capitelli header, off a cross by Ailton Soares from the left, was cleared off the goal line by Christian Chaney; Nicola Leone took the rebound and hit low with the ball hitting the foot of the upright, Chaney’s short clearance reached Valdo Alhino whose acrobatic effort was blocked by a defender.
Six minutes in the second half, Mosta doubled the score thanks to a Weverton Gomes penalty after Darren Borg brought Gabriel Aquilina down inside the area.
Hamrun reduced the gap on the 61st minute thanks to Soufiane Lagzir who slotted the ball past goalkeeper Andreas Vella following an assist by Ailton Jorge dos Santos Soares from the left.
MOSTA Andreas Vella, Pedro Luiz Soares Gusso, Gabriel Aquilina, Terence Agius (77′ Peter Xuereb), Weverton Gomes (90′ Kyle Gatt), Christian Eric Chaney (85′ David Ifeanyi Onyeanula), Tyrone Farrugia, David James Brown, Claudio Jose Augusto Sumbane, Matias Muchardi, Zachary Brincat.
Subs not used: Nicky Vella, Matteo Vella, Luke Formosa, Liam Portelli.
Coach: Mark Miller
Asst. Coach: Joseph Grech
HAMRUN Manuel Bartolo, Alessio Capitelli, Ailton Jorge dos Santos Soares, Soufiane Lagzir (78′ Karl Luke Schembri) , Clayton Failla, Nicola Leone (77′ Andre Scicluna), Darren Borg (81′ Nikolai Micallef), Karl Micallef, Manuel Carlos Flores, Valdo Alhinho Goncalves, Mattia Cinquini.
Subs not used: Jean Claude Debattista, Conor Borg, Matthew Robert Gauci, Miguel Tabone.
Coach: Andrea Ciaramella
Referee: Fyodor Zammit
Assistant Referees: Duncan Spencer, Ivan Galea
Fourth Official: Mario Apap
Yellow Cards: Alhinho, Brincat, Bartolo, Sumbane, Lagzir, Brown, Farrugia
BOV Player of the Match: Weverton Gomes