Balzan returned to winning ways thanks to a narrow win over neighbours Lija Athletic at the National Stadium on Saturday.
For Balzan, this was the second win in four matches after a narrow defeat to Valletta and a rather disappointing 3-3 draw with Mosta. Lija, on the other hand, suffer their second defeat.
Balzan scored the all-important goal on the 23rd minute when Moussa Kamara received an assist inside the area and hit low past goalkeeper Luke Bonnici.
BALZAN Sean Mintoff, Augustine Loof, Samir Arab, Paul Fenech, Eric Lemond Mc Woods, Steve Pisani, Steve Bezzina (79′ Michael Johnson), Uros Ljubomirac, Suleiman Jalu (79′ Alfred Effiong), Weverton Gomez Souza, Moussa Kamara.
Subs not used: Andy Catania GIlson, William Donkin, Isaac Buhagiar, Gary Camilleri, Sean Cipriott.
Coach: Mark Miller
LIJA Luke Bonnici, Carl Joseph Cassar, Daniel Scerri (71′ Ryan Dalli ), Erjon Beu, Neil Micallef, Fernando Javier Brandan, Ryan Darmanin, Juan Cruz Gill, Clayton Giordmaina, André White, Valdo Goncalves Alhinho.
Subs not used: Dylan Galea, Pedro Luis Soares Gusso, Leon Muscat, McAllister Clinch, Beppe Antignolo, Gianluca Zammit.
Coach: Joseph Galea
Referee: Glen Tonna
Assistant Referees: Mitchell Scerri, Ivan Galea
Fourth Official: Fyodor Zammit
Yellow Cards: White, Brandan, Jalu
BOV Player of the Match: Moussa Kamara