Gzira United registered a third win on the trot as they defeated Lija Athletic 3-0 at the Centenary Stadium on Tuesday.
The Maroons had a perfect start, taking the lead on the 7th minute when off a cross from the left, Nikolai Muscat hit low past goalkeeper Luke Bonnici.
Gzira doubled the score on the 63rd minute when off a Ricardo Correa Duarte cross, Amadou Samb anticipated Bonnici to place the ball at the back of the net.
On the 70th minute, Gzira could have added another when they were awarded a penalty after Nikolai Muscat was brought down inside the area by Juan Cruz Gill but Jefferson de Assis hit high from the penalty spot.
Nikolai Muscat hit the upright on the 78th minute but two minutes later, Gzira were not to be denied as Amadou hit the upright with Ricardo Correa Duarte hitting home off the rebound.
LIJA Luke Bonnici, Carl Joseph Cassar, Leon Muscat, Daniel Scerri, Neil Micallef, Fernando Javier Brandan (88′ Beppe Antignolo), McAllister Clinch, Ryan Dalli (62′ Gianluca Zammit), Ryan Darmanin, Juan Cruz Gill, Valdo Goncalves Alhinho.
Coach: Joseph Galea
GZIRA Anthony Curmi, Gabriel Bohrer Mentz, Steve Borg (67′ Camilo Escobar), Nikolai Muscat, Clyde Borg (67′ Dexter Xuereb), Hamed Kone, Jackson Mendoza (83′ Alexander Scicluna), Ricardo Correa Duarte (83′ Nevin Portelli), Sacha Borg, Amadou Samb, Jefferson De Assis (77′ Omar Elouni).
Coach: Darren Abdilla
Referee: Daniel Portelli
Assistant Referees: Luke Portelli, James Muscat
Fourth Official: Darryl Agius
Yellow Cards: Alhino, Clinch, Samb
BOV Player of the Match: Nikolai Muscat