Zejtun Corinthians earned another precious point as they held Balzan in a goalless draw at the Centenary Stadium on Tuesday.
Balzan move fourth on 8 points, four behind leaders Hamrun while Zejtun stay two points behind on six.
Mark Miller’s side could have taken the lead on 28 minutes but Steve Pisani’s direct freekick hit the upright.
Both sides ended in ten men as Marcelo Pereira Muniz was sent off for Zejtun ten minutes from time and Moussa Kamara was sent off on the 90th. Both players had received a second yellow card.
ZEJTUN Christian Cassar, Diego Albanese, Lucas Gama Moreira, Dylan Agius, Kemar David Reid (77′ Adrian Carabott), Marcelo Pereira Muniz, Christian Grech, Fernando Jose Gomes Junior (89′ Gianluca Bugeja), Ricardo Silva Faria, Neil Tabone, Anderson De Barros.
Coach: Orosco Anonam
BALZAN Sean Mintoff, Augustine Loof, Samir Arab, Paul Fenech, Eric Lemond Mc Woods (90+1′ Sean Cipriott), Steve Pisani,Michael Johnson, 1Uros Ljubomirac, 20-Suleiman Jalu, Weverton Souza Gomes (86′ Alfred Effiong), 99-Moussa Kamara Coach: Mark Miller
Referee: Fyodor Zammit
Assistant Referees: Mitchell Scerri, Ivan Galea
Fourth Official: Glen Tonna
Yellow Cards: M. Pereira Muniz, A. De Barros, M. Johnson, M. Kamara
Red Cards: 80′ Marcelo Pereira Muniz, 90′ Moussa Kamara
BOV Player of the Match: Diego Albanese (Z)