Zejtun Corinthians moved fifth from bottom as they returned to winning ways thanks to a 3-1 win over Tarxien Rainbows at the Centenary Stadium on Thursday.
The Corinthians now lie seven points ahead of Tarxien who remain third from bottom but the latter have a game in hand.
Zejtun took the lead on the 23rd minute thanks to Kemar Reid who concluded a fine solo effort on the left with a fine shot from just inside the area to beat goalkeeper Daniel Fernandes.
Twelve minutes in the second half, Zejtun doubled the score thanks to Vitor Vieira who slotted the ball past the Tarxien goalkeeper following a cross by Kemar Reid from the right.
The Rainbows reduced the gap on the 78th minute when off a cross by Vito Plut from the right, substitute Kyle Gatt hit home past goalkeeper Christian Cassar.
Six minutes later, Erisa Ssekisambu was unlucky to hit the upright for Tarxien after a cross shot from the right was partially saved by the Zejtun goalkeeper.
However four minutes from time, Zejtun sealed the issue with a third goal thanks to Sergio Barboza da Silva Junior who received a cross by Kemar Reid from the right, hitting low past Fernandes.
ZEJTUN Christian Cassar, Diego Albanese (55′ Gianluca Bugeja), Lucas Moreira, Adrian Carabott (72′ Jurgen Suda), Kemar Reid, Thiago Bonfim, Christian Grech, Sergio Barboza da Silva Junior (89′ Dylan Agius), Vitor Vieira, Neil Tabone, Anderson de Barros.
Subs not used: Daniel Grima, Alessio Cassar, Edward Herrera, Gillmore Azzopardi.
Coach: Orosco Anonam
TARXIEN Daniel Fernandes, Carlos da Silva Conceicao Filho, Brandon Muscat, Edison Bilbao Zarate, Daniel Zerafa, Darren Falzon, Vito Plut, Jurgen Debono, Eduardo Rosado, Leonardo Henrique Ferreira (76′ Kyle Gatt), Erisa Ssekisambu.
Subs not used: Jurgen Borg, Cedric Zahra, Luke Sciberras, Luigi Bonavia, Dale Tabone, Keith Attard.
Coach: Winston Muscat
Referee: Andrea Sciriha
Assistant Referees: Jurgen Spiteri, Duncan Spencer
Fourth Official: Etienne Mangion
Yellow Cards: Fernandes, Falzon, Albanese, Zarate, Zerafa, Plut, Suda, Muscat
BOV Player of the Match: Vitor Vieira