Sliema Wanderers continue to disappoint after suffering a third consecutive defeat, losing 1-3 to Sirens at the National Stadium on Saturday.
The Wanderers, now lie six points behind Hamrun, five behind Hibernians and three behind Gzira.
Sirens, on the other hand, move tenth as they bounce back from the defeat to Hamrun Spartans to register a second win in three matches.
They managed to take the lead on the 20th minute when off a corner from the right, Emiliano Torre Callegari’s header hit the upright and new singing Lamin Bittaye placed the ball at the back of the net.
Sirens doubled the score just before the end of the first half thanks to a penalty, converted by Wilfried Domoraud, after Lamin Bittaye was floored inside the area.
The St. Paul’s Bay side increased the lead on 66 minutes when a long-distance effort by Hamed Kone hit the crossbar and off the rebound, Wilfried Domoraud hit hard past goalkeeper Jake Galea.
To make matters worse for Sliema, Ruslan Kisil was sent off for serious foul play.
Sliema pulled one back three minutes from time thanks to a diagonal shot from the right by Sylvano Comvalius which beat David Cassar.