Gzira United moved second, one point behind leaders Hamrun Spartans and one point ahead of Hibernians as they defeated Zejtun Corinthians 4-0 at the National Stadium on Saturday.
For the Maroons, this was the eighth consecutive win while for Zejtun, this was the second consecutive defeat which leaves them fifth from bottom.
Gzira took the lead on the 10th minute when off an assist by Martin Davis from the right, Maxuell Maia da Silva hit home past goalkeeper Christian Cassar.
Four minutes in the second half, Ricardo Correa doubled the score as he slotted the ball past the Zejtun goalkeeper after a cross from the right by Nikolai Muscat.
Six minutes in the second half, a great goal by Nevin Portelli whose fine rising shot from outside the area gave Cassar no chance put the Maroons three goals ahead.
Martin Davis added another on the 63rd minute after rounding a number of defenders before hitting past the Zejtun custodian.
ZEJTUN Christian Cassar, Diego Albanese, Adrian Carabott, Jurgen Suda (59′ Edward Herrera), Thiago Bonfim, Lucas Moreira, Christian Grech, Henrique Marcelino Motta, Sergio Barboza da Silva Junior, Douglas Washington Cataneo (59′ Mattia Del Negro), Neil Tabone (77′ Gillmore Azzopardi).
Coach: Orosco Anonam
GZIRA Anthony Curmi, Gabriel Bohrer Mentz, Sacha Borg (73′ Karl Pulo), Nikolai Muscat, Dexter Xuereb, Martin Davis, Nevin Portelli (73′ Clyde Borg), Maxuell Maia da Silva (63′ Jefferson de Assis), Jackson Mendoza (63′ Steve Pisani), Ricardo Calixto Correa Duarte, Bahrudin Atajic (77′ Andrew Cohen).
Coach: Darren Abdilla
Referee: Slobodan Petrovic
Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, James Muscat
Fourth Official: Emanuel Grech
Yellow Cards: Steve Borg, Cataneo, Moreira, Bonfim
BOV Player of the Match: Martin Davis