Despite playing for over an hour in ten men, Zejtun Corinthians rescued a point in a 1-1 draw with Sirens at the Hibernians Stadium on Sunday.
A draw which puts Zejtun on level points with Gudja and Balzan with the Zejtun and Balzan due to face each other in a direct clash on Wednesday. Sirens, on the other hand, are alone in ninth place, one point ahead of Floriana and four ahead of Zejtun, Gudja and Balzan.
The Corinthians were reduced to ten men on 25 minutes after Vitor Vieira after an incident with an opponent inside the area.
On the hour, Sirens managed to take the lead thanks to a great freekick by Hamed Kone which gave goalkeeper Christian Cassar no chance.
However, on the 90th minute, Zejtun levelled matters when off a cross by Edward Herrera from the right, Kemar Reid headed home past David Cassar.
ZEJTUN Christian Cassar, Kemar Reid, Jurgen Suda (72′ Adrian Carabott), Marcelo Pereira Muniz (90+1′ Gianluca Bugeja), Lucas Moreira, Henrique Marcelino Motta, Sergio Barboza da Silva, Vitor Vieira, Edward Herrera, Gillmore Azzopardi, Anderson de Barros.
Subs not used: Daniel Grima, Alssio Cassar, Keelan Azzopardi, Kevin Cassar, Mattia Del Negro.
Coach: Orosco Anonam
SIRENS David Cassar, Lamin Bittaye (80′ Luke Grech), Hamed Kone,Wilfried Domoraud, Emiliano Torre Callegari, Adrian Borg, Ryan Scicluna, Terence Agius (90+1′ Ryan Darmanin), Manuel Angel Bustos, Tamsir Jammeh (62′ Ryan Grech), Thiago Espindola.
Subs not used: Reeves Cini, Karl Schembri, Sean Schembri, Dylan Galea.
Coach: Giovanni Tedesco
Referee: Glen Tonna
Assistant Referees: Jurgen Spiteri, Darko Stankovic
Fourth Official: Philip Farrugia
Yellow Cards: Jammeh, Scicluna, Muniz, de Barros, Bittaye
Red Cards: 25′ Vitor Vieira
BOV Player of the Match: Hamed Kone