Mosta collected three precious points in the battle against relegation as they defeated Santa Lucia 1-0 in a direct clash between the teams lying in the tenth and eleventh places in the BOV Premier League at the Tony Bezzina Stadium on Saturday.
A win which outs the Blues six points clear of the same Santa Lucia and just two behind Balzan and Gudja United who, however, have a game in hand. Santa Lucia, on the other hand, stay two points ahead of Sliema.
Both sides had a new signing in their starting line up as Boubakara Diarra and Lorenzo Soares Fonseca made their debut for Mosta and Santa Lucia respectively.
Mosta scored the all-important goal on the 36th minute when off a cross by Jonas Rodriguez Ekani from the right, Geoffrey Acheampong served Sunday Akinbule who beat goalkeeper Justin Haber with a shot from inside the area.