Naxxar Lions and Zejtun Corinthians closed in on leaders Sliema Wanderers in the BOV Challenge League as they both registered wins on Saturday.
At the Centenary Stadium, goals by Erikys Ferreira on the 33rd, Edson Cerqueira Farias on the 79th and Andrej Nakov on the 85th handed Naxxar a 3-0 win over bottom-placed Marsaskala.
Zejtun Corinthians defeated Qrendi 3-0 thanks to a goal by James Brincat on the 37th and a Andre Costa Penha da Costa brace on the 73rd and 86th at the Victor Tedesco Stadium.
Lija Athletic returned to winning ways as they defeated St. Andrews 2-0 at the Centenary Stadium thanks to a brace by Erjon Beu on the 17th and 58th.
On the other hand, Marsa came from behind to beat Mqabba 2-1 at the Victor Tedesco Stadium. Ronald Maklysten Melo Costa put Mqabba ahead on the 26th but goals by Dylan Grima on the 43rd and Lucas Ribeiro de Oliveira on the 68th turned the score in Marsa’s favour.
Sliema lead the way with 15 points, followed by Naxxar on 13, Zejtun 12, Fgura 11, Melita 10, Lija and Swieqi 8, Marsa, Vittoriosa and San Gwann 7, Mtarfa, Tarxien, Zurrieq and St. Andrews 5, Attard and Mqabba 3, Qrendi 1 and Marsaskala 0.