Zejtun Corinthians kept the pace with second-placed Naxxar Lions as they defeated Mqabba 4-0 in one of the three matches from BOV Challenge League at the Victor Tedesco Stadium on Saturday.
Jairo Santos De Oliveira Filho put Zejtun ahead on the 6th minute and goals by Andre Carlos Penha da Costa on the 35th and Jurgen Debono on the 44th handed them a three-goal lead by the end of the fitst half. James Brincat added another eight minutes in the second half.
Goals by Matthew Brincat on the 47th and Donys Quintero on the 66th handed Fgura United a 2-0 win over Marsaskala.
Qrendi, on the other hand, returned to winning ways as they defeated San Gwann 3-0 thanks to a goal by Claudio Antunes Pavlidis on the 39th and a brace by Henrique de Souza Maciel on the 48th and 50th.
Sliema lead the way with 21 points, followed by Naxxar on 19, Zejtun 18, Fgura and Lija 14, Melita 13, Zurrieq and Tarxien 11, Attard 9, Marsa, Swieqi, Mtarfa, San Gwann and St. Andrews 8, Vittoriosa 7, Mqabba 6, Qrendi 4 and Marsaskala 3.