Birkirkara registered a third league win in as many matches since the beginning of the calendar year as they defeated Santa Lucia 2-0 at the Tony Bezzina Stadium to stay third one point behind Gzira United, moving four points ahead of Hibernians.
The Stripes took the lead on the 25th minute when they were quite lucky to see Santa Lucia goalkeeper Matthew Calleja Cremona deflect the ball in the direction of Enzo Daniel Cabrera who found no difficulty in tapping the ball home.
Just before half-time, Yannick Yankam was unlucky to hit the upright with a header.
However on the 76th minute, the Stripes were not to be denied when Cabrera sent Alex da Paixao Alves through and the latter hit home past Calleja Cremona.
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