Valletta registered a most comfortable 5-1 win over Zebbug Rangers at the Tony Bezzina Stadium.
While the Citizens remain seventh, the Rangers missed the opportunity to extend the gap over Santa Lucia who lie second from bottom, three points behind Brian Spiteri’s side.
Valletta took just eight minutes to forge ahead when off a cross from the left by Ulrich N’Nomo, Federico Falcone headed home.
Andrea Zammit doubled the score on the 25th when off a corner from the left, the Under-21 international beat Miguel Chetcuti with a header.
Two minutes in the second half, Federico Falcone headed home once again, off a corner by Nilton Soares from the right.
Brandon Paiber converted a penalty for Valletta eleven minutes in the second half after Gaetano Gesualdi brought Nilton Soares down inside the area.
Valletta scored a fifth goal on the 87th thanks to Andrea Zammit who hit low past Chetcuti following a cross from the right.
Zebbug scored a consolation goal one minute from time when off a cross from the left, Shaun Bugeja headed home from close range.
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