After a long injury Clint Cope returned back on the pitch and helped Balzan grab the three points at stake after a 5-3 win against Zabbar.
He scored a brace for his team and contributed with several assists for his team mates.
Other goals for Balzan were scored by Boycho Marev (2 goals) and Andrea Dan.
Zabbar, who played a good game, replied with goals from Rosen Filipov, Glenn Barry and Radoslav Kovachev.
This win enabled Balzan to join Hibs in the second position of the table although playing a game more than the Paolites.
In the second match, Qormi had the better of Luqa 5-2. It was an exciting match with Luqa starting brightly in the first minutes and finding the net through Chris Cardona. They continued to press the Qormi rearguard who found keeper Stefan Vella in fine form when he performed some good saves.
A few minutes before half-time, Peter Pullicino restored parity. This goal galvanized the Yellow/Blacks who performed a series of counterattacks with Luqa keeper Clint Mifsud being busy during the match.
Alan Galea found the advantage goal after a rebound to make it 2-1 for his side.
In the second half, Mark Mizzi scored a brace in less than a minute to extend Qormi’s advantage.
Chris Cardona found the net again for Luqa until Michael Galea sealed the issue for the winners.