In the FXDD First Division, Gzira United maintained the pressure on leaders Qrendi when they defeated Marsaskala 6-1. The Maroons scored immediately and succeeded have the better on Marsaskala who stand eighth in the table.
Kenneth Bonnici, Charlo Debattista and a brace from Alessio Restuccia put Gzira four ahead until a penalty from John Paul Barbara reduced the arrears for Marsaskala.
In the second half Marsaskala tried to make a sort of reaction with John Paul Barbara going close several times but Gzira keeper Neil Camilleri produced some brilliant saves to deny his opponents.
Alessio Restuccia and Aurelio Burgio added two goals to seal the victory for Gzira who remain second in the table with 22 points.
In the second match from the FXDD Premier Division, Melita returned to winning ways after seeing off Birzebbuga 7-4 to go ninth in the table.
It was a very balanced game but Melita proved to be the better side. They played a possession game with experienced player, Edwin Gauci present at all times in Melita’s actions. He controlled the defence and also ran forward especially from the right wing.
B’Bugia had also their efforts especially by James Galea, Wayne Vella, Mark Psaila and Jovil Abela.
Three players were shown the red card; Aleandro AsenjoMexia and Jovil Abela for Birzebbuga and Bojan Minic for Melita.
The St Julian’s side scored their goals from Michael Martin(3 goals), Edwin Gauci (2 goals) and a goal each for David Eminyan and Daniel Gravino.
James Galea,Wayne Vella, JovinAbela and Mark Psaila scored the goals for the Southerners.