Endrit Kaca took his scoring prowess to yet another level on, as Qormi thrashed Zebbug Rangers 12-6 in the derby to gain the fifth place in the standings.
The Yellow-Blacks already led 7-3 before the break and the 24 year-old Albanian international put the result beyond doubt by scoring twice in the first half.
Kaca added four more after the break, while substitute Allen Medati, newcomer Dario Zampa and Basil Onuta each added a pair.
Zebbug tried to get back into the match scoring some goals to reduce the margin but were always left trailing behind their opponents.
Zebbug’s goals came from a Jamie Portelli double and other strikes from Jason Mifsud, Ricky Zammit, Bernard Bonnici and Gorg Borg.
Mosta produced a stunning second-half display to see off Gzira United 4-3 to move three points away from them in the table.
Mosta looked on course for back-to-back league defeats when Luke Stivala gave Gzira a deserved half-time lead.
But Ryan Buhagiar levelled straight from the kick-off at the start of the second period and this goal paved the way to Mosta’s resurgence.
Goals from Diego Gomes de Mello, Armando Gjepali and Gabor Balan eventually put their team in the driving seat.
Gzira managed to reduce the arrears through a brace by Alessio Restuccia and produced a late rally. However the Maroons’ last frantic efforts were in vain as Mosta controlled the proceedings to record their second win of the season.