Għajnsielem maintained their march towards the GFA Division One title last weekend after a 3-0 win over Victoria Hotspurs.
The Blacks are just one point away from securing the crown and they can do it this Sunday when they play third-placed Kerċem Ajax in their penultimate match.
Against the Hotspurs, Għajnsielem held territorial supremacy for long stretches, wrapping up the victory with three quick goals in the opening half.
Milos Stojanovic opened the scoring on 26 minutes following a cross by Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza who then doubled the Blacks’ lead with a simple tap-in after the Victoria keeper failed to hold a Dhonatan Santos Da Hora shot.
Right on the half-hour mark, Stojanovic made it 3-0, hitting low into the net after a fine solo move.
After the break, the Blacks continued to see more of the ball. However, the Hotspurs closed all avenues to their goal to avoid a drubbing.
Second-placed Xewkija Tigers maintained their slim chances of upstaging Għajnsielem to the title after beating SK Victoria Wanderers 3-0.
The Tigers had to wait until the 57th minute to break the stalemate when Daniel Bogdanovic picked up a short clearance to hammer the ball home.
The Wanderers’ reaction was weak and Thiago Melo Dos Santos doubled Xewkija’s lead with an inswinger from outside the box.
Dene Shields sealed the win with a third goal a minute from time.
In another match, Kerċem Ajax consolidated third spot thanks to a 2-1 win over the already-relegated St Lawrence Spurs.
Shaun Attard and Andrew Mizzi scored either side of half-time. St Lawrence tried to hit back but only managed a consolation goal through Jason Theuma 11 minutes from time.
Nadur Youngsters beat Munxar Falcons 5-3 and are now a step away from joining Xagħra United in the top flight next season.
The three points won moved Nadur on the 38-point mark, two behind the leaders who have a game in hand.
Nadur looked cruising towards an easy win as they stormed into a 4-0 lead with goals from Christian Debono (30, 43), Brandon Said (39) and Shaun Muscat (54).
The Falcons produced a remarkable rally to reopen the issue with three goals through Daniel Pace (70), substitute Kersten Grima (76) and Mark Debrincat (83).
Nadur’s Brandon Said, however, made sure of victory with a fifth goal six minutes from time.
Żebbuġ Rovers ended their commitments for this season with a 5-3 win over Qala Saints to move three points clear of the same Maroons at the bottom of the table.
Ejofor Nkwocha (5, 20) and Joel Xuereb (38, 90) scored a brace apiece while Christian Vella (17) got the other goal for the winners.
Qala’s goals arrived through Oleg Pogukay (23), Dylan Bellotti (47) and Andrew Borg (77).
The two teams also had a player sent off, Qala’s Nicholas Mercieca (70) and Żebbuġ’s Christian Bugeja (76).