Pembroke Athleta became the first team to win promotion to the Premier League following a crushing 6-0 win over St George’s on Saturday.
Jacques Scerri’s team were in rampant form against the bottom-placed St George’s to secure the three points that lifted them on 41-point mark, to secure an unassailable seven-point lead over their nearest rivals Żejtun Corinthians and Naxxar Lions.
In fact, Pembroke, who have three matches still to play, cannot be leapfrogged from the top two places in the standings as Żejtun have only two matches left and cannot move above the section leaders.
Pembroke Athleta wrapped up the three points inside the first 34 minutes when they surged into a four-goal lead.
Jurgen Suda put them ahead inside the first minute before Weverton Gomes made it 2-0 on 10 minutes.
St George’s look rattled and Stefan Jankovic made it 3-0 before Suda grabbed his second of the match and his team’s fourth 11 minutes from the break.
After the break, Pembroke Athleta kept pushing and they added two more goals through Samuel Buhagiar (55) and James Brincat (70) to secure the victory.