BOV Division 1: Gudja stay top as Pembroke lose to neighbours Melita

BOV-First-DivisionA goal after just two minutes by Kane Micallef enabled Melita to beat Pembroke Athleta 1-0, therefore denying their former coach Jacques Scerri’s side to regain the top spot in the BOV First Division. Therefore Gudja United retain the leadership.

St. Andrew’s could have joined them on top but were held in a 2-2 draw by Fgura United. Matteo Desira Buttigieg put the Saints ahead on 27 minutes and just before half-time, Nicholas Bradshaw doubled the score. However five minutes in the second half, John Roland Emeka pulled one back and eight minutes later, Ryan Previ converted a penalty to level matters.

Gzira United registered a fifth consecutive win, beating Vittoriosa Stars 4-1. John Nwoba put Gzira ahead on 23 minutes but Francisco Arriagada Mella equalised on the 39th. However six minutes later, John Nwoba made it 2-1. Edouard Ndjodo increased the lead on the 65th and four minutes later, John Nwoba completed a hat-trick with a fourth goal for the Maroons.

Msida St. Joseph earned a point as they held St. George’s in a 1-1 draw. Emerson Amaira put the Cospicua side ahead on the 5th minute but Uchenna Anyanwu levelled matters six minutes later.

Gudja lead the way with 28 points, followed by Pembroke and St. Andrews 26, Gzira 25, Melita 23, Vittoriosa 22, St. George’s and Lija 21, Fgura 20, Mqabba and Rabat 17, Msida 14, Zurrieq 10 and Birzebbuga 6.