Sta. Venera Lightnings defeated Zurrieq 2-0 at the Charles Abela Stadium on Sunday to re-join leaders Mellieha at the top of the BOV Third Division table.
Eddie Wileman put the Lightnings ahead on the 31st minute and William Camilleri doubled the score on the 69th.
In another match, Xghajra Tornados found no difficulty in beating Marsaskala 5-1 to keep the pace with the leaders. Royter Degiorgio put Xghajra ahead on the 6th minute and Gabriel Bonavia doubled the score on the 11th. Jonathan Bugeja pulled one back on the 27th but Royter Degiorgio scored on the 38th, 63rd and 67th to hand Xghajra a comfortable win.
Therefore at the end of the first round, Mellieha and Sta. Venera lead the way with 26 points, followed by Xghajra on 24, Msida 19, Kirkop 18, Mdina 16, Zurrieq 14, Dingli 13, Ghaxaq 12, Mtarfa and Marsaskala 7 and Ta’ Xbiex 4.