Mellieha kept the pace with leaders Sta. Venera Lightnings as they registered a comfortable 6-0 win over Ta’ Xbiex in one of the two BOV Third Division matches at the Charles Abela Stadium on Sunday.
Jean Scholey put Mellieha ahead on the 20th and an own goal on the 32nd enabled them to double the score before Bryan Bautista gave Mellieha a three-goal lead three minutes from the end of the first half. Ryan Sciberras increased the lead on the 57th and Gilbert Camilleri on the 65th with Lydon Micallef converting a penalty on the 74th for Alex Delia’s side.
In another match, Dingli Swallows defeated Zurrieq 2-1. Karl Cilia opened the score for Dingli on the 33rd minute and Robert Ciantar doubled the scoring nine minutes from time with Ryan Farrugia scoring a consolation goal for Zurrieq on the 87th minute.
Sta. Venera lead the way with 47 points, followed by Mellieha on 33, Xghajra and Kirkop 38, Msida 32, Mdina 27, Dingli 24, Ghaxaq 22, Zurrieq 21, Mtarfa 14, Ta’ Xbiex and Marsaskala 8.