For the fourth consecutive game, Santa Lucia failed to bag the three points as they only managed to rescue a point in a 2-2 draw with Swieqi United in one of the two BOV First Division matches at the Victor Tedesco Stadium on Saturday. A draw which puts them on level points with Sirens who however have a game in hand.
Tejumola Ebenezer Ayorinde put Swieqi ahead on the 15th but Jurgen Suda equalised on the 59th. Gianluca Calabretta restored the lead for Swieqi on the 70th but Patrick Jean Texeira Maia was quick to level matters two minutes later.
In another match, Johan Alberto Castano was the hero for Zejtun Corinthians as he notched a hat-trick in a 3-0 win over Marsa. Castano opened the scoring on the 19th, doubled the score on the 77th and sealed the issue with a penalty deep into stoppage time.
Santa Lucia and Sirens lead the way with 21 points, followed by Lija on 19, Swieqi and Gudja 17, Qrendi and Vittoriosa 14, Zebbug 13, Pembroke and Mqabba 12, Zejtun and Naxxar 11, San Gwann 9 and Marsa 5.