Pembroke Athleta made their promotion intentions clear with a most impressive 8-2 win over Vittoriosa Stars in one of the two BOV First Division matches in programme on Saturday. A win which puts Pembroke in second place together with Gudja and St. Andrews, two points behind leaders Gzira United. Gudja and St. Andrews, however have a game in hand.
Ariel Laudisi put Pembroke ahead on 22 minutes with Diego Pereira converting a penalty on the 38th minute to equalise. However just before half-time, Carlo Mamo made it 2-1 for Pembroke.
After the break, the game was one-sided with Jacques Scerri’s side adding another six goals. Abubakar Bello Osagie made it 3-1 three minutes in the second half and four minutes, Ayrton Azzopardi added another. Ariel Laudisi scored the fifth goal on the 58th but on the hour, Francisco Arriagada Mella scored a second goal for the Stars. However Ayrton Azzopardi made it 6-2 on the 77th with Ariel Laudisi scoring another two goals on the 83rd and the 90th.