Valletta held in goalless draw by Sliema

| January 12th, 2014 | 3 Comments »

bov-premier-league-2013-2014Valletta dropped two points in their bid to stay close to leaders Birkirkara as they were held in a goalless draw by Sliema Wanderers.

The two teams disappointed in a clash which lacked goal-mouth action. In fact, neither side deserved to take home the three points.

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BOV Division 1: Zebbug retain top spot as Hotspurs suffer second defeat

| January 12th, 2014 | 5 Comments »

bov-first-division-2013-2014Pietà Hotspurs suffered the second defeat in a week to miss the opportunity to regain the top spot in the BOV First Division. Zebbug Rangers therefore stay at the top with 26 points, two ahead of Pietà and four ahead of Lija.

Jurgen Pisani put the Hotspurs ahead on 32 minutes but Ryan Dalli levelled matters two minutes. Anthony Ewurum made it 2-1 for Gudja on 55 minutes.

Melita returned to winning ways as they beat Gzira United 3-2.

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BOV Division 3: Xghajra move fourth

| January 12th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

bov-third-division-2013-2014Xghajra Tornados moved fourth in the BOV Third Division as they beat Luqa St. Andrew’s 1-0 in one of the six matches in programme on Sunday. Xghajra have therefore maintained a clean sheet for the last seven matches.

Leaders Sirens kept a two-point lead over Swieqi United as the former defeated Mtarfa 2-0 and the latter beat Ta’ Xbiex 2-1.

Attard beat Kalkara 4-1 while Mgarr United defeated Marsaxlokk 2-1. In another match, Sta. Venera Lightnings registered a narrow 1-0 win over Qrendi.

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Nadur Youngsters regain top spot

| January 12th, 2014 | Comments Off on Nadur Youngsters regain top spot

Gozo-Football-AssociationNadur Youngsters regained the top spot in the Melita First Division in Gozo thanks to a 3-1 win over Munxar Falcons in one of the two matches in programme on Sunday.

Munxar had a player sent off seven minutes from the end of the first half and from the penalty spot, Anthony Portelli put Nadur ahead. Portelli doubled the score four minutes in the second half. Joseph Grima pulled one back by converting a penalty on the 70th and although Nadur had Christian Debono sent off on 78 minutes, David Fenech made it 3-1 three minutes later.

In another match, Xaghra United suffered the eleventh defeat of the season as they lost 0-2 to Victoria Hotspurs. Saturday Nanapere scored the goals on 11 and 72 minutes.

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Futsal: Malta beat Gibraltar in friendly match

| January 11th, 2014 | Comments Off on Futsal: Malta beat Gibraltar in friendly match

futsal-gibraltar-malta140109The Malta Futsal national team defeated Gibraltar 4-2 in the second of two friendly matches at the Tercentenary Hall in Gibraltar.

With a sizeable crowd supporting the home team, Malta also had its fair share of support, with a group of Maltese working in Gibraltar or Spain attending the match and cheering throughout the game.

A determined Malta side, attacked aggressively from the initial stages of the game with the clear aim of imposing their game on the opponents. With the game mostly played in the Gibraltarian half pitch, Malta dominated the first half, with Xavier Saliba, Giancarlo Sammut and Cedric Sciberras testing the Gibraltar goalie repeatedly. Against the run of play, Gibraltar opened the score through Jamie Walker but Malta soon levelled the score through Giancarlo Sammut, on the 10th minute.

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