Naxxar, Gudja through to Play-Offs final

Naxxar Lions and Gudja United will be contesting the final of the BOV Third Division Promotion Play-Offs after winning the two semi-finals on Thursday. The final will be played on Sunday at the Centenary Stadium, kick-off at 09:30.

In the first semi-final – a clash between the runners-up of the two sections in Division 3, Naxxar Lions defeated Mdina Knights 2-0. A win which enabled the Lions to maintain alive hopes of securing promotion after losing to Zejtun Corinthians on penalties in a decider for the top spot in Section B last week.

On the other hand, Gudja United defeated Second Division side St. Venera Lightnings 2-0.

This result means that the Lightnings, who had ended their commitments in tenth place in Division 2, have now been relegated to Division 3 together with Gharghur and Gozo FC. On the other hand, Gudja United, who had placed third in Section B, defeated neighbours Ghaxaq 2-1 in a decider for a place in the semi-finals.

The winner of the BOV Third Division Promotion Play-Offs final will join Section A winners Mgarr United and Section B winners Zejtun Corinthians in Division 2 next season.