Naxxar promoted to Division 2 after highly dramatic promotion play-off final

Naxxar Lions secured promotion to Division 2 after beating Gudja United on penalties following a 5-5 draw in the final of the BOV Third Division Knock-Out on Sunday.

Gudja took the lead thanks to Roderick Debattista but two goals by Gilbert Camilleri put Naxxar 2-1 ahead. However Trevor Thomas scored three for Gudja to turn the score in their favour. Adrian Fenech reduced the gap for Naxxar, Victor Bellia equalised and Glen Magri put the Lions ahead for the first time. However Malcolm Vella restored equilibrium for Gudja.

With the score still draw, penalties had to decide the issue and Naxxar scored five and Gudja four.