Naxxar Lions came from two goals down to earn a point in a most dramatic fashion in a 2-2 draw with St. Patrick in a match from the BOV Second Division on Thursday.
Goals by Alex Ellul and Ilyad Scicluna gave St. Patrick a 2-0 lead before Kevin Fenech was sent off for Naxxar. After the break, Andre Rocha Da Silva pulled one back for Naxxar and then Rodnick Ellul was sent off for St. Patrick. Deep into stoppage time, the Lions rescued a point with a goal by Darren Falzon.
In the first match, Birzebbuga held Rabat in a 1-1 draw. Justin Felice put the Magpies ahead but substitute Noel Tabone equalised.
Four points are separating five teams who are fighting for promotion to Division 1. Rabat are second on 34 points, followed by Naxxar on 33, Mellieha on 32, Birzebbuga on 31 and St. Patrick on 31. Mellieha however have a game in hand.
Leaders Zejtun would be declared champions on Sunday should they beat Gzira.