BOV Division 2: St. Patrick win promotion

St. Patrick are the last team from the BOV Second Division to win promotion to Division 1 after beating Mellieha 1-0 in a Promotion Decider at the Centenary Stadium on Monday.

Both teams had ended their commitments in joint-fifth place and therefore a decider was necessary to determine which team had to join champions Zejtun Corinthians, runners-up Rabat Ajax, Naxxar Lions and Birzebbuga St. Peter’s in the First Division next season.

The decider seemed heading towards extra-time as no goals were scored but seven minutes from time, following a cross from the left, Glenn Barry headed the ball home to hand the Zabbar side promotion.

For Mellieha, this was a big disappointment considering that since day 1, they were among the main challengers for promotion, enjoying one of the top five places.