BOV Division 1: Stoppage-time goal keep Magpies on track — Melita win derby

Captain Adam Smeir scored two minutes in added time to give Rabat Ajax a narrow win over Lija Athletic to stay on top the BOV First Division table.

Rabat disappointed throughout the ninety minutes and Lija should consider themselves unlucky to leave the Victor Tedesco Stadium empty-handed.

In the second match, Melita defeated neighbours St. Andrews 4-2 in the derby to keep the pace with Rabat.

Jovan Vukanic and Julian Galea put the Amateurs two goals ahead but Arafa Nakuaa and Andrew Amato restored equilibrium. However goals by George Gribbon and Matthew Borg gave Martin Gregory’s side the three points.

Rabat and Melita lead the way with 39 points, followed by Pietà on 32, Zejtun 30, St. Andrews 27, Naxxar 26, Birzebbuga 23, Vittoriosa 22, Lija 19, Dingli 18, St. Patrick 15 and St. George’s 13.