Vittoriosa Stars secured promotion to the BOV Premier League after defeating Marsaxlokk 6-1 in one of the two matches from the BOV First Division on Sunday.
Marcelo Pereira put Vittoriosa ahead on the 2nd minute and the same player doubled the score on the 4th. Marlon Grech pulled one back for Marsaxlokk one minute later. Vittoriosa made it 4-2 on the 8th thanks to a goal by Lydon Micallef while Mark Barbara scored the fourth goal on the 16th. Substitute Siraj Arab Eddin increased the lead further on the 78th before sealing the issue with a sixth goal six minutes from time.
The second team to secure promotion will emerge following next week’s clashes between Lija and Naxxar, Pietà and Vittoriosa. Vittoriosa lead the way with 44 points, followed by Lija on 42, Naxxar 41 and Pietà 40.
Meanwhile Birzebbuga St. Peter’s earned the point they needed from the second game against Gzira United to secure their First Division status as the two teams shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw. Dingli Swallows therefore join Mqabba in Division 2
St. Andrews are fifth on 37 points, followed by Marsaxlokk and Gudja on 29, Zejtun 21, Gzira 21, Birzebbuga 20, Dingli 16 and Mqabba 8.