BOV Division 1: Naxxar Lions promoted to Premier League, force championship decider

BOV-First-Division---2012-2013Naxxar Lions gained promotion to the BOV Premier League after defeating Lija Athletic 2-0 in a decisive game from the BOV First Division at the Victor Tedesco Stadium on Saturday.

The Lions, who were third before Saturday’s games, ended their commitments on level points with Vittoriosa Stars who lost 1-4 to Pietà Hotspurs in another match at the Centenary Stadium. Therefore Naxxar and Vittoriosa will have to face each other in a Championship Decider.

In the game between Vittoriosa and Pietà, Gary Muir put Vittoriosa ahead on the 16th minute. Raphael Alain Kooh Sohna levelled matters on 62 minutes and five minutes later, Larson Mallia made it 2-1 for the Hotspurs. Kooh Sohna scored a third goal on the 80th and three minutes from time, David Senior sealed the issue with a fourth goal.

In the other match, Anthony Ewurum put Naxxar ahead on the 28th and the same player doubled the score four minutes from time.

Vittoriosa and Naxxar ended their commitments on 44 points followed by Pietà on 43, Lija 42, St. Andrews 38, Marsaxlokk 32, Gudja 30, Gzira and Zejtun 21, Birzebbuga 20, Dingli 16 and Mqabba 8.