Marsaxlokk started their commitments in the BOV Third Division with a 0-2 defeat to Mgarr United at the Sirens Stadium on Friday.
Marsaxlokk were due to play in the BOV First Division but last month asked the association to withdraw their participation and instead take part in the BOV Third Division.
Ryan Zammit put Mgarr ahead four minutes from the end of the first half and Nicholas Abela doubled the score three minutes from time.
Meanwhile at the Centenary Stadium, Luqa St. Andrew’s defeated Xghajra Tornados 1-0 thanks to a goal by Lee Baldacchino on the 17th.
In another match, Kalkara and Attard shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw. Leonard Alla put Attard ahead on 38 minutes but Jacob Camilleri levelled matters on 72 minutes.
This season, four teams will be promoted to the BOV Second Division.
M’XLOKK Christian Gafa, Steve Scicluna, Dylan Attard (88′ Ian Schiavone), Jean Claude Vella, Steven Sammut, Fabian Baldacchino, Stefan Cutajar, Thomas Grech, Manuel Caruana, James Zerafa (77′ Jerome Psaila), Marlon Grech.
MGARR Keane Cutajar, Stephen Camilleri, Chris Saliba, Mark Abela (79′ Nicholas Abela), Ryan Zammit, Jonathan Muscat, Daniel Schembri, Jonathan Ebejer, Albert Aquilina (60′ Leighton Mifsud), Chris Tabone (84′ Rodney Bugeja), Sergio Licari.
Referee Paul Apap
KALKARA Malcolm Schembri, Christian Barbara, Justin Cilia, Andrea Hammett, Clive Grima (55′ Jean Paul Galea), Steve Buhagiar (66′ Steve Buhagiar), Jonathan Cachia (55′ Darren Cristina), Matthew Cassar, Darren Grech, Nicky Bezzina, Jacob Camilleri.
ATTARD Chrislor Cini, Liam Mangion, Ryan Caruana, Ryan Micallef, Daniel Gauci, Colin Ciantar, Nigel Spiteri (78′ Daniel Mizzi), Jurgen Gauci, Leonard Alla, Andre Hili (77′ Lee Borg), Chris Ciappara.
Referee: Jurgen Spiteri
LUQA Paul Psaila, Glenn Azzopardi, Wayne Cuschieri, Colin Gatt, David Attard, Adrian Psaila (69′ Jeffrey Fenech), Jason Good, Lee Baldacchino (77′ Ian Muscat), Justin Muscat, Charlie Camilleri (60′ Diansand Brincat), Greg Marney.
XGHAJRA Jurgen Tabone, Glenn Saliba, Michael Magro (70′ Neil Attard), Clayton Xuereb, Christian Magro, Martin Portelli, Gabriel Buttigieg, Clayton Micallef (89′ Steve Axisa), Jonathan Bugeja, Darren Galea, Ivo Ginev (55′ Andreas Vella).
Referee: Luke Portelli