Xghajra Tornados collected their first three points in the BOV Third Division as they beat Ta’ Xbiex on Friday. A win which puts them on level points with Mgarr United and Ghaxaq in the eighth place.
Ivo Ginev converted a penalty after just six minutes and Gabriel Buttigieg doubled the score on the 14th. Riccardo Napoli pulled one back for Ta’ Xbiex but Andreas Vella restored a two-goal lead on the 29th.
Sirens, Swieqi and Luqa lead the way with 9 points, followed by Sta. Venera and Attard on 7, Mtarfa and Santa Lucia 6, Ghaxaq, Mgarr and Xghajra 3, Qrendi and Kalkara 1, Ta’ Xbiex 0 and Marsaxlokk -8.
The remaining matches from the fourth round of matches will be played on Sunday.
XGHAJRA Jurgen Tabone, Glenn Saliba, Clayton Xuereb, Christian Magro, Michael Magro, Martin Portelli, Brian Magro (81′ Mauro Leonardi), Andreas Vella, Jonathan Bugeja, Gabriel Buttigieg (66′ Lizio Grech), Ivo Ginev (91′ Steve Axisa).
TA’ XBIEX Andrew Abela, Miguel Agius, Jeffrey Azzopardi, Jethron Azzopardi, Matthew Coleiro (64′ Christian Wismayer), Steven Hyzler, Anderson Meyar De Mello (46′ Pedro Lemos), Riccardo Napoli, Mark Sammut, Nicholas Scicluna (81′ Andrew Darmanin), Andrew Xuereb.
Referee: Emmanuel Grech