BOV Division 1: Early goals sink Amateurs

Rabat Ajax scored twice in the first fifteen minutes to beat leaders Melita 2-1 in one of the two matches from the BOV First Division.

Aidan Azzopardi put the Magpies ahead on 8 minutes after Adam Smeir had a penalty blocked by Melita goalkeeper Philip Schranz and Lawrence Chidozie doubled the score on the 15th. Melita pulled one back through Julian Galea on 78 minutes.

In another match, Zurrieq came back from one goal down to beat Vittoriosa Stars 4-1.

Anthony Eviparker put the Stars ahead on 33 minutes but Joseph Jojo Ogunuppe equalised a minute later. Ogunuppe made it 2-1 for Zurrieq on 74 minutes before Matthew Schembri converted a penalty ten minutes later. Gabriel Ghigo scored a fourth goal on the 94th.

Melita took the lead with 15 points, followed by Gudja on 14, St. Andrews 13, Lija and Mqabba 12, Pembroke and Vittoriosa 11, Gzira 10, Zurrieq 9, Rabat 8, Fgura, St. George’s and Msida 6 and Birzebbuga 1.