BOV Division 3: Mgarr close in on Kirkop

Mgarr United moved to just one point behind leaders Kirkop United in the BOV Third Division thanks to a 2-1 over Attard as all the other teams in the top six failed to win.

Nicholas Abela put Mgarr ahead on the 3rd minute and Matthew Muscat doubled the score on 37 minutes. Christian Abela pulled one back for Attard five minutes in the second half.

Leaders Kirkop were held in a goalless draw by Marsaskala.

Mtarfa lost 0-1 to St. Venera Lightnings who scored the only goal thanks to an own goal in added time at the end of the first half.

Qrendi, on the other hand, suffered a surprise 0-2 defeat to Ta’ Xbiex. Jason Woodmead opened the score on the 7th minute and Christian Wismayer doubled the score three minutes in added time.

Santa Lucia suffered a fourth consecutive defeat, losing 0-1 to Kalkara. Clifton Piscopo scored the all-important goal on 73 minutes.

Luqa St. Andrew’s and Mdina Knights shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw. Steve Buttigieg put Luqa ahead on the 6th minute but Cachel Vella equalised on the 23rd.

Kirkop lead the way with 27 points, followed by Mgarr on 26, Attard 22, Mtarfa and Qrendi 19, Santa Lucia and Sta. Venera 18, Marsaskala and Kalkara 14, Mdina 13, Luqa 9, Marsaxlokk 8 and Ta’ Xbiex 6.