BOV Division 3: Kirkop move four points clear

Kirkop United moved four points clear in the BOV Third Division as they beat Ta’ Xbiex while Mgarr United lost to Qrendi.

A goal by Michael Theuma on the 70th was enough for leaders Kirkop to beat bottom-placed Ta’ Xbiex 1-0.

On the other hand, Gianluca Theuma put Mgarr ahead on the 7th minute but Qrendi made a dramatic comeback, equalising on the 85th thanks to Dassier Sammut and notching the winner one minute in added time through Renato Garcia Conceicao.

Mtarfa moved third, along with Qrendi and Attard, thanks to a 4-1 win over the same Attard. Francesco Azzopardi put them ahead on the 15th and Shaun Peplow doubled the score just before the end of the first half. Cleaven Mizzi made it 3-0 on the 70th and ten minutes later, Francesco Azzopardi added another before Jean Carl Cuschieri scored a consolation goal for Attard in added time.

Santa Lucia returned to winning ways as they beat Mdina Knights 2-0 thanks to a brace by Joshua Cutajar on the 53rd and 56th.

Marsaskala beat Kalkara 3-0 thanks to goals by Claudio Pace on the 14th, Denis Syntic on the 45th and Claudio Pace once again on the 75th.

Luqa St. Andrew’s and Marsaxlokk shared the spoils in a goalless draw.

Kirkop lead the way with 30 points, followed by Mgarr on 26, Mtarfa, Attard and Qrendi 22, Santa Lucia 21, Sta. Venera 18, Marsaskala 17, Kalkara 14, Mdina 13, Luqa 10, Marsaxlokk 9 and Ta’ Xbiex 6.