BOV Division 2: San Gwann held by Zabbar

Although they stretched their unbeaten run to fourteen matches, San Gwann’s lead on top the BOV Second Division fell to just two points as they were held in a goalless draw by Zabbar St. Patrick with Hamrun Spartans beating Swieqi United 6-1.

Rodney Refalo gave the Spartans the lead on the 7th minute but they had to wait until the 55th to double the score through an Alan Tabone penalty. Five minuets later, Saturday Nanapere made it 3-0 and Jake Grech scored a fourth goal two minutes later. Leontiev Konda converted a penalty on 69 minues but Jake Grech on the 89th and Christian Cacciattolo on the 91st extended the lead further for Steve D’Amato’s side.

Senglea Athletic joined Zabbar St. Patrick in third place as they beat Dingli Swallows 2-0. An own goal on the 74th paved the way for Edgar Degabriele’s side with Peter Anizoba doubling the score three minutes later.

Zejtun Corinthians also lie in third place thanks to a 2-1 win over Sirens – a fifth win in six matches for the team led by Edward Azzopardi. Ryan Sciberras put Sirens ahead on the 13th, Toraino Singleton levelled matters ont eh 72nd and Kenneth Abela notched the winner on the 90th.

Ronnie Celeste was the hero for Marsa with five goals as they defeated Xghajra Tornados 8-2. Dylan Kokavessis put Marsa ahead on the 15th but Royter Degiorgio levelled matters on the 36th minute. Ronnie Celeste made it 2-1 two minutes later. Marsa scored three in three minutes thanks to another two goals by Celeste on the 55th and 56th and Vilson Caushi on the 57th. Ronnie Celeste added another two goals on teh 63rd and 70th before Ivo Ginev scored a second goal for Xghajra on the 78th. However Vilson Caushi scored the eighth goal for Marsa.

A goal by Eman Ciappara on the 54th gave Siggiewi a narrow win over Mellieha.

San Gwann lead the way with 36 points, followed by Hamrun on 34, Senglea, Zabbar and Zejtun on 28, Gharghur 23, Siggiewi 21, Marsa, Swieqi and Sirens 19, Mellieha 18, Dingli 12, Ghaxaq and Xghajra 5.