BOV Division 1: Important wins for Melita, Gzira in battle for third place

Melita moved an important step towards securing third place in the BOV First Division and therefore a place in the Premier League Play-Off as they defeated Fgura United 2-0 on Saturday.

Alan Borg Olivier put the Amateurs ahead on the 12th and George Gribbon converted a penalty five minutes in added time to seal the issue.

In another match, Gzira United defeated Birzebbuga St. Peter’s 1-0 thanks to a goal by John Nwoba on 35 minutes.

Pembroke and St. Andrews lead the way with 49 points, followed by Melita on 44, Gzira 42, St. George’s and Fgura 40, Gudja and Vittoriosa 38, Mqabba 36, Lija 35, Rabat 23, Zurrieq 19, Msida 15 and Birzebbuga 12.

Next week, Melita face St. Andrews and Gzira take on Mqabba.