BOV Division 3: Ghaxaq halt Santa Lucia’s unbeaten run

Despite another draw, following a draw and a defeat in the previous two matches, Marsaxlokk continue to lead the table in the BOV Third Division as Ghaxaq brought to an end Santa Lucia’s brilliant run of nineteen positive results to an end. Just two points separate the first four teams with Mdina, Attard and Santa Lucia now sharing second place.

Attard and Marsaxlokk shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at the Sirens Stadium. Jonathan Micallef put Attard ahead on the 24th but John Paul Barbara levelled matters on the 72nd. On the other hand, a goal by Noel Bilocca gave Ghaxaq a narrow win over Santa Lucia at the Sirens Stadium. A win which puts Ghaxaq just two points behind the three teams lying in second place.

Mdina Knights, on the other hand, defeated Ta’ Xbiex 3-2 at the Luxol Stadium.

Dingli Swallows returned to winning ways as a goal by Karl Cilia on the 75th gave them a narrow win over Mtarfa at the Charles Abela Stadium.

Kalkara and St. Venera Lightnings earned a point each in a 1-1 draw at the Luxol Stadium. Shamison Farrugia put the Lightnings ahead on the 45th but Owen Degiorgio equalised for Kalkara seven minutes from time.

Another 1-1 draw was the result of the clash between Luqa St. Andrews and Xghajra Tornados. Daniel Mizzi put Luqa ahead on the 13th minute but Royter Degiorgio levelled matters on the 67th.

Marsaxlokk lead the way with 43 points, followed by Mdina, Attard and Santa Lucia on 41, Ghaxaq 39, Dingli 35, Marsaskala 33, St. Venera 22, Luqa 21, Xghajra 19, Kalkara 18, Mtarfa 13 and Ta’ Xbiex 12.