BOV Division 2: Qrendi beat St. George’s in nine-goal thriller

BOV-Second-DivisionQrendi defeated St. George’s 5-4 in a highly-entertaining nine-goal thriller at the Charles Abela Stadium in one of the six BOV Second Division matches in programme on Saturday.

Jake Vella put St. George’s ahead on the 3rd minute but Dassier Sammut on the 6th and Giovanni Galea on the 8th turned the score in favour of Qrendi. Emerson Amaira made it 2-2 on the 13th and Dylan Caruana put St. George’s 3-2 ahead on the 24th. Qrendi restored equilibrium on the 31st thanks to Clayton Caruana. A Giovanni Galea penalty on the 67th made it 4-3 for Qrendi and although Aaron Hili levelled matters on the 74th, Kristian Galea scored Qrendi’s fifth goal eight minutes from time.

In another match at the Charles Abela Stadium, Zejtun Corinthians beat Attard 3-0 thanks to goals by Anthony Ewurum on the 13th, Margeith Scicluna on the 33rd and Anthony Ewurum on he 39th.

Birzebbuga St. Peter’s beat Mellieha 3-1 at the Sirens Stadium. Shaun Darmanin put Birzebbuga ahead on the 29th minute and ten minutes in the second half, Keith Muscat doubled the score. Etienne Cutajar pulled one back for Mellieha on the 84th but deep into stoppage time, Shawn Darmanin made it 3-1.

Siggiewi found no difficulty in beating Swieqi United 5-0 at the Luxol Stadium. Didier Sohna opened the score on the 27th and Eman Ciappara made it 2-0 six minutes later. Didier Sohna scored the third goal four minutes in the second half and the same player added another six minutes later. On the hour, Nathan Caruana scored the fifth and final goal.

Ghaxaq won the derby against Gudja United 2-0 at the Luxol Stadium thanks to goals by Nigel Vella on the 55th and Mark Ellul two minutes later. This was the first win for Ghaxaq this season.

Zabbar St. Patrick defeated Marsaxlokk 2-1 at the Sirens Stadium. Kyle Azzopardi put Zabbar ahead on the 7th minute and Thomas Francis Grech equalised on the 44th. However eight minutes from time, Shalon Diacono handed St. Patrick the three points.

Zejtun and Qrendi lead the way with 23 points, followed by San Gwann on 22, Zabbar 19, Birzebbuga 16, Siggiewi 15, Attard, St. George’s and Swieqi 10, Mellieha 8, Marsaxlokk 7, Gudja 6, Mgarr and Ghaxaq 5.