BOV Division 1: Naxxar held in a 2-2 draw by Sirens

Leaders Naxxar Lions were held in a 2-2 draw by Sirens at the Centenary Stadium in one of four BOV First Division matches in programme on Saturday.

Yuri de Jesus Messias put the Lions ahead on the 16th minute but Miguel Ciantar converted a penalty to level matters on the 28th. Naxxar regained the lead thanks to another goal by Yuri de Jesus Messias on the 61st but another goal by Miguel Ciantar ten minutes later restored equilibrium.

Vittoriosa Stars defeated Gharghur 3-0 at the Victor Tedesco Stadium. Leighton Grech opened the score on the 8th minute, Amber Dhrami made it 2-0 on the 59th and seven minutes from time, a Leighton Grech penalty sealed the issue.

Zebbug Rangers came from behind to beat Rabat Ajax 5-1 at the Victor Tedesco Stadium. Wayne Borg put Rabat ahead on the 25th minute but Dario Tabone equalised four minutes later. Just before half-time, Kurt Zammit put Zebbug ahead and after Rabat had a player sent off, Mauricio Britto scored twice in a minute between the 68th and 69th to make it 4-1. Eight minutes from time, Tomislav Trebovac scored the fifth goal for Zebbug.

At the Centenary Stadium, Qormi defeated Fgura United 2-1. Ousmane Sidibe put Qormi ahead on the 65th and Tensior Gusman doubled the score on the 73rd. Ebube Okpokwu pulled one back for Fgura eight minutes from time.

Naxxar lead the way with 28 points, followed by Qormi on 24, Mqabba 21, Lija 20, Vittoriosa and Senglea 19, Sirens 17, Pietà and Melita 15, Zebbug and Rabat 13, Marsa 12, Gharghur 9 and Fgura 8.