BOV Division 1: Comfortable win for Pietà over Mqabba

Pietà Hotspurs collected another three precious points as they defeated promotion challengers Mqabba 4-0 in one of the two BOV First Division matches at the Centenary Stadium on Sunday.

Gabriel Mensah put the Hotspurs ahead on teh 31st and James Scicluna doubled the score on the 57th. To make matters worse for Mqabba, goalkeeper Jonathan Debono was sent off and Pietà added another two goals thanks to Neil Pace Cocks on the 84th and James Scicluna on the 90th.

Erjon Beu was the hero for Lija Athletic as he notched a hat-trick in a 4-2 win over Marsa. A win thanks to which they move third. Erjon Beu took the lead on the 27th and Jorge Garcia Vidal doubled the score seven minutes later. Lukcy Omeruo converted a penalty on the 36th for Marsa but Beu made it 3-1 on the 41st. Another Lucky Omeruo penalty reduced the gap for Marsa eleven minutes from time but Erjon Beu made it 4-2 four minutes in added time.

Naxxar lead the way with 28 points, followed by Qormi on 24, Lija 23, Mqabba 21, Vittoriosa and Senglea 19, Pietà 18 Sirens 17, Melita 15, Zebbug and Rabat 13, Marsa 12, Gharghur 9, Fgura 8.