BOV Division 1: Qormi close in on leaders

Qormi moved to just one point behind leaders Naxxar Lions in the BOV First Division as they registered their sixth consecutive win by defeating Sirens 3-0 at the Victor Tedesco Stadium on Sunday.

Yannick Yankam put Qormi ahead on the 29th minute and six minutes later, Michael Camilleri doubled the score. Mark Barbara made it 3-0 on the 92nd minute.

Meanwhile Pietà Hotspurs registered a third successive win as they defeated Melita 3-1 to move closer to the teams challenging for promotion. Gabriel Mensah gave Pietà the lead after just two minutes. Emilio Cornago equalised three minutes in the second half but Juan Manuel Ruiz Perez made it 2-1 on the 72nd and four minutes in added time, Ishaja Irimija Jalo sealed the issue with a third goal four minutes in added time.

Naxxar lead the way with 28 points, followed by Qormi on 27, Lija 24, Vittoriosa, Senglea and Mqabba 22, Pietà 21, Sirens 17, Melita and Marsa 15, Zebbug and Rabat 13, Fgura 11 and Gharghur 9.