BOV Division 1: Naxxar rescue a point in dramatic 3-3 draw with Lija

Leaders Naxxar Lions rescued a point in a dramatic 3-3 draw with Lija Athletic in one of four BOV First Division matches in programme on Saturday.

At the Centenary Stadium, Lija Athletic managed to go two goals ahead within the first eleven minutes thanks to Leon Muscat on the 11th minute and Erjon Beu four minutes later. Lubos Adamec pulled one back for Naxxar on the 26th but Lija scored a third goal thanks to Predrag Babic on the 69th. However Lorenzo Andriuoli on the 78th and Yuri de Jesus Messias equalised four minutes from time.

A Ryan Dalli penalty six minutes from time gave Senglea Athletic a narrow win over Gharghur at the Centenary Stadium.

Zebbug Rangers held Mqabba in a 1-1 draw at the Victor Tedesco Stadium. Luca Casha put Mqabba ahead on the 23rd minute but two minutes from half-time, Zebbug equalised thanks to Tomislav Trebovac. In another match at the same venue, Fgura United held Vittoriosa Stars in a goalless draw.

Naxxar lead the way with 32 points, followed by Qormi on 28, Vittoriosa and Senglea 26, Lija 25, Mqabba and Sirens 23, Pietà 21, Melita and Marsa 18, Zebbug and Rabat 14, Fgura 13 and Gharghur 9.