BOV Division 1: Naxxar return to winning ways

Leaders Naxxar Lions moved three points clear in the BOV First Division as they returned to winning ways, defeating Zebbug Rangers 4-2 at the Victor Tedesco Stadium on Saturday.

Yuri de Jesus Messias put Naxxar ahead on the 11th minute but Tomislav Trebovac levelled matters on the 23rd and Demba Toure put Zebbug ahead on the 37th. Jurgen Debono restored equilibrium four minutes in the second half. Lorenzo Andriuoli made it 3-2 for Naxxar on the 66th and Yuri de Jesus Messias converted a penalty two minutes in added time to seal the issue.

In another match, Mqabba defeated Gharghur 3-0. Arilson Mello da Silva opened the score on the 8th minute and four minutes from the end of the first half, Lyden Micallef doubled the score. Arilson Mello da Silva sealed the issue with a third goal four minutes in the second half.

Naxxar lead the way with 39 points, followed by Vittoriosa on 36, Senglea and Qormi 35, Lija 33, Mqabba 32, Sirens and Pietà 26, Zebbug and Melita 21, Marsa 20, Rabat 15, Fgura 14 and Gharghur 12.