BOV Division 1: Naxxar Lions promoted, Qormi move fourth

Naxxar Lions were promoted to the Premier League after just one year in the BOV First Division as they defeated Sirens 2-1 at the Centenary Stadium on Saturday.

Yuri de Jesus Messias converted a penalty to put Naxxar ahead on the 63rd minute. Lubos Adamec doubled the score on the 75th with Leonardo Gabrieli reducing the gap for Sirens ten minutes from time.

Meanwhile Qormi moved fourth as they defeated Fgura United 3-0 thanks to goals by Lawrence Chiedozie on the 54th, Dormond Micallef on the 58th and Noah Olawole Ojuola on the 78th.

Naxxar and Lija lead the way with 51 points, followed by Senglea on 47, Qormi 46, Mqabba 44, PietÀ 38, Vittoriosa 36, Sirens and Melita 31, Zebbug 27, Rabat 26, Marsa 25, Gharghur 17 and Fgura 15.