Three teams lead the BOV Premier League table as Valletta were held in a goalless draw by Hamrun Spartans at the National Stadium on Sunday to join Balzan and Gzira United on the 24-point mark, one ahead of Floriana.
For the Citizens, this was the second consecutive goalless draw after being held in a 0-0 draw by Hibernians in their last outing. The Spartans, on the other hand, collect a precious point to inch closer to sixth-placed Sliema while moving three points ahead of Mosta and four ahead of Birkirkara.
Hamrun had Dutch striker Wim Bokila making his debut after joining the club earlier this week. Joseph Zerafa, on the other hand, was missing for Valletta as he served a one-match ban.
The draw was a fair result as both sides had their fair share of scoring opportunities and neither side deserved to leave the pitch empty-handed.
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HAMRUN Jake Galea (36′ Steve Sultana), Guilherme Felipe de Castro, Daniel Zerafa, Wim Bokila, Triston Caruana, Cristian Zaccardo, Tiago Souza de Silveira, Thiago Espindola de Paula, Francisco Manuel Marino Clavero (66′ Lydon Micallef), Dale Camilleri, Arthur Faria Machado (81′ Julian Galea).
Subs not used: Karl Micallef, Luke Sciberras, Philip Chircop, Terence Agius.
Coach: Jacques Scerri
VALLETTA Henry Bonello, Steve Borg, Ryan Camilleri, Juan Cruz Gill, Santiago Malano, Matteo Piciollo (59′ Michael Mifsud), Kyrian Nwoko, Jean Borg, Uchenna Calistus Umeh, Raed Ibrahim Saleh, Denni Rocha dos Santos (66′ Rowen Muscat).
Subs not used: Nicky Vella, Russell Fenech, Orson Mckay, Nicholas Pulis, Claudio Pani.
Coach: Zoran Popovic
Referee: Alan Mario Sant
Assistant Referees: Roberto Vella, Paul Apap
Fourth Official: Darryl Agius
Yellow Cards: Borg, Guilherme Batata, Tiago Indigo, Arthur Faria
BOV Player of the Match: Kyrian Nwoko