Kirkop United joined Xghajra Tornados in third place in the BOV Third Division as they defeated Mtarfa 6-1 at the Charles Abela Stadium on Sunday.
Following a goalless first half, Karl Caruana scored twice on the 48th and 56th to put Kirkop two goals ahead. Michael Theuma increased the lead on the hour and six minutes later, Karl Caruana made it 4-0. Ayrton Buhagiar scored a fifth goal on the 82nd and although Shawn Micallef pulled one back for Mtarfa three minutes later, Buhagiar scored Kirkop’s sixth goal on the 90th.
In another match, Mdina Knights beat Zurrieq 3-0 courtesy of Stefi Cale on the 10th, Matthew Grech on the 23rd and Cachel Vella on the hour.
Sta. Venera and Mellieha lead the way with 35 points, followed by Xghajra and Kirkop on 28, Msida 25, Mdina 23, Dingli 19, Zurrieq 18, Ghaxaq 16, Mtarfa 10, Marsaskala 7 and Ta’ Xbiex 5.