BOV Division 1: Pietà Hotspurs promoted

Pietà Hotspurs secured promotion to the BOV Premier League after defeating Mqabba 2-1 in a match at the Victor Tedesco Stadium on Saturday.

Lawrence Chiedozie put the Hotspurs ahead on the 8th minute and although Paul Chimezie equalised on the 64th but Chiedozie restored the lead three minutes from time.

Zebbug Rangers maintained alive hopes of taking the Play-Off spot as they beat Sirens 5-2 in another match at the Victor Tedesco Stadium. Arilson Mello da Silva put Zebbug ahead on the 8th minute and doubled the score on teh 35th but Michael Micallef pulled one back four minutes later. Ryan Micallef made it 3-1 four minutes in the second half. On the hour, Ethan Goodman scored a second goal for Sirens but Mauro Bonnici on the 62nd and Larson Mallia six minutes later restored a comfortable lead for the Rangers.

Qormi lead the way with 53 points, followed by Pietà on 52, Zejtun 45, Zebbug 44, Mqabba 43, San Gwann 39, Vittoriosa 35, Pembroke and Sirens 28, Marsa 27, Qrendi 26, Zabbar 20, Melita 18 and Rabat 5.