Gozo: Relegation issue still unresolved with one game to go

With one game to go for the end of the season, SK Victoria Wanderers and Oratory Youths continue fighting to avoid the bottom place in the BOV Gozo Football League First Division. Two points separate the two teams as SK Victoria Wanderers earned a point in a draw with Kercem Ajax while Oratory Youths defeated Gharb Rangers this weekend.

In fact, on Saturday, SK Victoria Wanderers shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw with Kercem Ajax. Abdullahi Ige Adeshina put the Wanderers ahead on the 6th minute but Elton Vella equalised on the 8th. Andrew Mizzi made it 2-1 for Kercem but Ajibade Adeshina equalised three minute in added time.

On Sunday, Oratory Youths defeated Gharb Rangers 4-1, courtesy of Ralph Ebube Okpokwu on the 7th and 59th, Gibson Botshelo Mfuluane on the 71st and Seck Mbacke thirteen minutes from time. Marcelo Barbosa had levelled matters on the 13th minute for Gharb.

Champions Victoria Hotspurs registered a 3-1 win over Xewkija Tigers in another match on Sunday as Henrique Maciel put them ahead on the 32nd, Emiliano Lattes doubled the score on the 7th and although Sean Bajada pulled one back on the 83rd, Andrew Debrincat sealed the issue four minutes later.

On the other hand, on Saturday, Nadur Youngsters defeated Ghajnsielem 4-1 thanks to a Stanimir Miloskovic hat-trick on the 19th, 67th and 92nd and Owen Joseph Borg on the 36th. Ali Oularbi scored a consolation goal for the Blacks on the 79th.

Meanwhile in the BOV Gozo Football League Second Division, Munxar Falcons registered a 3-1 win over St. Lawrence Spurs. Christian Bugeja put the Falcons ahead on the 9th minute, Kenny Hili equalised on the 39th but Michael Matthias Uzor made it 3-1 on the 79th and three minutes from time, Jordi Parnis sealed the issue with a third goal.

On the other hand, Xaghra United came from behind to register a comfortable 5-1 win over Qala Saints thanks to a Milorad Janjus hat-trick – on the 28th, 40th and 91st and goals by Adrian Xiberras on the 90th and Savio Galea on the 92nd. Modibo Niakate put Qala ahead after just one minute.