BOV Division 1: Winning start for Sirens, Santa Lucia

The BOV First Division kicked-off on Friday with the first three matches.

At the Centenary Stadium, Sirens defeated Marsa 2-1 thanks to goals by John Nwoba on the 6th minute and Angel Manuel Bustos on the 57th. Aaron Agius converted a penalty for Marsa two minutes from time to score a consolation goal.

At the Victor Tedesco Stadium, Naxxar Lions and Lija Athletic shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw.

Saturday Nanapere put Naxxar ahead after just one minute and although they had goalkeeper Luke Bonnici sent off, Abubakar Bello-Osagie leveled matters on the 14th. Juergen Debono restored the lead on the 32nd but six minutes in the second half, Erjon Beu restored equilibrium.

In another match at the Victor Tedesco Stadium, Santa Lucia registered a fine 3-0 win over Qrendi. Paul Lapira put them ahead on the 37th and two minutes from the end of the first half, Jurgen Suda doubled the score. Patrick Jean Texeira Maia increased the lead one minute in the second half.