BOV Division 1: Santa Lucia keep marching on

Newly-promoted Santa Lucia keep marching on in the BOV First Division as they defeated San Gwann 4-2 at the Luxol Stadium on Friday.

Kevin Ante Rosero put Santa Lucia ahead on the 19th and six minutes later, Patrick Jean Texeira Maia doubled the score. Jurgen Suda made it 3-0 on the 33rd. San Gwann reduced the gap with a brace by Alan Borg on the 38th and 56th but Igor Rocha de Souza sealed the issue with a fourth goal on the 91st minute. 

At the Victor Tedesco Stadium, Zebbug Rangers beat Swieqi United 4-3 in a seven-goal thriller. 

Ryan Micallef put Zebbug ahead on the 4th minute and five minutes later, Jose Lucas Caetano da Silva converted a penalty to double the score. Lesley Cassar Jackson reduced the gap on the 38th minute but another penalty, this time by Ryan Micallef on the 45th minute put the Rangers 3-1 ahead. Swieqi hit back with Kenneth Ekezie on the 58th and Ibrahim Salis on the 70th to restore equilibrium but Jose Lucas Caetano da Silva notched the winner on the 88th.

Santa Lucia lead the way with 14 points, followed by Pembroke, Sirens, Mqabba, Vittoriosa and Zebbug on 9, Gudja and Lija 7, Zejtun 6, Qrendi 5, Swieqi, Naxxar and Marsa 4 and San Gwann 0.