BOV Division 1: Santa Lucia extend positive run

Leaders Santa Lucia extended their positive run on top the BOV First Division League as they registered an impressive 5-0 win over Mqabba in one of the three matches at the Centenary Stadium on Sunday.

Patrick Jean Texeira Maia gave Santa Lucia the lead on the 28th and Nick Borg scored twice on the 36th and 56th. Jurgen Suda scored a fourth goal on the 66th and two minutes from time, Paul Lapira made it 5-0.

Gudja United defeated Qrendi by the odd goal in five. Sergio Hili put Gudja ahead on the 8th minute and although Jonatan Silveira da SIlva equalised on the 20th, Jackson Lima converted a penalty just before half-time to restore the lead and Raphael Kooh Sohna made it 3-1 on the 61st. Ciro Quaranta reduced the gap for Qrendi four minutes from time.

A brace by Gianluca Calabretta gave Swieqi United a 2-1 win over Marsa. Calabretta put Swieqi ahead after just one minute and although Aaron Agius equalised on the hour, Calabretta made it 2-1 on the 75th.

Santa Lucia lead the way with 17 points, followed by Sirens, Vittoriosa and Mqabba on 12, Lija and Gudja 10, Pembroke and Zebbug 9, Qrendi 8, Swieqi and Naxxar 7, Zejtun 6, Marsa 4 and San Gwann 0.