BOV Division 1: Swieqi beat Lija in five-goal thriller

Swieqi United registered a second consecutive win as they defeated Lija Athletic 3-2 in one of the two BOV First Division matches in programme at the Victor Tedesco Stadium on Saturday.

Gianluca Calabretta converted a penalty to put Swieqi ahead on the 35th minute but Erjon Beu equalised nine minutes in the second half and an own goal two minutes later gave Lija the lead. However Ion-Alin Margarit levelled matters on the 71st and Gianluca Calabretta made it 3-2 four minutes later.

In another match, Sirens registered a most comfortable 5-0 win over San Gwann thanks to goals by Ige Adeshina on the 16th and the 18th, Ryan Grech on the 38th, Ratko Mandic on the 59th and Luke Galea on the 85th. Sirens move just two points behind leaders Santa Lucia who however have a game in hand.

Santa Lucia lead the way with 17 points, followed by Sirens on 15, Zebbug, Vittoriosa and Mqabba 12, Qrendi 11, Pembroke, Lija, Gudja, Swieqi and Naxxar 10, Zejtun 7, Marsa 4 and San Gwann 0.

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