BOV Division 3: Xghajra close in on Zurrieq

Xghajra Tornados moved just one point behind leaders Zurrieq in the BOV Third Division on Sunday.

In fact leaders Zurrieq were held in a goalless draw by neighbours Kirkop United at the Sirens Stadium while in another match at the same venue, Xghajra Tornados defeated Dingli Swallows 2-1. Royter Degiorgio put Xghajra ahead early in the second half and although Dylan Mercieca equalised on the 62nd thanks to a penalty, a Royter Degiorgio penalty in added time restored the lead for Xghajra.

At the Luxol Stadium, Mdina Knights and Attard earned a point each in a goalless draw while a goal in added time by Daniele Marsala handed Gharghur a narrow win over Marsaskala.

Zurrieq lead the way with 49, points, followed by Xghajra on 48, Msida on 40, Dingli 35, Attard 34, Mdina 32, Kirkop 26, Ghaxaq 23, Ta’ Xbiex 17, Gharghur 15, Marsaskala 6 and Mtarfa 0.