BOV Division 3: Zurrieq promoted

Zurrieq were the first team to be promoted in the BOV Third Division after holding beating Xghajra Tornados in a top-of-the-table clash but the Tornados and Msida St. Joseph are sure of a top-three finish.

A goal by Jason Camilleri on the 15th minute handed Zurrieq a narrow over second-placed Xghajra at the Sirens Stadium. With a win in one of the remaining matches, Zurrieq would also secure the title.

Msida St. Joseph secured at least a play-off spot thanks to a narrow win over Mdina Knights in another match at the Sirens Stadium. Lian Xuereb was the scorer for Msida.

At the Luxol Stadium, Attard and Dingli Swallows shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw, goals by Jurgen Gauci for Attard on the 11th and Luke Galea on the 73rd for Dingli.

In another match, Ghaxaq defeated Ta’ Xbiex 3-1. Nigel Vella put Ghaxaq ahead on the half-hour and Tyron Borg doubled the score six minutes later. Ta’ Xbiex pulled one back three minutes from the end of the first half through Christian Wismayer but Carlson Cardona made it 3-1 nine minutes from time.

Zurrieq lead the way with 52, points, followed by Xghajra on 48, Msida on 43, Dingli 36, Attard 35, Mdina 32, Kirkop 29, Ghaxaq 26, Ta’ Xbiex 17, Gharghur 16, Marsaskala 6 and Mtarfa 1.

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