Senglea secure Premier League status

Senglea Athletic will be playing once again in the BOV Premier League next season after defeating Birkirkara 3-2 at the Victor Tedesco Stadium on Friday. A win which ensures they finish in joint-tenth place together with Tarxien Rainbows on the 26-point mark, two ahead of St. Andrews.

For Birkirkara, this fourth successive defeat leaves them in seventh place.

Birkirkara took the lead on the 19th minute when Jorge Pereira da Silva tapped the ball home off a cross by Michael Mifsud from the right.

Senglea equalised three minutes in the second half when they were awarded a penalty and from the penalty spot, Diego Venancio made no mistake. 

On the 86th minute, Senglea forged ahead thanks to a Matias Nicolas Garcia header which beat goalkeeper Andrew Hogg.

Leighton Grech extended the lead for Senglea five minutes from time when they were awarded another penalty, making no mistake from the penalty spot.

However on the 88th minute, Birkirkara reduced the gap thanks to a goal by Michael Mifsud.

B’KARA Andrew Hogg, Danilo Chapoval, Maurizio Vella, Johann Bezzina, Clayton Failla (59′ Eduardo Ferreira dos Santos), Michael Mifsud, Gianluca Bugeja, Terence Agius, Paul Mbong (70′ Carlo Zammit Lonardelli), Thiago de Souza de Brito (82′ Ayrton Attard), Jorge Pereira da Silva.
Subs not used: Kristian Naumovski, Alessio Azzopardi, Luke Montebello,.
Coach: John Buttigieg

SENGLEA Matthew Farrugia, Taisei Marukawa, El Mehdi Sidqy, Zachary Cassar, Leighton Grech (88′ Larson Mallia), Romulo Silva Santos, Braian Alexis Volpini (74′ Bradley Schembri), Diego Venancio, Gary Camilleri, Matias Nicolas Garcia, Arian Mrsulja.
Subs not used: Zach Valletta, Matthew Bartolo, Luke Scorfna, Karl Cutajar, Christian Sammut.
Coach: Vincenzo Potenza
Asst. Coach: Darren Anton Vella

Referee: Stefan Pace
Assistant Referees: William Debattista, Thomas Debono
Fourth Official: Slobodan Petrovic
Yellow Cards: Vella
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