St. Andrews take Play-Off spot after finishing third from bottom

St. Andrews will be facing the team finishing third in the BOV First Division in the BOV Premier League Play-Off on May 5 despite a narrow win over Gzira United at the Hibernians Stadium on Friday.

In fact, victory on Friday was not enough to avoid the third place from bottom after Senglea Athletic defeated Birkirkara 3-2.

St. Andrews scored the all-important goal on the 7th minute when off a cross by Aidan Friggieri from the right, a Martin Davis effort was blocked by the Gżira rear-guard and Matthew Woo Ling slotted the ball past Anthony Curmi.

Gzira could have equalised eleven minutes in the second half when they were awarded a penalty after Sofian Domoraud was fouled inside the area but Andrew Cohen’s penalty was neutralised by Matthew Calleja Cremona.

ST. ANDREWS Matthew Calleja Cremona, Alex Satariano (65’ Adrian Borg), Kevyn Mcfarlane, Aidan Friggieri, Joseph Farrugia (72’ Ricardo Martin), Kurt Magro, Jacob Walker, Martin Davis (82’ Kemar Reid), Luke Sciberras, Travis Blagrove, Matthew Woo Ling.
Subs not used: Elmaddin Mammadov, Adam Magri Overend, Sean Ellul, Dejan Debono
Coach: Johann Scicluna

GZIRA A. Curmi, M. Lamlum (46’ S. Borg), N. Muscat, S. Domoraud, A. Cohen, C. Gatt Baldacchino, E. Bilbao Zarate, R. Briffa (76’ J. Schembri), G. Conti, F. Barbosa, M. Beerman.
Subs not used: Justin Haber, Rodolfo Soares, Juan Carlos Corbalan, Amadou Samb, Haruna Garba
Coach: Jesmond Zerafa

Referee: Darryl Agius
Assistant Referees: Roberto Vella, Duncan Spencer
Fourth Official: Sandro Spiteri
Yellow Cards: Blagrove
BOV Player of the Match: Aidan Friggieri

Attendance: 123