Newly-promoted Gudja United maintained their unbeaten run in their maiden BOV Premier League campaign as they earned a fourth point in a fourth consecutive draw, holding Sliema Wanderers in a 1-1 draw at the Centenary Stadium on Saturday.
Gudja therefore join Mosta and Balzan on the four-point mark. Sliema, on the other hand, continue to chase their first win after earning just two points in two draws out of their first four matches, remaining joint-second from bottom together with Birkirkara, two points ahead of Tarxien Rainbows.
Substitute Claudio Zappa put Sliema ahead on the hour thanks to a fine shot from outside the area.
However, Gudja were quick to level matters, three minutes later, through Aiden Friggieri, who received a cross by Rundell Winchester and hit home from close range.
SLIEMA Jake Galea, Michele Sansone, Antonio Stelitano, Kurt Shaw, Mark Scerri (54′ Edmond Agius), Juri Cisotti, Juan Cruz Gill, Seydou Sow (46′ Claudio Zappa), Stanimir Miloskovic, Claudio Pani, Jean Paul Farrugia.
Subs not used: Glenn Zammit, Jonathan Pearson, John Mintoff, Gareth Barone, Peter Xuereb.
Coach: Alfonso Greco
Asst. Coach: Ivan Woods
GUDJA Timothy Aquilina, Jonathan Bondin, Zachary Cassar, Aidan Friggieri (77′ Peter Paul Sammut), Rundell Winchester, Alexandre Santana, Gabriel Mensah (83′ Dylan Grima), Anderson de Barros (88′ Llywelyn Cremona), Hubert Vella, Juan Andres Bolanos, Justin Grioli.
Subs not used: Jonathan Debono, Jurgen Farrugia, Miguel Attard, Anderson Meyar de Melo.
Coach: Josef Mansueto
Asst. Coach: Thane Micallef
Referee: Alex Johnson
Assistant Referees: Duncan Sultana, Darko Stankovic
Fourth Official: Fyodor Zammit
Yellow Cards: H. Vella, Serri, Mensah, Pani, Stelitano
BOV Player of the Match: Rundell Winchester