BOV Division 1: Lija Athletic held by Swieqi United

After losing to Zejtun last week, Lija Athletic dropped another two poitns after being held in a 2-2 draw by Swieqi United in one of the three BOV First Division matches at the Centenary Stadium on Sunday.

Erjon Beu converted a penalty on the 3rd minute to put Lija ahead but a Roderick Taliana penalty restored equilibrium eight minutes from the end of the first half. Leon Muscat made it 2-1 for Lija but Shaun Bugeja equalised on the 70th minute.

Zebbug Rangers scored four in the second half to beat Pembroke Athleta 4-0. Noah Olawole Ojuola put Zebbug ahead on the 55th and goals by Saturday Nanapere on the 69th and 87th and Muda Fagbeja on the 78th handed the Rangers a comfortable win.

St. George’s and Fgura United shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw. Sebastian Perdomo Esquivel put the Cospicua side ahead eight minutes in the second half and Philip Chirop equalised nine minutes from time.

Lija lead the way with 19 points, followed by Zejtun on 15, Pieta’, Qrendi and St. Andrews on 14, Naxxar 13, Zebbug 11, Pembroke 10, Qormi and St. George’s 9, Swieqi 8, Mqabba and Fgura 7 and Vittoriosa 4.