Birkirkara held in a goalless draw by Lija Athletic

Birkirkara continue to disappoint after being held in a goalless draw by Lija Athletic at the Centenary Stadium on Wednesday.

The Stripes therefore earn their first point but continue to chase their first win while Lija are now on the four-point mark.

During a quiet first half, Lija went close to taking the lead with a Fernando Brandan effort which ended just wide on the half-hour.

Early in the second half, substitute Luke Montebello, served by Yankam, hit just wide and then Caio Henrique Prado Rocha’s angled shot just missed the target.

Late in the game, it was Lija’s turn to go close with a freekick by Gonzalo Nicolas Virano.

LIJA Luke Bonnici, Carl Joseph Cassar, Daniel Scerri, Erjon Beu (39′ Neil Micallef), Fernando Javier Brandan (79′ Harry Wood), Miguel Perez Jimenez (90′ Ryan Dalli), Juan Cruz Gill, Clayton Giordmaina, Gonzalo Nicolas Virano (90′ Gianluca Zammit), Andre White, Valdo Goncalves Alhinho.
Subs not used: Dylan Galea, McAllister Clinch, Ryan Darmanin.
Coach: Joseph Galea

B’KARA Andrew Hogg, Paul Mbong, Roderick Briffa, Kurt Zammit, Yannick Yankam, Reginald Mbu Alidor (62′ Alex Da Paixao Alves), Federico Falcone (46′ Luke Montebello), Cain Attard, Claudio Bonanni, Caio Henrique Prado Rocha, Oscar Matias Carniello.
Subs not used: Miguel Spiteri, Neil Friggieri, Owen Sciberras, Francesco Verde, Adam Camilleri.
Coach: André Paus

Referee: Alex Johnson
Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, Mitchell Scerri
Fourth Official: Glen Tonna
Yellow Cards: C. Attard, K. Zammit, V. Goncalves Alhinho, M. Jimenez Perez, D. Scerri, J. B. Fernando, J. Cruz Gill, A. White
BOV Player of the Match: Valdo Goncalves Alhinho (L)