Melita registered a sixth consecutive win in Group C of the BOV National Amateur League as they defeated Attard 4-3 in a top-of-the-table clash at the Sirens Stadium on Saturday.
Nicholas Schembri put Attard ahead on the 10th minute but Matthew Debattista equalised on the 36th. Noel Omondi made it 2-1 for Melita on the 66th but Schembri restored equilibrium two minutes later. Kevin Camilleri put Attard 3-2 on the 75th ahead but Karl Mohnani levelled matters on the 82nd and Noel Omondi notched the winner three minutes in added time.
In another match from Group C, Xghajra Tornados defeated Sta. Venera Lightnings 2-0 thanks to a brace by Royter Degiorgio – a penalty on the 33rd and another goal on the 75th.
In Group A, Ta’ Xbiex collected their first three points thanks to a 2-1 win over Ghaxaq at the Victor Tedesco Stadium. Jurgen Sciriha opened the score for Ta’ Xbiex on the 12th minute and Ian Calleja equalised on the 29th. Andrew Xuereb converted a penalty on the 75th to hand Renald Bugeja’s side the three points.
In another match, Mellieha defeated Gharghur 2-0 thanks to goals by Wayne Chetcuti on the 19th minute and Cleiton Jose Hinrichs on the 28th.
In Group B, Mtarfa and Luqa St. Andrew’s shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw. An own goal on the 13th minute put Luqa ahead but Daniel Cremona equalised on the 33th for Mtarfa.
In another match, Zabbar St. Patrick defeated Mdina Knights 2-0. Jean Claude Cesare converted a penalty on the 71st minute to put Zabbar ahead and Isaac Abela doubled the score two minutes from time.