Santa Lucia and Zejtun Corinthians shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at the National Stadium on Sunday. A draw which leaves Santa Lucia in seventh place on 23 points while Zejtun are now fifth from bottom on 17 points.
For Santa Lucia, this was the third consecutive draw which means that they are unbeaten in six matches while for Zejtun, this was the third positive result following the win over Tarxien and the draw with Floriana.
Zejtun managed to take the lead on the 20th minute when off a cross by Sergio Barboza from the left, Thiago Bonfim headed home past goalkeeper Christopher Farrugia.
However thirteen minutes in the second half, Santa Lucia levelled matters when they were awarded a penalty after Kevin Ante Rosero was brought down inside the area; Alan da Silva Souza converted from the penalty spot.
Ten minutes from time, Rei Tachikawa was sent off for Santa Lucia after receiving a second yellow card while Zejtun also had a player sent off on the 87th as Sergio Barboza received a red card for a rough tackle.
SANTA LUCIA Christopher Farrugia, Timothy Tabone Desira (46′ Michael Camilleri), Andre Fausto Prates Rodrigues, Kevin Correia, Adam Magri Overend, Alan da Silva Souza (90+1′ Andreas Vella), Kevin Ante Rosero, Victor Luiz Prestes Filho, Jamie Zerafa, Rei Tachikawa, Kieran Xuereb (46′ Augusto Rene Caseres).
Subs not used: Clyde Aquilina, Jacques Vella Critien, Liam Mckay, Brady Agius.
Coach: Oliver Spiteri
ZEJTUN Christian Cassar, Lucas Moreira, Kemar Reid, Roberio do Nascimento, Thiago Bonfim Christian Grech, Sergio Barboza da Silva Junior, Vitor da Silva Vieira, Douglas Washington Cataneo (77′ Gianluca Bugeja), Edward Herrera, Neil Tabone.
Subs not used: Daniel Grima, Alessio Cassar, Keelan Azzopardi, Adrian Carabott, Jurgen Suda, Gillmore Azzopardi.
Coach: Orosco Anonam
Referee: Stefan Pace
Assistant Referees: Mitchell Scerri, Christopher Francalanza
Fourth Official: Ishmael Barbara
Yellow Cards: Tachikawa, Vieira, Rosero, Correia, Caseres
Red Cards: 80′ Rei Tachikawa, 86′ Sergio Barboza
BOV Player of the Match: Alan da Silva Souza