BOV National Amateur League: Xghajra hit seven past Ta’ Xbiex

Xghajra Tornados registered an impressive 7-2 win over Ta’ Xbiex in a match from Group A of the BOV National Amateur League at the Sirens Stadium on Sunday.

Jurgen Sciriha handed Ta’ Xbiex the lead on the 4th minute. Glenn Brincat equalised on the 26th and goals by Erik Pietribiasi on the 43rd and Deemer Cutajar on the 48th put Xghajra 3-1 ahead. Andrew Xuereb converted a penalty on the 61st to reduce the gap for Ta’ Xbiex but Glenn Brincat made it 4-2 on the 71st. Eight minutes from time, Neil Darmanin scored a fifth goal for Xghajra with Erik Pietribiasi converting a penalty on the 86th before adding another on the 90th.

Attard registered their third win as they beat Birzebbuga St. Peter’s 3-0 at the Luxol Stadium. Attard, who had started this league campaign with a nine-point deduction, now stand on zero points.

Jake Micallef put Attard ahead after just two minutes and Lydon Cuschieri doubled the score on the 20th. Nicholas Schembri sealed the issue with a third goal on the 77th.

In a match at the Centenary Stadium, Msida St. Joseph came from behind to beat Ghaxaq 2-1.

Ian Calleja put Ghaxaq ahead on the 42nd but Matthias Vella equalised on the 86th and four minutes in added time, Segun Abdullahi Busari notched the winner for Msida.

In Group B, Mellieha left it till late to beat Kirkop United 2-0 at the Luxol Stadium thanks to goals by Andie Sammut on the 78th and Stefan Vasilevski on the 87th.

On the other hand, Zabbar St. Patrick defeated Mdina Knights 2-0 at the Sirens Stadium with two goals in the second half courtesy of an own goal by Clyde Borg on the 49th and a goal by Terence Agius on the hour.