BOV Challenge League: Naxxar Lions maintain perfect record

Naxxar Lions maintained a perfect record in Group A of the BOV Challenge League as they registered a fifth win in as many matches, defeating Zejtun Corinthians 3-2 at the Victor Tedesco Stadium on Friday.

Jean Carlos Cloth Goncalves put Zejtun ahead on the 11th minute but Jurgen Debono equalised two minutes in the second half. Gilberto Carrara Martins Leite made it 2-1 for Naxxar on the 58th and Samuel Saldanha increased the lead on the 84th. Renan Sgaria Farias reduced the gap one minute from time.

Isaac Galea put Vittoriosa ahead on the 2nd minute and Andrea Zammit equalised six minutes later. However twelve minutes from time, substitute Ayrton Micallef notched the winner.

Naxxar lead the way with 15 points, followed by Zejtun on 10, Pembroke 9, Melita 7, Vittoriosa 6, San Gwann 5, Lija and Mqabba 4, Marsaxlokk and Rabat 1 and St. George’s 0.

In Group B at the Centenary Stadium, Tarxien Rainbows defeated Luqa St. Andrew’s 2-0 thanks to goals by Ricardo Silva Faria on the 16th and Daneel Abela on the 92nd.

Tarxien lead the way with 9 points, followed by Fgura and Swieqi on 7, Qrendi and Pieta’ 6, Marsa and Luqa 5, Zebbug 4, Mgarr and Senglea 3 and St. Andrews 2.