Hibernians maintain three-point lead following 1-1 draw in top-of-the-table clash

Leaders Hibernians stay three points clear on top the BOV Premier League table following a 1-1 draw with second-placed Birkirkara in this weekend’s big match at the Tony Bezzina Stadium on Saturday.

The Paolites therefore extend their unbeaten run to eight matches while the Stripes who were coming from a 2-3 defeat to Sirens last week have now registered just one win from the last five matches.

Birkirkara took the lead two minutes from the end of the first half when they were awarded a penalty after Andrei Agius was unlucky to handle the ball in a sliding tackle and from the penalty spot, Luke Montebello converted.

However, one minute in the second half, Hibs restored equilibrium when off a corner from the right, Leandro Almeida slammed the ball home from close range.