BOV Challenge League: Fine win for Naxxar Lions

Naxxar Lions moved top in Group A of the BOV Challenge League thanks to a fine 3-1 win over Lija Athletic at the Centenary Stadium on Friday.

Gaston Poncet Otero put Naxxar ahead on the 9th and Dimitri Christian Kassekar doubled the score on the 43rd. Ryan Gilmour Cassar made it 3-0 on the 64th with Kurt Borg converting a penalty on the 71st to pull one back for Lija.

Naxxar lead the way with 31 points, followed by Pembroke on 30, Zejtun 23, Lija and Melita 18, Marsaxlokk 16, San Gwann and Mqabba 13, Vittoriosa 10, Rabat 9 and St. George’s 4.

In Group B, Mgarr United and Qrendi shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw.

Ian Zammit put Qrendi ahead on the 5th but a minute later, Samuel Saldanha equalised for Mgarr. Uchenna Calistus Umeh made it 2-1 for Mgarr three minutes from the end of the first half but Zammit levelled matters on the 66th.

Zebbug lead the way with 23 points, followed by Pieta’ and Tarxien on 21, Marsa 20, Qrendi 17, Fgura and Swieqi 16, St. Andrews 13, Senglea 12, Mgarr 10 and Luqa 7.