Alan da Silva strikes late to hand Santa Lucia precious points

Santa Lucia moved to just one point behind Balzan as they registered a narrow win in a direct clash between the two teams lying second and third from bottom in the BOV Premier League table at the Tony Bezzina Stadium on Friday.

This fourth positive result from their last five league matches means that they now lie ten points clear of bottom-placed Sliema Wanderers. Balzan, on the other hand, suffer the seventh defeat in eight league matches.

Santa Lucia scored the all-important goal on the 90th thanks to substitute Alan da Silva Souza whose powerful drive from outside the area gave goalkeeper Jake Galea no chance.