BOV Challenge League: Zejtun defeat Marsa to move third

Zejtun Corinthians moved third in the BOV Challenge League as they defeated Marsa 2-1 in one of the four matches in programme at the Victor Tedesco Stadium on Saturday.

Jurgen Debono put Zejtun ahead on the 14th minute and although Ryan Fenech equalised on the 23rd, Jairo Santos de Oliveira Filho notched the winner on the 65th.

Lija Athletic moved fourth thanks to a 2-1 win over Attard in the derby. Attard took the lead thanks to a goal by Kebba Kebell Suso on the 21st but just before the end of the first half, Duvan Mosquera Torres levelled matters and Lian Xuereb made it 2-1 on the 69th.

Tarxien Rainbows beat Marsaskala by the odd goal in five. Daneel Abela put the Rainbows ahead on the 21st but Rundell Renold Winchester equalised on the 51st. Darren Falzon restored the lead on the hour and Emmanuel Mbong extended the lead on the 80th. Five minutes in added time, Winchester scored a second goal for Mtarfa.

In another match, a goal three minutes in added time by Joao Vitor De Oliveira Florencio handed Zurrieq a narrow win over Mtarfa.

Sliema lead the way with 21 points, followed by Naxxar on 16, Zejtun 15, Lija 14, Melita 13, Fgura, Zurrieq and Tarxien 11, Attard 9, Marsa, Swieqi, Mtarfa, San Gwann and St. Andrews 8, Vittoriosa 7, Mqabba 6, Marsaskala 3 and Qrendi 1.

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