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BOV Premier League | Balzan 2 – Gżira Utd 1

Balzan remained top of the Premier League after a hard fought win over Gżira Utd.

Warren Zammit
8 January 2017, 7:12pm
Photo: Christine Borg
Photo: Christine Borg
Balzan went ahead on the 41st minute. Clive Brincat served Matteo Piciollo and the latter went down the left flank before firing a shot that gave Mauro Boerchio no chance.

The Maroons hit back and equalised three minutes later when Juan Carlos Corbalan found Ricardo Calixto Correa Duarte who finished inside the net from close range.

The leaders increased pressure in their attempts to take home the three points and their efforts paid off on the 84th minute. From a free kick, Alan da Silva Souza hit a shot that was partially saved by the opposing goalkeeper. From the rebound, Piciollo slotted the ball inside the net.

Gżira Utd starting line-up: Mauro Boerchio, Clifford Gatt Baldacchino, Souleymane Diamoutene, Zachary Scerri, Ricardo Calixto Correa Duarte, Ian Azzopardi, Jonathan Bondin, Louis Rene Zome, Juan Carlos Corbalan, Moises Avila Perez, Ige Abdullahi Adeshina.

Balzan starting line-up: Christian Cassar, Justin Grioli, Bruno Giglio de Oliveira, Dylan Grima, Samir Arab, Ryan Fenech, Alan da Silva Souza, Abdelkarim Nafti, Clive Brincat, Paul Fenech, Matteo Piciollo.

Referee: Etienne Mangion
Assistant Referees: Luke Portelli, Ryan Aquilina
Fourth Official: Sandro Spiteri
BOV Player of the Match: Ricardo Calixto Correa Duarte (Gżira Utd)