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BOV Premier League | Birkirkara 1 – Tarxien Rainbows 0

Birkirkara earned a narrow 1-0 win over Tarxien Rainbows as they keep hoping for a place in Europe.

Warren Zammit
4 March 2017, 7:29pm
Predrag Jovic (Birkirkara) and Alex Nilsson (Tarxien) challenging each other for the ball. Photo: Christine Borg
Predrag Jovic (Birkirkara) and Alex Nilsson (Tarxien) challenging each other for the ball. Photo: Christine Borg
Tarxien went close in the first chance of the match. Daniel Ponce De Leon Garcia went on the right flank and sent a cross which was partially cleared. Possession fell for Alex Nilsson who forced a good save from Henry Bonello.

On the 7th minute, Triston Caruana went on a good run before delivering the ball towards Nilsson whose shot went wide.

Bonello was on the alert to deny Nilsson once more on the 41st minute. The Swedish striker fired a shot which the Birkirkara goalkeeper managed to deflect.

Birkirkara scored the winning goal just before half time. From a free kick, Miguel Alba fired a shot that took a deflection off Emerson Marcellina before ending up inside the net.

On the 70th minute, Edmond Agius of Birkirkara sent a shot from distance which got the best out of Philip Schranz.

Tarxien Rainbows starting line-up: Philip Schranz, Ebiabowei Baker, Emerson Marcelina, Triston Caruana, Daniel Ponce de Leon Garcia, Alex Nilsson, Ayrton Azzopardi, Andrew Agius, Daniel Zerafa, Matthew Tabone, Kurt Zammit

Birkirkara starting line-up: Henry Bonello, Edward Herrera, Gareth Sciberras, Edmond Agius, Srdjan Dimitrov, Nikola Vukanac, Joseph Zerafa, Miguel Angel Alba, Cain Attard, Predrag Jovic, Gonzalo Malan.

Referee: Clayton Pisani
Assistant Referees: Jurgen Spiteri, Thomas Debono
Fourth Official: Stefan Pace
BOV Player of the Match: Miguel Angel Alba (Birkirkara)

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