BOV Premier League | Naxxar Lions 3 – St Andrews 1

Naxxar Lions came from behind to secure a 3-1 win over St Andrews.

Photo: Dominic Borg
Photo: Dominic Borg

St Andrews made a flying start to the match as they went ahead after seven minutes. Kyle Butler won the ball and served Jacob Walker whose shot ended up inside the net.

Naxxar equalised on the 41st minute. Following a corner, a St Andrews defender handled the ball and the referee ordered a penalty. From the eleven metres mark, Scott Fenwick made no mistake.

The Lions went ahead for the first time in the match on the 53rd minute. Yuri Messias went on a good run and hit a shot from outside the penalty area that gave Matthew Calleja Cremona no chance.

Duane Bonnici sealed the issue for Naxxar on the 90th minute. The Naxxar player went inside the penalty area and placed the ball past Calleja Cremona.

Naxxar Lions starting line-up: Christoph Nicht, Scott Fenwick, Ryan Grech, Manolito Micallef, Duane Bonnici, Adrian Cascaval, Daniel Mateo Bustos, Angus Buhagiar, Mark Fenech, Arnaud Mendy, Yuri Messias De Jesus

St Andrews starting line-up: Matthew Calleja Cremona, Enmy Manuel Pena Beltre, Adrian Borg, Adrian Friggieri, Joseph Farrugia, Kevaun Atkinson, Matthew Gauci, Tristan Grant, Adrian Martin Ricardo, Kyle Butler, Jacob Walker

Referee: Malcolm Spiteri

Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, Thomas Debono

Fourth Official: Stefan Pace

BOV Player of the Match: Yuri Messias De Jesus (Naxxar Lions)

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