BOV Premier League | Balzan 2 – Gżira United 1

Gżira’s unbeaten run came to an end as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Balzan.

Photo: Christine Borg
Photo: Christine Borg

Balzan went ahead on the 51st minute. Alfred Effiong delivered a cross in the direction of Bojan Kaljevic who finished inside the net.

However, the Maroons equalised two minutes later. Ndubisi Okoye received a cross from Roderick Briffa and headed past Ivan Janjusevic.

Gżira ended up in ten men on the 75th minute after Souleymane Diamoutene was shown his second yellow card.

Balzan scored the winning goal on the 90th minute. Karl Pulo handled the ball inside the penalty area and the referee signalled for a penalty. From the eleven metres mark, Kaljevic made no mistake.

Balzan starting line-up: Ivan Janjusevic, Steve Bezzina, Elkin Orlando Serrano Valero, Alex da Paixao Alves, Uros Ljubomirac, Ryan Fenech, Bojan Kaljevic, Bruno Giglio de Oliveira, Paul Fenech, Carlos Eduardo de Fiori Mendes, Samir Arab

Gżira United starting line-up: Anthony Curmi, Gary Muir, Clifford Gatt Baldacchino, Souleymane Diamoutene, Sacha Borg, Moises Avila Perez, Roderick Briffa, Andrew Cohen, Juan Carlos Corbalan, Ndubisi Emmanuel Okoye, Amadou Samb

Referee: Philip Farrugia

Assistant Referees: Jurgen Spiteri, Paul Apap

Fourth Official: Etienne Mangion

BOV Player of the Match: Carlos Eduardo De Fiori Mendes (Balzan)

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