BOV Premier League | Gżira United 3 – Naxxar Lions 1

Gżira United are back on track after a 3-1 win over Naxxar Lions.

Photo: Christine Borg
Photo: Christine Borg

The Maroons went ahead on the 29th minute. Andrew Cohen delivered a cross that was met by Amadou Samb who headed the ball behind Christoph Nicht.

Gżira increased their advantage on the 51st minute. Juan Carlos Corbalan played Samb through and the latter finished inside the net.

Naxxar pulled one back on the 58th minute. Yuri Messias hit a shot from distance that stunned Anthony Curmi.

However, the Lions suffered a huge set back on the 78th minute when Nicht was sent off. Omar Borg took his place.

Darren Abdilla’s side took advantage of their extra man and sealed the issue four minutes from time. Emmanuel Okoye fired a low shot from outside the penalty area that gave Borg no chance.

Gżira United starting line-up: Anthony Curmi, Gary Muir, Tony De Queiroz Machedo Neto, Clifford Gatt Baldacchino, Sacha Borg, Moises Avila Perez, Roderick Briffa, Andrew Cohen, Juan Carlos Corbalan, Emmanuel Okoye, Amadou Samb

Naxxar Lions starting line-up: Christoph Nicht, Scott Fenwick, Ryan Grech, Manolito Micallef, Darren Falzon, Ryan Gilmour Cassar, Jurgen Debono, Ndoye Ouzin, Adrian Cascaval, Arnaud Mendy, Yuri Messias

Referee: Emanuel Grech

Assistant Referees: Duncan Sultana, Christopher Francalanza

Fourth Official: Sammy Attard

BOV Player of the Match: Amadou Samb (Gżira)