BOV Premier League | Senglea Athletic 0 – Balzan 1

Balzan’s good run of results continued with a narrow 1-0 win over Senglea Athletic.

Photo: Dominic Borg
Photo: Dominic Borg

Balzan went close after just two minutes. Bojan Kaljevic hit a shot that went over.

Senglea replied on the 14th minute. Ivan Paz sent a shot from a free-kick that sailed wide.

A minute later, Kaljevic exchanged possession with Carlos Eduardo De Fiori Mendes and the Brazilian player forced a good save from Giulio Cetrangolo.

Cetrangolo was on the alert once more on the 22nd minute. Alex Da Paixao Alves saw his shot being saved by the Senglea goalkeeper.

Three minutes from half time, De Fiore Mendes fired a shot from a free-kick that was tipped behind for a corner by Cetrangolo.

Balzan scored the all-important goal on the 45th minute. Following a cross by De Fiore Mendes, Kaljevic finished inside the net.

Five minutes into the second half, Kaljevic served De Fiori Mendes and the latter finished high.

On the 53rd minute, Alex Da Paixao Alves of Balzan fired a shot that was blocked by the goalkeeper before hitting the post.

Senglea went close to equalise in the additional time. Peter Sammut hit a powerful drive that went marginally off target.

Senglea Athletic starting line-up: Giulio Cetrangolo, Jonathan Bondin, Ryan Dalli, Matias Garcia, Gonzalo Leyton, Nicola Palmieri, Ivan Paz, Sergio Osagho Uyi, Randall Vella, Terrence Vella, Gonzalo Virano

Balzan starting line-up: Ivan Janjusevic, Samir Arab, Steve Bezzina, Paul Fenech, Michael Johnson, Carlos Eduardo De Fiori Mendes, Bojan Kaljevic, Alex Da Paixao Alves, Milos Lepovic, Uros Ljubomirac, Elkin Serrano Valero

Referee: Ishmael Barbara

Assistant Referees: Duncan Sultana, Peter Abela

Fourth Official: Stefan Pace

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