BOV Premier League | Gżira United 2 – Valletta 1

Balzan are the sole leaders of the BOV Premier League as Valletta suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Gżira United.

Photo: Christine Borg
Photo: Christine Borg

The Maroons made a flying start to the match as they went ahead after just three minutes. Sacha Borg sent a cross in the direction of Amadou Samb who headed the ball inside the net.

Gżira doubled their advantage two minutes later. Juan Carlos Corbolan went down the right side and hit a low shot past Henry Bonello.

Valletta managed to pull one back on the 65th minute. Rowen Muscat was brought down inside the penalty area and the referee pointed towards the spot. Substitute Deni Rocha Dos Santos took charge of the spot kick and placed the ball inside the net.

Gżira United starting line-up: Justin Haber, Roderick Briffa, Andrew Cohen, Emmanuel Okoye, Amadou Samb, Tony De Queiroz Machedo Neto, Souleymane Diamoutene, Zachary Scerri, Sacha Borg, Moses Avila Perez, Juan Carlos Corbolan

Valletta starting line-up: Henry Bonello, Steve Borg, Ryan Camilleri, Joseph Zerafa, Claudio Pani, Juan Gill Cruz, Santiago Malano, Ibrahim Raed Saleh, Kyrian Nwoko, Jean Borg, Matteo Picciolo

Referee: Fyodor Zammit

Assistant Referees: Luke Portelli, Sammy Attard

Fourth Official: Matthew Degabriele

BOV Player of the Match: Amadou Samb (Gżira United)