BOV Premier League | Balzan 0 – Naxxar Lions 0

Balzan lost two vital points as they were held by Naxxar Lions in a 0-0 draw.

Photo: Dominic Borg
Photo: Dominic Borg

Balzan created the first opportunity of the match on the 11th minute. Paul Fenech fired a shot that went over.

Three minutes later, Bojan Kaljevic served Alfred Effiong and the latter finished off target from close range.

Seconds later, Milos Lepovic hit a shot from a free-kick that went over.

Naxxar responded on the 27th minute. Following a cross by Dune Bonnici, Yuri De Jesus Messias saw his shot hitting the post. From the rebound, Jurgen Debono finished wide.

On the 40th minute, Kaljevic received the ball from Lepovic and fired a shot that forced a good save from Nicht.

Balzan kept insisting and went close on the 66th minute. Ryan Fenech delivered the ball towards Alfred Effiong who failed to make contact with the ball and it went out for a goal kick.

On the 89th minute, Fenech hit a low shot that was saved by Nicht.

Balzan had another opportunity on the 90th minute. Following a free-kick, Lepovic finished centimetres wide.

Naxxar Lions starting line-up: Christoph Nicht, Scott Fenwick, Ryan Grech, Manolito Micallef, Duane Bonnici, Jurgen Debono, Angus Buhagiar, Oussenyou Elhadji Ndoye, Adrian Cascaval, Arnaud Mendy, Yuri de Jesus Messias

Balzan starting line-up: Sean Mintoff, Jacob Borg, Alfred Effiong, Elkin Serrano Valero, Uros Ljubomirac, Milos Lepovic, Bojan Kaljevic, Paul Fenech, Alex da Paixao Alves, Bruno Giglio de Oliveira, Justin Grioli

Referee: Philip Farrugia
Assistant Referees: Jurgen Spiteri, Mitchell Scerri
Fourth Official: Sandro Spiteri

BOV Player of the Match: Milos Lepovic (Balzan)