BOV Premier League | Birkirkara 1 – Gżira United 2

Gżira remain the only unbeaten side in the Premier League as they registered a 2-1 win over Birkirkara.

Photo: Dominic Borg
Photo: Dominic Borg

Birkirkara scored the opening goal of the match on the 27th minute. Michael Mifsud ran inside the penalty area and hit a diagonal shot that went past Justin Haber.

The Maroons equalised on the 58th minute. Juan Corbolan’s cross was met by Haruna Garba who headed the ball inside the net.

Darren Abdilla’s side forged ahead on the 78th minute. Paul Fenech floored Nikolai Muscat inside the penalty area and the referee pointed towards the spot. From the eleven metres mark, Amadou Samb converted.

Gżira were reduced to ten men one minute from time as Samb was sent off after being shown his second yellow card.

However, Birkirkara didn’t have enough time to react as the Maroons held on to claim another three important points.

Birkirkara starting line-up: Kristijan Naumovski, Danilo Chapoval, Mislav Andjelkovic, Paul Fenech, Jake Grech, Kurt Zammit, Eduardo Ferreira dos Santos, Michael Mifsud, Cain Attard, Carlos Alberto Chavarria Rodriguez, Thiago de Souza de Brito

Gżira United  starting line-up: Justin Haber, Destin Prince-Loic Mambouana, Zachary Scerri, Rodolfo Soares, Andrew Cohen, Juan Carlos Corbalan, Roderick Briffa, Sacha Borg, Fernando Barbosa Pereira, Amadou Samb, Haruna Garba

Referee: Fyodor Zammit
Assistant Referees: Duncan Sultana, Roberto Vella
Fourth Official: Philip Farrugia

BOV Player of the Match: Haruna Garba (Gżira)

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