Malta Football Association
NEWS:
Leaders Qormi out to secure BOV First Division title
Apr 13, 2018
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After securing promotion to the BOV Premier League, Qormi will be crowned BOV First Division champions this weekend if they win their game against Qrendi on Sunday.


Qormi, led by coach Brian Spiteri, may start as favourites but a difficult test lies ahead as Qrendi, in 10th place and virtually safe, have already beaten the leaders twice this season… 2-0 in the FA Trophy and 3-2 in the reverse fixture in the league earlier in the season.

 

Second-placed Pietà Hotspurs will clinch promotion to the top flight if they beat Mqabba on Saturday, knowing also that a win would keep alive their slim title chances.

 

Mqabba, who are still in contention for third place and a play-off spot, had the better of Pietà Hotspurs in the first round.

 

Occupying third place are the team of the moment Żejtun Corinthians who will edge close to securing the play-off spot if they claim maximum points from their clash with Vittoriosa Stars. The latter will take courage from their 2-1 defeat of Żejtun in the first round.

 

Żejtun, four points behind Pietà, were held to a 1-1 draw by Mqabba last weekend, a result that followed a good run of five wins on the trot.

 

At the bottom end of the Division One standings, a win for Marsa would all but secure their Division One status for next season as they are four points ahead of Żabbar St Patrick who are third from bottom.

 

Marsa take on Pembroke Athleta on Friday evening seeking a win to reach their target.

 

Żabbar St Patrick, under the guidance of coach Alfred Attard, are expected to return to winning ways against Rabat Ajax who have already been relegated.

 

Melita, still in the automatic relegation place, take on San Ġwann with the Amateurs looking to build on their dramatic 2-1 win over Qrendi last Sunday to keep up their relegation fight.

 

PROGRAMME

Friday-13-Apr 19:00 Victor Tedesco Stadium Pembroke Athleta vs Marsa
Saturday-14-Apr 16:00 Victor Tedesco Stadium Pietà Hotspurs vs Mqabba
Saturday-14-Apr 18:15 Victor Tedesco Stadium Żebbuġ Rangers vs Sirens
Sunday-15-Apr 16:00 Centenary Stadium Rabat Ajax vs Żabbar SP
Sunday-15-Apr 18:15 Centenary Stadium Qormi vs Qrendi
Sunday-15-Apr 16:00 Victor Tedesco Stadium Melita vs San Ġwann
Sunday-15-Apr 18:15 Victor Tedesco Stadium Żejtun Corinthians vs Vittoriosa Stars
 

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