Malta FA Statement: Power outagePublished: 28-11-2020 20:10
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The power cut which hit several parts of Malta this evening disrupted a number of matches from the National Leagues but only one game, the BOV Challenge League match between St Andrews and Marsa at the Centenary Stadium, was abandoned. In accordance with the competition rules, the match will resume at a later date from the 62nd minute, the point in time when referee Matthew Degabriele abandoned the match due to the power outage. In exceptional circumstances like these and in accordance with the Laws of the Game, the decision on the abandonement of a match lies with the referee. The BOV Premier League match between Santa Lucia and Gżira United, at the National Stadium, stopped but resumed when the electricity was restored and after both teams concluded the needed warm-up. The other BOV Premier League match which kicked off at 18.15, between Sliema Wanderers and Lija Athletic at the Hibernians Stadium, continued uninterrupted. The three BOV National Amateur League matches – Mdina Knights-Żabbar St Patick at the Luxol Stadium, Attard-Melita at the Sirens Stadium and Mellieħa-Għargħur at the Victor Tedesco Stadium – were completed in time before the power outage.