Birkirkara back on top alongside Gzira as the MFPA now breathe down their necks

Champions MFPA maintained their momentum in the VMFA Cisk Premier League as they stunned leaders Gżira United to win 8-2. The Maroons succumbed to a 8-2 humbling from their opponents MFPA who outclassed their opponents in every department.

The main protagonists for the winning side were Aleksander Ribic and Roderick Bajada as they scored a hat trick and a brace respectively while Mark Barbara, Jonathan Bondin and Gareth Sciberras added to the flurry of goals.

Goals from Valdo Alinho and Andrew Xuereb proved to be fruitless for the losing side as they lose their advantage on first place, with MFPA now moving within a shoulder distance off the top spot.
Luxol obtained three important points as they won 7-5 against Rabat in an entertaining game to say the least.

Birkirkara took on Hibernians in a bid to apply pressure on Gzira. Birkirkara were successful in this challenge as they secured a narrow 6-5 victory over Hibs and now are back as joint leaders along their rivals Gzira.

Malcolm Bugeja the talisman of the day with a comprehensive hat trick and a goal each from Christian Caruana, Daniel Cremona and Ayrton Buhagiar being just enough for the three points. The goals from an unlucky Hibernians side were scored by Alan Tabone (x2), Glenn Bonello, Ilia Nazarov, and Jeffrey Chetcuti.

Luxol seemed to be running away with the game as they were winning comfortably with a 5-1 advantage but Rabat managed to fight back and get on level terms. However, two more goals without reply from Luxol were enough to seal the win.

Michael Galea was once again the hero for the purples as he scored a hat trick while his teammates Manolito Micallef(x2), Mauro Camoranesi, and Micheal Borg Olivier also helped in securing the win. On the other hand, Rabat showed great courage to come back with goals from Dylan Falzon (x2), Adam Smeir, Kevin Loughborough and Joseph Caruana but it all came down to nothing for Rabat today.

Żejtun Red Stars won the bottom of the table clash against Zurrieq Wolves 6-2.

The game started off as a quite even contest as the sides went into half time tied 2-2 but after the break Zejtun clicked into upper gear as they ran away with the game. Renjos Farrugia (x2), Pierre Spiteri, Charlo Debattista, Ryan Theuma and a Jurgen Mifsud own goal helped in securing the win for the Red stars. Ahmed Trabelsi and Christian Bezzina were the other two on the scoresheet albeit on the losing side.

Standings – VMFA Cisk Premier League

Gżira United, Birkirkara St Helen’s 22, MFPA 20, Hibernians 15, Luxol 13, Żejtun Red Stars 12, Rabat Veterans 10 , Żurrieq Wolves 3

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