BIRKIRKARA                   2

Aguirre 9, 90

GUDJA UNITED             0


D. Fernandes-6, E. Pepe-6, L. Montebello-6.5, P. Mbong-5 (46 E. Ruiz-), K. Zammit-6, F. Falcone-5 (39 C. Bonanni-6), R. Scicluna, C. Attard-6, O. Carniello-6, L. Aguirre-7, J. Macedo-6 (87 K.Bevis)


G. Zammit-6, L. Beland-6 (83 J. Dibola), A. Friggieri-6, R. Soares-6, L. Cremona-5.5, G. Mensah-5, H. Vella-5 (75 T. Gusman), J. Grioli-6 (62 R. Kisil-5), I. Dudarev, A. Temitope-5.5 (75 Y. Ito), M. Dias-4.

Referee Stefan Pace.

Yellow cards: Scicluna, Zammit, Vella, Fernandes, Dudarev.

Red cards: Scicluna (B) 35; Dudarev (G.) 90.

BOV player of the match: Leandro Aguirre (Birkirkara).

Leandro Aguirre struck twice from a free-kick at either end of the match to give Birkirkara a 2-0 win over Gudja United to go top of the Premier League standings. But these goals hardly tell the story of a remarkable match.

After nine minutes, Llywelyn Cremona sent Paul Mbong crashing to end Birkirkara’s first serious venture towards the Gudja penalty area.

Former Valletta winger Aguirre hit a delightful right-foot strike beyond the wall and viciously away from Glenn Zammit’s despairing dive.

Continue reading this article on SportsDesk, the sports website of the Times of Malta

Independent journalism costs money. Support Times of Malta for the price of a coffee.

Support Us