First Division: Ten men Vittoriosa return to winning ways, as Zejtun and Gudja share the spoils

Saturday, November 3, 2012, 8:01

First Division side Vittoriosa Stars turn a defeat into a victory as they beaten Lija Athletics, the latter was suffering their first league defeat to open the promotion race wide open.

Lija Athletics opened the score on the 24th minute as Erjon Beu hit a fine volley that gave no chance to goalkeeper Jean Matthias Vella no chance.

The Stars draw level when Marcelo Pereira outplaced goalkeeper Luke Bonnici before chippuing the ball into the net. Vittoriosa was down to ten men as Samir Arab was given the marching orders. But despite the setback 7 minutes before the end of the match Marcelo Pereira scored the winning goal.

In Friday’s first match Gudja United and Zejtun Corinthians shared the spoils in 1-1 draw. Gudja Elton Bugeja opened the score before Eldi Majtara draw level on the 66th minute as he fired the ball into the net.

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