Rabat beat Lija in five-goal thriller
Rabat Ajax notched their second consecutive victory of the season beating Lija by the odd goal in five in a spectacular match.
Rabat went close after only sixty seconds and forged ahead after four minutes when captain Adam Smeir fired home a short clearance by goalkeeper Bonnici.
Lija drew level on 27 minutes when Erjon Beu was pulled down inside the box and from the penalty spot the same Beu fired home.
Just before the end of the first half rabat were once again in front when Adam Smeir obtained his brace scoring a great goal after neatly dribbling past a Lije defender.
Lija as expected stormed forward in the second half and obtained a deserved equaliser on 56 minutes when from an Erjon Beu corner Ige Adeshina heade beautifully home giving Mintoff no chance to save.
On 62 minutes Rabat missed a sitter when Ryan Micallef failed to beat Bonnici all alone in front of goal. But from the resultant corner Rabat scored what proved to be the winner when Dylan Falzon managed to squeeze the ball past Bonnici on the first post. Lija A: L. Bonnici, C. Cassar, P. Babic, L. Muscat, P. Borg, D. Scerri, E. Beu, J. Garcia Vidal, M. Clinch (B. Antignolo), A. Ige (A. Galea), P. Dandolo (A. Sammut).
Rabat A: S. Mintoff, N. Caruana, L. Cauchi, J. Caruana, S. Gauci, B. Micallef, A. Smeir (K. Muscat), N. Attard (G. Bugeja), D. Falzon, E. Goodman, R. Micallef (W. Borg).
Referee: Fyodor Zammit