Top match ends in draw
This top match between two of the front runners for the Premier berths finished in a 1-1 draw with both goals scored in the first half. It was a fair result in a highly spectacular match with both sides confirming that they have all credentials for the big step.
Senglea forged ahead on 14 minutes when Ryan Dalli beat the offside trap to fire home past a helpless Bonnici. Three minutes later Sammut fired slightly over the bar.
On 32 minutes Lija drew level when Garcia Vidal left a couple of defenders in his wake before serving Paolo Dandolo who scored with a low drive.
The second half continued on the same wavelength with both sides in search of the three points at stake. On 69 m inutes Senglea went close when a Juninho Cabral shot was incredibly stopped on the goal line by Antoine Borg.
The same player started the counter break with Paolo Dandolo hitting the upright with Farrugia beaten.
Both sides continued to search for the winner with Senglea again having a ball cleared off the fatal goal line.
Lija A: L. Bonnici, C. Cassar, P. Babic, L. Muscat, D. Scerri, E. Beu, A. Galea (B. Antignolo), J. Garcia Vidal (A. Bello Osagie), A. Borg, P. Dandolo (A. Sammut), A. Ige.
Senglea A: Jeffrey Farrugia, Kane Farrugia, R. Vella, J. Pace, K. Tanti, P. Doffo (M. De Sousa Dias), M. Del Negro (C. Cassar), R. Dalli, P. Sammut, A. Obaje Smith, J. Cabral.
Referee: Philip Farrugia