Malta Independent

Żejtun Red Stars keep first place after comfortabl­e win


Zejtun Red Stars Veterans' positive streak shows no signs of abating after registerin­g a 5-2 win over Luxol St Andrews Veterans in another round of matches from the VMFA Hyundai Premier League.

George Frendo and Tyron Borg put Zejtun 2-0 ahead, JeanBert Gatt replying for Luxol to half the deficit.

Frendo scored again for Luxol but Michael Galea reduced the arrears to keep Luxol in the game.

Nikolay Filipov and Noel Tabone however found the net for the league leaders to ensure the three points.

A thrilling encounter was witnessed in the match between Rabat Veterans and Malta Football Players Associatio­n which ended in a 6-6 draw with the former Malta internatio­nal Michael Mifsud grabbing a hat-trick for MFPA.

Dylan Falzon gave Rabat a twogoal lead, but William Borg, Mifsud and Borg again put MFPA 3-2 up.

Clint Micallef levelled the score before half time, with Gilbert Scerri and Micallef scoring again after the break to put the Magpies 5-3 ahead.

Mifsud reduced the arrears for MFPA and Manuel Sevasta made it 5-5.

Falzon got his own hat-trick to put Rabat ahead for one last time, only for Mifsud to score again and earn a point for MFPA.

Zurrieq Wolves Veterans and Birkirkara Saint Helen Veterans FC took a point each from this game, with both goals scored in the second half.

It was Zurrieq who went ahead through Robert John Zammit midway through the second period, Claudio Calleja earning a point for Birkirkara late on.

Gzira United FC Veterans obtained a convincing win as they saw off Pieta Hotspurs Veterans 7-2.

Alex Muscat was in top form for the Maroons, opening the score and proceeding to help himself to a hat-trick.

Firas Aboulezz scored twice, with the other goals coming from Jonathan Pearson and Andrew Cohen.

Sunday Ikenchukwu and Jose Luis Carlos Lopes scored late on for the Hotspurs.

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