Zebbug end campaign at the third place

by | Mar 25, 2023 | 22/23, GFL 2nd Div, Match Report, News

19 March 2023

GFA BOV Gozo Football League Division II (MD 15) Kercem Arkafort Stadium

Xaghra United FC : 0

Zebbug Rovers FC : 3

35’ (0-1) Daniel Mesa Pineros

70’ (0-2) Gabriel Debrincat

73’ (0-3) Lorenzo Atzori

Xaghra U:

A. Debono, J. Bajada, S. Galea, C. Debono (J. Xuereb), L. Sultana (G. Debono), M. Cordina, M. Mamo (S. Bonello), D. Azzopardi, F.J. Xuereb (L. Meilak), M. Bezzina (J. Formosa), N. Ferreira Nonato Dos Santos.

Zebbug R:

B. Saliba, P. Spiteri (C. Gauci), A. Abela, G. Debrincat (J. Magro), R. Saliba (F. Camilleri), L. Atzori, D. Mesa Pineros, C. Cauchi, P. Muscat, M. Grech (M. Formosa), O. Atzori.

In the last match from the BOV Gozo Football League 2022/2023 of the second division Zebbug Rovers obtained a 3-0 win over Xaghra United so that they ended up in the campaign on a positive note and placed third in the final standings.

Xaghra United was already certain of their runners-up position before this match and they lacked the motivation to obtain the win.  On the other hand, Zebbug was sharing third place with Munxar Falcons before this last encounter and they needed at least one point to push the Falcons one place behind.  Zebbug achieved their objective as they took the lead with a goal scored during the first half and made sure of the three points with two goals scored in the space of three minutes midway through the second period.


Play for most of the first period took place in the midfield as the defensive department prevailed over the respective striker so serious scoring opportunities at the two ends of the field of play were quite rare.

35’ (0-1)  Zebbug managed to break the deadlock and took the lead with a goal scored by Daniel Mesa Pineros.

HT (0-1)

Second Half

Xaghra’s reaction after the break was often sterile while Zebbug grew in confidence and administered their lead.  The Rovers also capitalised from a good moment and scored two goals in the space of a few minutes to make sure of the win well before the end of the encounter.

70’ (0-2) The Rovers doubled their lead with a goal scored by Gabriel Debrincat.

73’ (0-3) Zebbug practically sealed the win with a third goal that arrived through an effort by Lorenzo Atzori.

FT (XU 0 – ZR 3)

Referee: Vladimir Rizoski

Be the number 1 fan!

Support your team by attending matches in person. You can purchase tickets online from the GFA Website.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

BOV GFL 2nd Division

Get the latest

Subscribe to Web Push Notifications to get the latest GFA news, results and updates!

Related posts

Stefan Cassar Player of the Month for April

Stefan Cassar Player of the Month for April

GFA BOV Player of the Month - April 2024 Stefan Cassar: Nadur Youngsters FC Nadur Youngsters midfielder Stefan Cassar has been selected as the BOV player of the month for April 2024. The presentation of the trophy of this honour was made by the Manager of the Bank of...

read more
Brian Alejandro Parada Player of the Month for March

Brian Alejandro Parada Player of the Month for March

GFA BOV Player of the Month - March 2024 Brian Alejandro Parada: Xewkija Tigers FC Xewkija Tigers' Argentinian forward Brian Alejandro Parada won the honour of BOV Gozo football player of the month for March. Parada received the BOV trophy player of the month during a...

read more
GFA AWARDS 2023/2024

GFA AWARDS 2023/2024

STEVE SULTANA WINS GFA PLAYER OF THE YEAR The Gozitan football community came together in a night of celebration and recognition as the Gozo Football Association (GFA) hosted its annual awards event at a prestigious venue in Gozo. The event, attended by esteemed...

read more

Written by GozoFA