Posted on 6 February, 2016

After a deserved win over Birkirkara, Balzan climbed to third place, at par with Birkirkara

6th February 2016 : This was the fifth consecutive win for Balzan and the first defeat for Birkirkara after six positive results. This win puts Balzan in joint-third place, on level points with Birkirkara.

For this game Balzan had to do without injured Ryan Fenech but welcomed Bojan Kaljevic from a long injury, who however was not utilized and left on the reserved bench. On the other hand, Ryan Scicluna and Edward Herrera were still recovering from injuries for Birkirkara.

In the first half Balzan, holding the initiative for most of the time and although having a couple of attempts at goal by Alfred Effiong, Paul Fenech and Alan Da Silva Souza, did not manage to break the deadlock .

In the second half Balzan insisted but despite having a couple of other attempts by Paul Fenech and Pedro Calcado, they only managed to break the deadlock on the 64th minute when, from a difficult position, Dylan Grima served LYDON MICALLEF who managed to beat goalkeeper Miroslav Kopric with a diagonal shot from the right.

In the last minutes of the game Birkirkara pressed to get something out of this match but Balzan, with a goal at hand, managed to keep in control of the game till the final whistle.