Balzan continued with their positive run, with a third win in a row as they heavily defeated Sirens 6 – 1.

This win lifted Balzan closer towards the top positions in the league standings, now joining Birkirkara in third place on 15 points, one behind second-placed Floriana.

Balzan made sure of their win in the first 45 minutes as they opened a five-goal lead.

Balzan made their intentions clear from the start as in the 4th minute, as after receiving a pass from Alexa Andrejic, Alex Da Paixao Alves fired a shot from close range with the ball hitting the outside of the net.

Three minutes later, Balzan opened the score When MILAN DURIC struck a low drive that beat goalkeeper Sean Mintoff.

In the 12th minute, following a mistake by the defense, Alfred Effiong almost stunned Balzan when he pounced on the ball but his effort finished wide.

Balzan remained the better team on the field and in the 16th minute, they doubled their lead through MILOS MIJIC with a well-struck drive from outside the area that finished at the back of the net past Mintoff.

Alex Da Paixao Alves and Uros Ljubomirac missed a couple of good chances to extend Balzan’s lead.

However in the 33rd minute, in a swift counterattack led by Aleksa Andrejic, the ball reached Uros Ljubomirac who passed the ball to ALEX DA PAIXAO ALVES who did not fail to hit low past Mintoff.

In the 38th minute, served from the right by Aleksa Andrejic, midfielder UROS LJUBOMIRAC added a fourth, when he dribbled his way into the box and from an angled position slotted the ball past the Sirens goalkeeper.

Three minutes from the end of the first half, Alex da Paixao Alves stole the ball off the Sirens defense and served Aleksa Andrejic who in turn passed the ball UROS LJUBOMIRAC who scored his second goal of the afternoon, finding the net from a point-blank range.

In the second half, the rhythm of the game slowed down with Sirens trying to make a sort of reaction but Balzan remained always in control of the game.

Balzan coach Paul Zammit rested some of his players and even deployed new faces including 2004-born Jake Grech who was handed a debut midway into the second half.

In the 78th minute, Sirens reduced the gap thanks to a penalty taken by substitute BOGDAN GAVRILA after Vitor Vieira was brought down inside the area by substitute Paul Fenech.

In the 88th minute, substitute BOJAN KALJEVIC scored Balzan’s sixth goal with a powerful strike from inside the area.

Sirens FC : Sean Mintoff; Antonio Blanco; Kemar Reid (Andrej Nakov 85’); Alfred Effiong (Francis William Avoce 67’); Adrian Borg; Jacob Walker (Ismael Borg 85’); Carlo Zammit Lonardelli; Alexander Cini; Carlos Riascos; Degran Jackson (67 Bogdan Gavrila 67’); Vitor Vieira.

Balzan FC : Jake Galea; Augustine Loof; Marcus Grima (Jake Grech 73’); Milan Duric (Pedro Mota de Lima 60’); Alex Da Paixao Alves (Neil Frendo 60’); Uros Ljubomirac (Bojan Kaljevic 73’); Milos Zlatkovic; Gary Camilleri; Milos Mijic; Aleksa Andrejic; Sean Cipriott (Paul Fenech 60’)

Referee : Ishmael Barbara.

BOV Player of the Match : Uros Ljubomirac (Balzan).