2020–21 Maltese National Amateur League

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Maltese National Amateur League
Season2020–21
Dates17 October 2020 – 6 March 2021
ChampionsLuqa St. Andrew's
PromotedMelita
Mġarr United
Rabat Ajax
Matches played151
Goals scored491 (3.25 per match)
All statistics correct as of 7 March 2021.

The 2020–21 Maltese National Amateur League is the (referred to as the BOV National Amateur League for sponsorship reasons), the third level league football in Malta. This was the first season since the unification of both the Second and Third Divisions into the three group Amateur League system.[1]

Teams[edit]

Twenty-two teams will compete in the league in three groups, two groups of seven and one of eight.[2]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Attard Attard Sirens Stadium 1,500
Birżebbuġa Birżebbuġa Centenary Stadium 2,000
Dingli Swallows Ħad-Dingli Tartarni Ground 500
Għargħur Għargħur Għargħur Stadium 800
Għaxaq Għaxaq Għaxaq Stadium 300
Kalkara Kalkara Luxol Sports Ground 800
Kirkop United Ħal Kirkop Centenary Stadium 2,000
Luqa St. Andrew's Luqa Luxol Sports Ground 800
Marsaskala Marsaskala Luxol Sports Ground 800
Mdina Knights Mdina Knights Centenary Stadium 2,000
Melita San Ġiljan Gianni Bencini Ground 500
Mellieħa Mellieħa Mellieħa Sports Complex 400
Mġarr United Mġarr Mġarr Stadium 500
Msida St. Joseph Msida Victor Tedesco Stadium 6,000
Mtarfa Mtarfa Mtarfa Ground 150
Rabat Ajax Rabat Rabat Ajax Football Ground 700
Siġġiewi Siġġiewi Siġġiewi Ground 240
St. Venera Santa Venera Santa Venera Lightnings Training Centre 800
Ta' Xbiex Ta' Xbiex
Xgħajra Tornados Xgħajra Xgħajra Tornados Ground 200
Żabbar St. Patrick Ħaż-Żabbar Il-Foss 1000
Żurrieq Żurrieq Żurrieq Football Ground 100

League stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Mġarr United (P) 14 11 2 1 43 10 +33 35 Promotion to the 2021–22 Maltese Challenge League
2 Żurrieq 14 9 3 2 30 15 +15 30 Qualification for the Promotion play-offs
3 Marsaskala 14 7 6 1 27 15 +12 27
4 Mellieħa 14 6 4 4 20 17 +3 22 Qualification for the Promotion play-offs 1st round
5 Birżebbuġa 14 5 2 7 23 23 0 17
6 Għargħur 14 3 3 8 20 28 −8 12
7 Ta' Xbiex 14 2 2 10 9 38 −29 8
8 Għaxaq 14 0 4 10 7 33 −26 4
Updated to match(es) played on 14 February 2021. Source: [1]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference
(P) Promoted.

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Luqa St. Andrew's (C, P) 12 7 4 1 26 10 +16 25 Promotion to the 2021–22 Maltese Challenge League
2 Msida St. Joseph 12 6 3 3 24 17 +7 21 Qualification for the Promotion play-offs
3 Siġġiewi 12 6 2 4 17 12 +5 20
4 Rabat Ajax (O, P) 12 4 6 2 16 16 0 18
5 Mtarfa 12 4 3 5 14 19 −5 15
6 Żabbar St. Patrick 12 2 4 6 12 24 −12 10
7 Mdina Knights 12 0 4 8 11 22 −11 4
Updated to match(es) played on 14 February 2021. Source: [2]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference
(C) Champion; (O) Play-off winner; (P) Promoted.

Group C[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Melita (P) 12 12 0 0 38 8 +30 36 Promotion to the 2021–22 Maltese Challenge League
2 Attard 12 8 1 3 37 15 +22 25 Qualification for the Promotion play-offs
3 Kirkop United 12 6 2 4 25 20 +5 20
4 Xgħajra Tornados 12 6 0 6 26 25 +1 18 Qualification for the Promotion play-offs 1st round
5 Kalkara 12 4 1 7 16 27 −11 13
6 Dingli Swallows 12 2 3 7 15 29 −14 9
7 St. Venera 12 0 1 11 5 38 −33 1
Updated to match(es) played on 14 February 2021. Source: [3]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference
(P) Promoted.

Promotion play-offs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

First Round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
            
Attard (p) 1 (4)
Xgħajra Tornados 1 (3)
Mellieħa 1
Xgħajra Tornados 2
Attard 1
Kirkop United 2
Żurrieq 1
Kirkop United 2
Kirkop United 1
Rabat Ajax 2
Msida St. Joseph 0
Rabat Ajax 1
Rabat Ajax 2
Marsaskala 1
Marsaskala 2
Siġġiewi 1

1st round[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

27 February 2021 Attard (4) 1 - 1 (3) Xgħajra Tornados
27 February 2021 Żurrieq 1 - 2 Kirkop United
28 February 2021 Marsaskala 2 - 1 Siġġiewi

Semi-finals[edit]

Play-offs Final[edit]

Championship Play-Offs[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Luqa St. Andrew's (C) 2 2 0 0 5 2 +3 6 Champions and Promotion to the 2021–22 Maltese Challenge League
2 Melita (P) 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1 1 Promotion to the 2021–22 Maltese Challenge League
3 Mġarr United (P) 2 0 1 1 2 4 −2 1
Updated to match(es) played on 7 March 2021. Source: [4]
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference
(C) Champion; (P) Promoted.
27 February 2021 Mġarr United 1 - 1 Melita Ħamrun
  • Zammit Yellow card 25'
  • Saliba Goal 29'
  • Grima Yellow card 53'
  • Doric Goal 68'
Report
  • Abela Yellow card 38'
  • Tergougoff Goal 59'
  • Rizzo Yellow card 90'
Stadium: Victor Tedesco Stadium
2 March 2021 Luqa St. Andrew's 3 - 1 Mġarr United Ta' Qali
  • Vella Goal 65' (pen.), Goal 80' (pen.)
  • Nwaogu Yellow card 83', Goal 92'
  • Degiorgio Yellow card 87'
  • Cassar Yellow card 92'
Report
  • Doric Goal 11'
  • Saliba Yellow card 44'
  • Davies Yellow card 80'
  • Zammit Yellow card 80'
Stadium: Centenary Stadium
6 March 2021 Melita 1 - 2 Luqa St. Andrew's Ħamrun
  • Camilleri Yellow card 32'
  • Cachia Yellow card 32', Goal 49' (pen.)
  • Omondi Yellow card 45'
  • Abela Yellow card 90+2'
  • Rizzo Yellow card 90+4'
Report
  • Vella Goal 34' (pen.), Yellow card 90+2'
  • Lufi Yellow card 53'
  • Nwaogu Goal 77', Yellow card 86'
  • Grima Yellow card 78'
  • Abdel Yellow card 84'
Stadium: Victor Tedesco Stadium

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BOV Amateur League A". Malta Football Association. Retrieved 7 February 2021.
  2. ^ "2020-21 BOV Premier League set for exciting start". Malta Football Association. Retrieved 7 February 2021.

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