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Naxxar Lions score crucial win over Birkirkara

Pablo Carvalho (left) scored Naxxar Lions' first goal against Birkirkara.

Newly-promoted side move just two points behind Birkirkara in seventh.

Pablo Carvalho 37, Joao Cardoso 81.

Naxxar Lions stunned Birkirkara with a goal in each half to clinch a crucial victory as they continue in their bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

George Vella’s side move into seventh on 28 points, just two behind fifth-place Birkirkara who succumb to their seventh defeat of the season.

For the Lions, this was their seventh win and their second in three outings this month after their win over Hibernians on March 2.

Naxxar Lions forged ahead through Pablo Carvalho past the half-hour mark for his sixth strike this season.

After the change of ends, the Lions made sure of the win with a late goal through Joao Cardoso.

Standings provided by Sofascore

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