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02/05/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/05/2019 10:30

Valletta play 750th match at National...

13 - Number 13 has brought good fortune to Qormi as they overcame Pietà Hotspurs (2-0) after 12 consecutive defeats. It was also the first time they kept a clean sheet. This also means that they recorded their first win after 170 days... their last victory was attained on 17th August, 2018, beating Senglea (1-0).

20 - Senglea Athletic's 2-1 victory over Balzan was their 20th in the top flight... the first one dates back to 22nd March, 1914, against Vittoriosa (1-0).

20 - Midfielder Jake Grech, who joined Hibernians from Birkirkara during the January transfer winwod, became the 20th player to play for two teams this season.

22 - During Senglea Athletic's 2-1 victory against Balzan, both goalkeepers, Matthew Farrugia and Steve Sultana, conceded their 22nd goal of the season... four of which were scored by Maltese players and the other 18 by foreign players.

24 - Hibernians newly-signed goalkeeper, Marko Jovicic from Serbia, marked his debut with a 1-0 victory over Floriana exactly on his 24th birthday.

40 - Uros Ljubomirac's opening goal for Balzan, 25 seconds into their 2-1 defeat against Senglea Athletic, was the 40th of the season for losing teams.

100 - Mosta's Kyle Frendo played his 100th game in the top flight in their 2-0 win over Tarxien Rainbows. Incidentally, he made his senior debut in Mosta's 1-0 victory against the same team - on 9th February, 2014.

140 - Gżira United Chilean midfielder, Edison David Zarate Bilbao, marked his 140th apperance in the BOV Premier League with an equaliser against Sliema Wanderers (1-1). It was also the 20th goal by foreign players for the Maroons.

190 - Birkirkara's 2-0 defeat against Valletta was their 190th at the National Stadium. The first one dates back to 23rd October, 1983 against St Patrick (1-0).

200 - Gżira United winger Myles Beerman was the 200th substitute at the National Stadium in their 1-1 draw against Sliema Wanderers. Beerman replaced Sacha Borg at the start of the second half.

300 - Balzan's 2-1 defeat against Senglea Athletic was Justin Grioli's 300th match in the top flight. He made his debut on 16th September, 2005, during Valletta's 3-1 loss against Sliema Wanderers. He also played for Tarxien Rainbows.

500 - Birkirkara defender Cain Attard was shown the 500th yellow card of the season during their 2-0 defeat to Valletta.

700 - Ħamrun Spartans' 3-0 victory against St Andrew's was their 700th game in the top flight. They made their top-division debut on 3rd December, 1911, in the 2-0 defeat against Floriana at the Athletic Ground..... 107 years, 1 month and 30 days ago.

700 - Hibernians' 1-0 win over Floriana was their 700th in the top flight. Their first victory was registered on 28th January, 1933, against Sliema Rangers (3-1).

750 - Valletta's 2-0 victory over Birkirkara was their 750th game at the National Stadium and their 446th win.

1,400 - Floriana's Brazilian defender Emerson Marcelina has played 1,400 minutes in 16 matches. He played 14 full matches (1,260 minutes) and was substituted in the other two (140 minutes).