Hamrun Spartans 0
Sliema Wanderers 3
31’ Alex Muscat pen, 55’ Jean Paul Farrugia, 81’ own goal Christian Maldini
Sliema Wanderers registered a third successive win as they defeated Hamrun Spartans 3-0 at the Hibernians Stadium on Saturday. A win which puts them temporarily in fourth place, one place ahead of the Spartans.
For Sliema, Roger de Souza Vilas Boas and Denni Rocha dos Santos replaced Gabriel Aquilina and the suspended Marko Potezica. On the other hand, David Cassar, Christian Maldini and Luis Vergara Rodriguez replaced Matthew Farrugia, Luke Sciberras and the suspended Sergio Raphael for Hamrun.
The Wanderers took the lead on the 31st when Christian Maldini brought down Christian Muchardi inside the area and Alex Muscat from the penalty spot with a low powerful shot gave no chance for Farrugia to save.
Ten minutes in the second half, Jean Paul Farrugia received a through pass and rounded Maldini before beating the Hamrun goalkeeper with a diagonal shot.
Nine minutes from time, the Wanderers made it 3-0 when off a Denni freekick, Gabriel Aquilina’s effort was deflected by Christian Maldini for an own goal.
SLIEMA Glen Zammit, Alex Muscat, Gary Muir, Roger de Souza Vilas Boas, Peter Xuereb, Michel Salomon Wisdom (72’ Gabriel Aquilina), Mathias Muchardi, John Mintoff (75’ Giuseppe Muscat), Mark Scerri (82’ Ryan Spiteri), Jean Paul Farrugia, Denni Rocha dos Santos
Subs not used: Giuseppe Sarao, Michele Sansone, Milos Galin, Kurt Shaw.
HAMRUN David Cassar (24’ Matthew Farrugia), Philip Chircop, Christian Maldini, Haruna Zambuk Garba, Luis Miguel Vergara Rodriguez, Saturday Nanapere, Massimiliano Giusti (66’ Rodney Refalo), Leandro Wallace Motta dos Santos (73’ Darren Falzon), Jake Grech, Jorge Mesqueu Neto, Luke Grech.
Subs not used: Daniel Debono, Trevor Cilia, Jeremy Busuttil, Mark Anthony Borg.
Coach: Steve D’Amato
Referee: Clayton Pisani
Assistant referees: Mitchell Scerri, Chris Azzopardi
Fourth Official: Mario Apap
Yellow cards: Xuereb, Jorginho Mintoff, Vergara
Scorers: 31’ Alex Muscat pen, 55’ Jean Paul Farrugia, 81’ own goal Christian Maldini
BOV Player of the Match: Mathias Mucchardi
Images courtesy of Joe Borg