Hibernians crush Hamrun Spartans, Tarxien and Mqabba share the spoils

Sunday, January 29, 2012, 7:22

Final Score Hibernians 5-0 Tarxien R

Hibernians regain second place with a 5-0 comfortable victory against Hamrun Spartans. Hibernians now have 41 points from 18 games and now are just four points behind leaders Valletta. Hamrun crises continue as now suffered their 11 defeat of the season.

Hibernians coach Mark Miller was without defenders Ryan Camilleri, Adrian Pulis and influence midfielder Andrew Cohen, while Hamrun coach Jesmond Zammit was without Gianluca Calabretta but he gave the debut to defender Ronnie Hartvig.

Hibernians scored two in the first half thanks to Edison Dos Santos and recent recruitment Jackson Lima. In the second half continue where they left in the first as Clayton Fallia double and Steve Pisani scored for the standing leading scores.

Hibernians: M.Muscat, E.Herrera, R.Soares, A.Xuereb (S. Pisani), J.Vandelannoite, J.Pearson, C.Failla, B.Kristensen, J.Lima Siqueira (M.Dias), P.Chizoba (J Bezzina), E.dos Santos.

Hamrun S: O.Borg, S.Bonnici (G.Azzopardi), M.Gauci, R.Hartvig, M.Grima, D.Camilleri (D.Zerafa), D.Shields, L.J.Agius, A.M.Ribeiro, K.Sammut, G.Spiteri (A.Micallef).

Scorers: Edison Luis dos Santos, Jackson Lima Siqueira, Clayton Faille (2), Steve Pisani

Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann
Assistant referees: Ingmar Spiteri, Joe Camilleri

Fourth official: Paul Caruana

Yellow Cards: S.Bonnici, E.Dos Santos, G.Azzopardi (H)

BOV Player of the Match: Edison Dos Santos (Hibernians)

Tarxien and Mqabba share the spoils

Tarxien Rainbows and Mqabba share the spoils in a 1-1 draw at the Hibernians Stadium.

The Rainbows stayed second from bottom with 14 points while Mqabba are joint eighth with Mosta on 17 points.

Tarxien opened the score threw Dutch striker Mayasi powerful striker gave no chance to goalkeeper Kris Callejja. Before the end of the first half John Paul Muscat scored for a direct corner.

Mqabba: K.Calleja, C.Micallef (T.Mazzitelli), M.Bonnici, C.Calleja (R.Sammut), B.Timotic, J.P.Muscat (M.Briffa), M.Potezica, D.Azzopardi, P.Grima, J.Nwoba, J.Briffa.

Tarxien R: D.Cassar, S.Sadowski, C.Mamo, M.Caruana, E.A.Pereira, A.Carabott (M.Tanti), J.M.Mayasi, O.Anonam, R.Mintoff, L.Galea, J.Grioli (W.Zerafa).

Referee: Marco Borg
Assistant referees: Edward Spiteri, Sammy Attard
Fourth official: Esther Azzopardi
Yellow Cards: J.Nwoba, P.Grima, B.Timotic (M) S.Sadowski (T)

BOV Player of the Match: John Paul Muscat (Mqabba)

Valletta held

Final Score Valletta 0-0 Sliema W

Valletta missed the chance to extended the lead in the standings after they was held by Sliema Wanderers in a drab encounter.

Leaders Valletta now have 45 points from eighteen games, 6 points above Floriana and seven on Hinernians thee latter with a game in hand. The Blues now are joint fourth with Balzan Youths on 24 points.

Valletta coach Jesmond Zerafa gave the debut to newly recruitment Nahuel Pulitano Jimenez, while Sliema Wanderers coach Danilo Doncic was without suspended duo of Daniel Mitev and Steven Bezzina, but welcome back Beppe Muscat and Roderick Bajada.

The highlight of the match was on the 72nd minute when Bulgarian defender Rumen Galabov fouled substituted William Barbosa in the penalty area, and from the penalty spot former Sliema Wanderers striker Michael Mifsud shot was saved by National team recently call up goalkeeper Henry Bonello.

Sliema W: H.Bonello, A.Muscat, J.Mifsud, R.Grech (D.Vukovic), C.Gatt Baldacchino, R.Galabov, J.Ani (J.P. Mifsud Triganza), R.Bajada, E.Lattes, C.Frendo, B.Muscat.

Valletta FC: A.Hogg, J.Caruana, S.Borg, I.Azzopardi, R.Briffa, E.Agius, O.Zongo, N.Jimenez (G.Agius), D.Dos Santos (M.Robic), A.Effiong (W.Barbosa), M.Mifsud.

Referee: Clayton Pisani

Ass: Referees: William Debattista, Mitchell Scerri

Fourth Official: Mario Apap

Yellow Cards: C.Frendo, C.Gatt Baldacchino

Player of the Match: Henry Bonello

Floriana earn a hard fought victory

Final Score: Floriana 1-0 Birkirara

High flyers Floriana moved temporally in second place after beaten strugglers Birkirara 1-0 thanks to Ivan Woods opportunist second half goal. The Greens now have 39 nine points from 18 games one ahead Hibernians, who will be in action tomorrow against Hamrun Spatans. Birkirkara stayed fifth with 26 points from 18 games one behind fourth place Balzan Youths.

Birkirkara coach Paul Zammit handle the debut to Dutch defender Regillio Nooitmeer but left back Joseph Zerafa was suspended after he was sent off in last week 3-2 defeat against Hamrun Spartans in the U*Bet F.A Trophy.

Floriana coach Michael Woods was without foreign duo Eric Akoto and striker Onome Sodje

Floriana manage to score the all important goal against the run of play when Christian Caruana won an air duel with Angus Buhagiar and served in form Ivan Woods to slotted behind former Floriana goalkeeper Rueben Gauci.

After the goal Birkirkara tested many times Floriana goalkeeper Manuel Bartolo, but the Floriana defence hold for another important three points.

Floriana: M.Bartolo, P.Doffo, M.Micallef, O.Bugeja, D.Pisani, T.Paris, C.Cassar, C.Caruana, A.Grabowski (J.Mintoff), I.Woods, C.Borg (J.Borg).

Birkirkara: R.Gauci, G.Sciberras, R.Nooitmeer, R.Muscat (T.Vella), R.Scicluna (L.Grech), P.Fenech, J.Silva, S.Bajada, A.Buhagiar, A.Moises, R.Pereira.

Score: I.Woods

Referee: Esther Azzopardi

Ass: Referees: Konrad Borg, Alex Grech

Fourth Official: Kevin Azzopardi

Yellow Cards: O.Bugeja (F) R.Muscat, R.Scicluna, S.Bajada (B)

BOV Player of the Match:Ivan Woods (Floriana)

Mosta move eighth

Mosta continued their late positive run after beaten mini crises Qormi in atigh encounter at the Victor Tedesco Stadium. Mosta now have 17 points from 18 games while Qormi six place aspirations suffered an another blow as they stayed seventh with 23 points from 18 games.

Nigerian striker Obinna Obiefule scored the all important goal on the 18th minute after he headed Jonathan Bajada in swinger cross.

Mosta coach Steve D’Amato gave the debut to Dyson Falzon while Qormi coach also gave the debut to Englishman Kris Thackray but was without inspire winger Jorginho.

Mosta: J.Debono, A.Borg, K.Farrugia, F.Tisbi, Y.Ossok, F.Raimy, J.Bajada, K.Magro, D.Falzon (F.Aboulezz), I.Zammit, O.Obiefule (Z.Kibona).

Qormi: S.Sultana, C.Suguino (A.Bello-Osagie), R.Sammut, M.Bartolo, J.Chetcuti, L.Sciberras, F.Mirarchi (S.Wellman), J.Bondin, K.Thackray, T.Caruana.

Score: O.Obiefule (Mosta)

Referee: Mario Apap

Ass: Referees: William Debattista, Thomas Debono

Fourth Official: Clayton Pisani

Yellow Cards: R.Sammut, L.Sciberras (Q)

BOV Player of the Match:Obinna Obiefule (Mosta)

Balzan registered their eighth victory of the season

Balzan Youths took an another important step to secure a six place berth as they beaten bottom place Marsaxokk in a one sided match at the Victor Tedesco Stadium Balzan Youths now have 27 points from 18 games while Marsaxlokk stayeb bottom with just 11 points.

Balzan coach Ivan Zammit was without defenders Jonathan Francica, Blejdou Guga, Bjorn Bondin but gave the debut to recently signing Jamie Pace. Marsaxlokk coach Anton Cremona handled the debut to Nigerian striker Peter Taiye Oladotun and Jermain Brincat but lacked Patrick Borg, Sacha Borg and Clive Brincat.

On the 16th minute versatile Dylan Grima scored after he conclued a good move with a powerful shot.

Marsaxlokk: C.Cassar, M.Valeriani, K.Polidano (C. Debattista), L.Agius (D.Grech), J.Xerri, T.Templeman, N.Stoskovic, J.Farrugia, G.Caruana, P.Taiye Oladotun, J.Brincat (G.Buttigieg).

Balzan Y: M.Camilleri, C.Ciantar, Y.Camilleri, R.Forace, R.Farrugia, N.Tasic, D.Grima, J.Pace (F. Bernardes), P.Calcado, M.Deanov (L. Micallef), A.Eviparker (M.Ciantar).

Score: D.Grima (Balzan Y)

Referee: Kevin Azzopardi

Ass: Referees: Chris Francalanza, Mitchell Scerri

Fourth Official: Chris Lautier

Yellow Cards: K.Polidano (M)

BOV Player of the Match: Dylan Grima (Balzan Y)

Standings

Valletta 18 45

Hibernians 18 41

Floriana 18 39

Sliema W. 18 27

Balzan Y. 18 27

Birkirkara 18 26

Qormi. 18 23

Mqabba 18 17

Mosta 18 17

Hamrun S. 18 15

Tarxien R. 18 14

Marsaxlokk 18 11





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