Edison Dos Santos inspires Hibernians victory

Friday, August 26, 2011, 19:46

by Joshua Cacciatolo

Hibernians 2-1 Marsaxlokk

Edison Dos Santos inspired Hibernians to a  2-1 victory over Marsalokk in Friday’s first match.

Two early goals paved way for Hibernians’ first win of the season. Hibernians opened the score thanks to Edison after he converted a Steve Pisani cross. Mark Miller’s side doubled the lead as youngster Triston Caruana scored a precious diagonal shot. On the stroll of the first half Obinna reduced the gap for the southsiders.

In the second Half Hibernians kept control of the game  to notch their first win of the season.

Hibernians mentor Mark Miller started with an initial 4-4-2 formation as last week scorer Edison Dos Santos and clubman Andrew Cohen formed the forward line.

Marsaxlokk’s coach Winston Muscat opted for a 4-1-4-1 formation as wingers Emiliano Lattes and Bulgarian Martin Deanov were supporting lone striker Obinna Obiefule. The Argentinean was making his debut for the Southsiders .

First Half

18min: Gaol 1-0. Hibernians Edison Dos Santos opens the score as he converted a Steve Pisani cross.

28min: Goal 2-0. Hibernians continued show their strength as Triston Caruana make it 2-0 after he collected a perfected trough ball by Andrew Cohen.

43min: Goal 2-1. Marsaxlokk pull one back as Obinna Obiefule lobbed on Mario Muscat as he was cleared by Emiliano Lattes’ trough ball.

Second Half

58min: Edison Dos Santos’ powerful shot was off target after he dribbled past two Marsaxlokk defenders.

Marsaxlokk: R.Gauci, C.Mamo, P.Borg (D.Kokavessis 89min), S.Eboh, C.Brincat, F.Raimy, C.Campagnoli, T.Tempelman, E.Lattes (J.P. Farrugia 70min), M.Deanov (M.Licari 81min), O.Obiefuele.

Hibernians: M.Muscat, R. Camilleri, D.Balbinot, R.Soares, A.Pulis, B.Kristensen, S.Pisani, C.Failla, T.Caruana (E.Herrera 63min), A.Cohen, E.Dos Santos

Scores: E. Dos Santos, T.Caruana (H) O.Obiefule (M)

Referee: Chris Lautier

Yellow Cards: S.Pisani, A.Pulis, Balbinot, (H) P.Borg, O.Obiefule, C.Mamo, S.Eboh ( M)

Red Card: T.Tempelman (M)

BOV Man of the Match: Edison dos Santos (Hibernians)

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