Watch the Goals: Hibernians’ title bid suffers a blow

Saturday, March 24, 2012, 14:08

by Joshua Cacciattolo

Full score: Hibernians 0-1 Birkirkara

Birkirkara moved again to third place as they beat Hibernians in a dull encounter. Substitute Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza scored the all important goal from the penalty spot. Birkirkara now have 25 points from 25 games. Hibernians suffered the first defeat after a nine game  unbeaten run.

Hibernians mentor Mark Miller opted for a 4-5-1 formation as Peter Anizoba Chizoba was preferred for the suspended Edison Luis Dos Santos Tarabai. Left back Adrian Pulis also started in the first eleven after a long term injury, he replaced Jonathan Pearson. Hibernians beat Birkirkara twice early on the season 3-0 and 5-1.

Birkirkara coach Paul Zammit started with an initial 4-3-3 formation as he kept the first eleven who drew against Valletta last week. Moises Avila Perez was ruled out due to suspension.

First Half

33min: Clayton Fallia’s diagonal shot was saved by Birkirkara goalkeeper Rueben Gauci.

Second Half

72min: Hibernians had a goal disallowed for a foul in the penalty box.

78min: Penalty for Birkirkara. Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza scored from the eleven metre spot.

88min: Andrew Cohen missed a glorious chance as he lobbed over Reuben Gauci but missed the target.

Birkirkara: R.Gauci, R.Scicluna (R.Muscat 83min), N.Vukanac, J.Zerafa, S.Bajada (J.P.Mifsud Triganza 70min), P.Fenech, R.Pereira, A.Buhagiar, S.S.Haruna, J.Santos Silva (R.Camenzuli 90min).

Hibernians: M.Muscat, A.Xuereb (S.Pisani 85min), R.Soares, C.Fallia, A.Pulis (J.Pearson 64min), B.Kristensen, J.L.Siquiera, M.Dias, J.L.Vandelannoite. P.Anizoba(E.Hererra 56min)

Score: Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza (Birkirkara)

Referee: Alan Mario Sant

Yellow Cards: S.Haruna Shodiya (B)

BOV Player of the Match: Jackson Lima (Hibernians)





1 Comment

  1. paola says:

    nista’ nkun naf kif intom li tant tiftaħru b’kemm ikollkom kameras fil-grawnd ma ġibtux replay waħda mill-viċin tal-penalty ta’ bkara? imbgħad kellkom il-kamera lestha biex meta skurjaw il-belt ġibtu lis-sapporters tal-hibs!!!!

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