Hibernians regain leadership while Marsaxlokk move to safer waters

Monday, October 17, 2011, 18:59

by Joshua Cacciattolo

Hibernians move again on top of the table after they won against bottom side Mosta thanks to a Clayton Failia opener and Edison Dos Santos goal ten minutes from time.

Hibernians now have nineteen points from seven games two more than second place Valletta.

In Monday’s first match at the National Stadium Marsaxlokk beat now strugglers Tarxien Rainbows.

Marsaxlokk now move up to seventh place with seven points from seven games while Tarxien Rainbows stayed near the bottom end with just four points from seven games.

Tarxien coach Noel Coleiro started with an offensive 4-4-2 formation as Brazilian Ricardo Costa and Daniel Mariano Bueno formed the forward line. Tarxien Rainbows were coming from 2-0 defeat against arch rivals Hibernians.

Marsaxlokk’s under fire coach Winston Muscat started an initial 4-4-2 formation as Nigerian Obinna Obiefule and Dylan Kokavessis formed the forward line.

First Half.

Tarxien Rainbows opened the score thanks to Daniel Mariano Bueno as Martin Deanov equalized for the Southsiders. On the sixteenth minute Marsxlokk were awarded a penalty and Nigerian Obinna Obiefule coverted from the spot. Just minutes before end of the first half Daniel Mariano Bueno made the score 2-2 after his pile driver gave no chance to Marsaxlokk goalkeeper Rueben Gauci.

Second Half

Emiliano Lattes put the Southsiders 3-2 up after he concluded in an empty net after a fine work by Obinna Obiefule.

Minutes before the end of the game Nigerian Obinna Obiefule sealed the win for Winston Muscat’s side.

Tarxien R. D. Cassar, S. Sadowski, E. A. Periera, S. Giglio (L.V.Critien), R. Costa, D. M. Bueno, J. Vella (K.Pulo), O. Anonam, L. Galea, C. G. Suguino (R.Galvao), J. Grioli

Marsaxlokk R. Gauci, C. Mamo, M. Licari, C. Brincat, E. C. Campagnoli, F. Raimy, P. Borg, E. Lattes, D. Kokavessis, O. Obifuele, M. Deanov

Referee: Ross Dunlop

Yellow Cards:

Man of the Match: Obinna Obiefule


Hibernians 7   


Valletta 7   


Floriana 6   


Sliema W. 7   


Mqabba 7   


Birkirkara 7   


Qormi 7   


Marsaxlokk 7   


Balzan Y. 6   


Hamrun S 7   


Tarxien R. 7   


Mosta 7   


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