Valletta vs Sliema W. 1-3
Sliema Wanderers started the New Year in style as they returned to winning ways defeating ten-man Valletta 3-1.
Following a goalless first half, Sliema took the lead on 48 minutes thanks to Ivan Woods.
To make matters worse for Valletta, Gilbert Agius was sent off on 58 minutes. However they managed to level matters with a goal by Njongo Priso on 67 minutes.
However Sliema regained the lead through Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza nine minutes from time before the same player added another in stoppage time.
Njongo Priso was voted BOV Player of the Match.
VALLETTA: Andrew Hogg, Steve Bezzina (Edmond Agius), Steve Borg (Jamie Pace), Kenneth Scicluna, Luke Dimech, Kevin Sammut, Gilbert Agius, Njongo Priso, Declan O’Brien, Roderick Briffa, Terence Scerri.
SLIEMA: Simon Agius, Alex Muscat, Ian Azzopardi, Josef Mifsud (73′ John Mintoff), Ryan Fenech (Matthew Bartolo), Mark Scerri, Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza, Clifford Gatt Baldacchino, Ivan Woods, Lucian Dronca, Pedro Dos Santos Calcado (Noel Turner).
Referee: Paul Caruana
Asst. Referees: Mariano Debono, Malcolm Mercieca
Fourth official: Clayton Pisani
Yellow cards: N. Priso Doding, L. Dimech, S. Borg, J. Mintoff
Red card: G. Agius
Hamrun S. vs Birkirkara 0-2
Meanwhile Birkirkara are now second thanks to a 2-0 win over Hamrun Spartans.
Birkirkara took the lead on 33 minutes thanks to a goal by Shaun Bajada. In added time, Michael Galea doubled the score to seal the issue.
Shaun Bajada was voted BOV Player of the Match.
HAMRUN: Ivan Casha, Rupert Mangion, Roderick Fenech, Manolito Micallef, Mark Barbara (76′ Lee James Agius), Marcelo Pereira, Gaetan Spiteri, Martin Hrubsa, Timothy Fleri-Soler (65′ Mead Mifsud), Joao Mawete, Clyde Camoin.
B’KARA: Jorge Mora, Trevor Cilia (84′ Karl Pulo), Nikola Vukanac, Branko Nisevic, Shaun Bajada (79′ Alan Tabone), Rowen Muscat, Paul Fenech, Thomas Paris, Joseph Zerafa, Michael Galea (89′ Andrew Scicluna), Sylvano Comvalius.
Referee: Alan Mario Sant
Asst. Referees: Konrad Borg, Paul Apap
Fourth official: Glenn Tonna
Yellow cards: P. Fenech