St. Andrews earned another point in the battle against relegation as they held Mosta in a goalless draw in front of just seventy four spectators at a rain-soaked Centenary Stadium on Friday.
This was in fact the fourth consecutive positive result for Michael Woods’ side following a win over Floriana and draws with Hamrun and Gzira. Mosta, on the other hand, stay ninth while keeping a seven-point cushion over St. Andrews and nine over Naxxar Lions.
The Saints created the better chances, going close early in the game with headers by Jason Vandelannoite and Tano Azian. The Blues’ best scoring opportunity occurred on the hour with Leonzinho concluding a fine run on the right flank but there was no one to meet his inviting cross.
ST. ANDREWS Matthew Calleja Cremona, Adrian Borg, Misael Miranda Gomes, Tano Azian, Joseph Farrugia, Jason Vandelannoite, Matthew Gauci, Jacob Walker, Martin Davis (69′ Ricardo Martin), Kemmu Degran Jackson, Kemar Reid.
Subs not used: Yenz Cini, Liam Grech, Miguel D’Alessandro, Thomas Vella, Adam Magri Overend.
Coach: Michael Woods
MOSTA Andreas Vella, Leonardo Henrique Ferreira, Massimo Sammartino, Thomas Veronese, Kurt Magro, Davide Mansi, Tyron Farrugia, Jonas Rodrigues Ekani, Dexter Xuereb, Giordano Trovade (82′ Jan Tanti), Emmanuel Akwa-dei Agyemang (82′ Zachary Brincat).
Subs not used: Dylan Ciappara, Neil Frendo, Kyle Frendo, Jeanpaul Formosa, Calvin Camilleri.
Coach: Johann Scicluna
Referee: Jude Amin Utulu
Assistant Referees: Jurgen Spiteri, William Debattista
Fourth Official: Philip Farrugia
Yellow Cards: Gomes, Magro, J. Farrugia, Z. Brincat, Ekani
BOV Player of the Match: Davide Mansi