Hibernians re-joined Gzira United on top the BOV Premier League table as they defeated Qormi 2-1 at the National Stadium on Sunday.
Qormi, on the other hand, suffered the eighth consecutive defeat and the ninth defeat in eleven matches as new technical advisor and goalkeepers’ coach Mario Muscat made his debut with the club.
Hibernians took the lead on the 37th minute when Taylor Correa Marcolino served Johann Bezzina whose fine shot from the edge of the area gave goalkeeper Jamie Azzopardi no chance.
The Paolites doubled the score on the 65th thanks to Taylor Correa Marcolino who received an assist by Jurgen Degabriele on the left and beat the Qormi goalkeeper with a low shot from inside the area.
Qormi pulled one back a minute later thanks to Tensior Gusman who slotted the ball past Andrew Hogg from close range following an assist by Seo In Kim from the left.
QORMI Jamie Azzopardi, Freud Nadère Codjo Gnindokponou, Davide Mansi, Yannick Yankam, Manolito Micallef, Mario Andres Arrieta (60’ Seo In Kim), Alessio Cassar (52’ Alan Abela), Alexsandro Ferreira, Lubos Adamec, Kassiano Soares Mendonca (80’ Michael Borg), Tensior Guzman.
Subs not used: Dorian Bugeja, Seo-In Kim, Michael Camilleri, Alan Abela, Michael Borg, Luke Busuttil, Iven Zammit.
Coach: Matthew Psaila
HIBS Andrew Hogg, Dunstan Vella, Nemanja Radojevic, Joseph Mbong, Marcelo Dias, Jurgen Degabriele (90’ Timothy Tabone Desira), Isaac Ntow, Taylor Correa Marcolino (77’ Guttiner Fernando Costa Tenorio), Johann Bezzina, Andrei Agius, Tiago Adan Fonseca.
Subs not used: Rudy Briffa, Carlos Grech, Connor Zammit, Daneel Abela, David Xuereb.
Coach: Stefano Sanderra
Referee: Alan Mario Sant
Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, Alan Camilleri
Fourth Official: Ishmael Barbara
Yellow Cards: Ntow, Abela, Radojevic
BOV Player of the Match: Jamie Azzopardi