Birkirkara registered a third consecutive win as they defeated bottom-placed Senglea Athletic 2-0 at the Hibernians Stadium on Sunday. A win which enables the Stripes to move fifth, one point behind Sliema Wanderers and two ahead of Balzan and Hamrun Spartans before the latter two take on Hibernians and Valletta respectively in the two big matches on Monday.
Senglea, on the other hand, remain at the bottom as they suffered a fifth consecutive defeat. They had two changes from the team which lost with an identical score to Hibernians as Imanol Gonzalez and Zachary Cassar replaced Matthew Bartolo and the suspended Leighton Grech.
Birkirkara, on the other hand, had Mislav Andelkovic and Michael Mifsud replacing Petar Orlandic and Carlos Chavarria.
The Stripes maanged to take the lead on the 13th minute thanks to Cain Attard following a well-taken corner by Jake Grech.
Jake Grech doubled the score four minutes in the second half as he hit home from close range following a cross by Marcelinho.
SENGLEA Geza Bence Perger, Dylan Micallef, Ferdinando Salvati, Braian Alexis Volpini, Benac Imanol Gonzalez, Zachary Cassar, Matias Nicolas Garcia, Augusto Rene Caseres, Karl Cutajar, Larson Mallia (89′ Rayson Vella), Andre White.
Subs not used: Matthew Farrugia, Matthew Bartolo, Brandon Muscat, Brandon Mangion, Carsten Dimech, Romani Tcanturia
Coach: Vincenzo Potenza
Asst. Coach: Darren Anton Vella
B’KARA Kristijan Naumovski, Danilo Chapoval, Matthew Guillaumier (76′ Terence Agius), Mislav Andjekovic, Paul Fenech (90′ Jordan Sciberras), Jake Grech (76′ Myles Beerman), Kurt Zammit, Eduardo Ferreira dos Santos, Michael Mifsud, Cain Attard, Marcela Franca de Siqueira.
Subs not used: David Cassar, Edward Herrera, Petar Orlandic, Carlos Alberto Chavarria Rodriguez.
Coach: Paul Zammit
Asst Coach: Mark Buttigieg
Referee: Ishmael Barbara
Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, Duncan Spencer
Fourth Official: Mario Apap
Yellow Cards: none
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