A penalty by Macedonian midfielder Demir Imeri handed Mosta three precious points as they defeated Hamrun Spartans 1-0 at the Hibernians Stadium on Saturday.
Thanks to these three points, Mosta join Tarxien in eighth place on the 19-point mark, one ahead of Floriana and St. Andrews and two ahead of Senglea.
This defeat brings Hamrun’s impressive run of ten positive results on the trot, leaving them in fourth place, one point behind third-placed Gzira and two ahead of Sliema.
Mosta scored the all-important goal sixteen minutes from time when they were awarded a penalty after Juri Cisotti was brought down inside the area by goalkeeper Sean Cini and debutante Demir Imeri made no mistake from the penalty spot.
A few seconds later, the Blues were reduced to ten men after Gianluca Cuomo received a second yellow card for making gestures to the Hamrun supporters.
HAMRUN Sean Cini, Enrico Pepe, Triston Caruana, Sebastian Nayar (75’ Conor Borg), Wilfried Domoraud, Matthew Gauci, Marco Criaco, Karl Micallef, Donneil Alain Moukanza, Orestis Nikolopoulos, Caetano Calil (80’ Ryan Darmanin).
Subs not used: Manuel Bartolo, Andre Scicluna, Karl Schembri, Cain Cutajar, Christopher Galea.
Coach: Stefan Sultana
MOSTA Andreas Vella, Jonas Rodriguez Ekani, Gianluca Cuomo, Alexander Darlington (84’ Kyle Frendo), Duane Bonnici, Dexter Xuereb (90+4’ James Brincat), Rafael Morisco da Silva, Tyrone Farrugia, Akeem Roach, Demir Imeri (90’ Zachary Brincat), Juri Cisotti.
Subs not used: Dylan Ciappara, Steve Bonnici, Liam Portelli, Matthew Attard.
Coach: Mark Miller
Referee: Fyodor Zammit
Assistant Referees: Roberto Vella, Duncan Spencer
Fourth Official: Alan Mario Sant
Yellow Cards: Darlington, Cuomo, Micallef, Cisotti, Nayar
Red Cards: 74’ Gianluca Cuomo
BOV Player of the Match: Juri Cisotti