Hibs, Mosta share spoils in 2-2 draw

bov-premier-league-2013-2014A brace by Gianmarco Piccioni was not enough for Mosta to go beyond a draw with Hibernians as the two teams shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw. A draw which leaves the Paolites six points ahead of the Blues.

The two teams shared the exchanges throughout the first half but four minutes from half-time, Mosta managed to break the deadlock when a freekick by Gianmarco Piccioni from the right was not held by goalkeeper Daniel Balzan with the ball ending at the back of the net.

Hibs levelled matters six minutes in the second half when off a cross from the left by Jackson Lima, Edison Luis dos Santos served Obinna Obiefule who slammed the ball home past Omar Borg.

Mosta regained the lead on 68 minutes when Kaljevic served Gianmarco Piccioni on the right, the latter avoided a tackle by Jonathan Pearson and rounded the goalkeeper before placing the ball at the back of the net.

However three minutes later, the Paolites restored equilibrium through Jean Paul Farrugia who tapped the ball home from close range after Obinna Obiefule ended on the ground when tackled by Pearson while trying to dribble the goalkeeper.

HIBS Daniel Balzan, Timothy Tabone Desira, Jonathan Pearson, Igor Radusinovic, Ryan Camilleri, Zoran Levnajic, Jackson di Lima Siqueira (86′ Clayton Failla), Bjorn Kristensen, Obinna Obiefule, Edison Luis dos Santos, Jean Paul Farrugia (80′ Andrew Cohen).
Subs not used: Rudy Briffa, Brandon Muscat, Johann Bezzina, Jurgen Degabriele, Matthew Bartolo.
Coach: Branko Nisevic

MOSTA Omar Borg, Jonas Rodriguez Ekani, Mark Brincat, Ishmael Grech, Tyrone Farrugia, Manolito Micallef, Ian Zammit, Cristian Martins Fernandes (64′ Kurt Zammit), Antonio Carrozza, Bojan Kaljevic (77′ Diego Pereira), Gianmarco Piccioni.
Subs not used: Kurt Rizzo, Isaac Chircop, James Brincat, Kyle Frendo, Steve Schembri.
Coach: Enrico Piccioni

Referee: Clayton Pisani
Assistant Referees: William Debattista, Duncan Sultana
Additional Assistant Referees: Marco Borg, Mario Apap
Fourth Official: Fyodor Zammit
Yellow Cards: Ekani, Kaljevic, Jackson Lima, Tarabai, Pearson
Scorers: 41′ Gianmarco Piccioni, 51′ Obinna Obiefule, 68′ Gianmarco Piccioni, 71′ Jean Paul Farrugia
BOV Player of the Match: Jackson di Lima Siqueira