Qormi prove too strong for Sirens

After eliminating San Gwann and Lija Athletic and humiliating Gudja United with a 6-0 score, Second Division side Sirens found life difficult as they faced Premier League side Qormi, suffering a heavy 0-7 defeat at the Hibernians Stadium.

Qormi dominated from start to finish and scored at regular intervals to secure a place in the semi-finals of the FA Trophy sponsored by the Attian Group.

Team manager Mark Miller fielded Swedish striker Alex Nilsson in the starting line-up for Qormi with new signing Gustavo Villalobos being included as a substitute.

Alfred Effiong put Qormi ahead on the 16th minute when he slotted the ball past Sirens goalkeeper Gianni Spiteri after receiving a through-pass.

Qormi doubled the score on 24 minutes when Alex Nilsson exchanged the ball with Joseph Chetcuti before hitting past Spiteri.

On the half-hour, Marcelinho made it 3-0 with a direct freekick and eight minutes later, Zoran Levnajic scored the fourth goal as he headed the ball home off a Marcelinho corner.

Eight minutes in the second half, Duncan Pisani rounded a defender before serving the unmarked Billy Berntsson who hit home from close range.

Seven minutes from time, off a cross by Alfred Effiong, Duncan Pisani served Marcelinho who slammed the ball home.

Three minutes from time, substitute Emerson Vella added another with a cross shot which gave the Sirens goalkeeper no change.

QORMI Matthew Farrugia, Marcelo Roberto Lima de Mattos, Steve Agius (78′ Emerson Vella), Alfred Effiong, Clifford Gauci, Joseph Chetcuti (68′ Bjorn Bondin), Alex Nilsson (46′ Gustavo Villalobos), Zoran Levnajic, Duncan Pisani, Jonathan Bondin, Billy Berntsson.
Subs not used: Jurgen Cilia, Mario Muscat, Karl Sciortino, Ryan Micallef.
Team Manager: Mark Miller

SIRENS Gianni Spiteri, Daniel Sant, Adrian Neda, Kristian Galea, Adam Debattista, George Falzon, Daniel Cremona (82′ Gary Grant), John Debono (75′ Colin Vella), Justin Zammit (63′ Ryan Sciberras), Ricardo Severino Goncalves, Lee Joe Schembri.
Subs not used: Romeo Schembri, Adrian Lanzon, Andrew Caruana, Clyde Camoin.
Coach: Kevin Vella

Referee: Sean Grant (IRE)
Assistant Referees: Darragh Keegan, Matthew Farrell (IRE)
Fourth Official: Ben Connolly (IRE)
Yellow Cards: Marcelinho, Falzon, Debono, Severino