Pembroke Athleta came back from two goals down as they beat Mosta 5-3 at the Victor Tedesco Stadium to end the season on a positive note. Winston Muscat’s side leapfrogs Mosta into eighth place.
This win also boosts their morale ahead of next week’s FA Trophy semi-final against Balzan.
Jonas Rodriguez Ekani put Mosta ahead on the 11th minute and Donatus Onyekachi Okonkwo doubled the score on the 26th. However Pembroke’s reaction was immediate and Gustavo de Paulo da Nobrega pulled one back on the 28th and the Brazilian striker equalised on the 33rd. Three minutes from the end of the first half, Kyle O’Brien put Pembroke ahead for the first time.
On the hour, Manolito Micallef made it 4-2. Godwin Mensha reduced the gap when he converted a penalty on the 72nd but Gustavo de Paulo da Nobrega sealed the issue with a fifth goal five minutes from time.
MOSTA Omar Borg, Dyson Falzon (86′ Jurgen Grech), Tyrone Farrugia, Jonas Rodriguez Ekani (46′ Lyden Micallef), Edile Micheletti, Godwin Mensha, Donatus Onyekachi Okonkwo (81′ Calvin Camilleri), James Brincat, Kyle Frendo, Dexter Xuereb, Zachary Brincat.
Subs not used: Yenz Cini, Kurt Camilleri, Aaron Sammut, Neil Frendo.
Assistant Coach: Ivan Zammit
PEMBROKE Matthew Farrugia, Owen Bugeja (87′ Sunday Eboh), Kyle O’Brien, Paltemio Barbetti, Rennie Tanti, Ariel Laudisi (73′ Terence Agius), Alex Cini, Obinna Obiefule (66′ Leighton Grech), Gustavo de Paulo da Nobrega E Silva, Manolito Micallef, Geoffrey Spiteri.
Subs not used: Matthew Camilleri, Zoran Levnaic, Gustavo Villalobos, Tyrone Fenech.
Coach: Winston Muscat
Referee: Sandro Spiteri
Assistant Referees: Luke Portelli, Martin Borg
Fourth Official: Malcolm Spiteri
Yellow Cards: Laudisi
Scorers: 11′ Jonas Rodriguez Ekani, 26′ Onyekachi Okonkwo, 28′ Gustavo Silva, 33′ Gustavo Silva, 42′ Kyle O’Brien, 60′ Manolito Micallef, 72′ Godwin Mensha pen, 85′ Gustavo Silva