Sliema Wanderers made it three wins in a row as they defeated hosts Hamrun Spartans 1-0 at the Victor Tedesco Stadium on Monday. A win which puts them back in joint-fourth place along with Floriana and Hibernians.
For the Spartans, this was the third defeat in five matches. A defeat which leaves them in joint-seventh place along with Birkirkara.
The Wanderers scored the all-important goal on the 18th minute when they were awarded a penalty after Philip Chircop handled the ball inside the area and although Matias Muchardi’s effort from the penalty spot was partially saved by Jake Galea, Albanian attacking midfielder Frenci Qeros placed the ball at the back of the net off the rebound.
Hamrun were reduced to ten men on the 63rd minute when Guilherme Batata was sent off after receiving a second yellow card.
SLIEMA Glenn Zammit, Stefano Bianciardi, Matias Muchardi, Frank Temile (80′ Ricardo Calixto Correa Duarte), Gabriel Aquilina, Jefferson Assis, Jonathan Pearson, Edmond Agius, Frenci Qeros (85′ Ryan Spiteri), John Mintoff (59′ Peter Xuereb), Goran Adamovic.
Subs not used: Miguel Bonnici, Gary Muscat, Michele Sansone, Lee Pisani.
Coach: John Buttigieg
HAMRUN Jake Galea, Tiago Souza de Silveira, Daniel Zerafa, Philip Chircop (46′ Lydon Micallef), Triston Caruana, Cristian Zaccardo, Guilherme Felipe de Castro, Thiago Espindola de Paula, Francisco Manoel Marino Clavero, Dale Camilleri, Pedro Henrique Oliveira.
Subs not used: Steve Sultana, Karl Micallef, Jose Mauricio Marinho, Luke Sciberras, Terence Agius, Bradley Schembri.
Coach: Jacques Scerri
Referee: Fyodor Zammit