Sliema Wanderers registered a fourth consecutive win to make sure of staying in fourth place as they defeated St. Andrews 2-0 at the National Stadium on Sunday.
For the Saints, this was yet another disappointing result as they suffered a fourth consecutive defeat which leaves them joint-second from bottom.
Following a goalless first half, the Wanderers managed to break the deadlock on the 58th minute when off an assist by Michele Sansone, Jefferson Assis hit low past goalkeeper Matthew Calleja Cremona.
Sliema doubled the score on the 76th minute when Nikola Gavric headed the ball home off a Ricardo Calixto Correa Duarte corner.
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ST. ANDREWS Matthew Calleja Cremona, Nehemiah Perry, Adrian Borg, Aidan Jake Friggieri, Misael Miranda Gomez, Tano Azian (80′ Liam Grech), Marcus Grima, Joseph Farrugia, Jacob Walker, Martin Davis, Travis Blagrove.
Subs not used: Yenz Cini, Miguel D’Alessandro, Dejan Debono, Jacopo Della Mora, Alex Satariano, Ricardo Martin.
Coach: Fausto Craighero
SLIEMA Glenn Zammit, Nikola Gavric, Frank Temile, John Mintoff, Frenci Queros (88′ Ryan Spiteri), Edmond Agius, Peter Xuereb (53′ Michele Sansone), Matias Muchardi, Stefano Bianciardi, Jefferson Assis (83′ Gabriel Aquilina), Ricardo Calixto Corea Duarte.
Subs not used: Miguel Bonnici, Lee Pisani, Gary Muscat, Jonathan Pearson.
Coach: John Buttigieg
Referee: Ishmael Barbara
Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, Dusan Petrovic
Fourth Official: Glen Tonna
Yellow Cards: Temile, Borg
BOV Player of the Match: Mathias Muchardi