After beating Birkirkara in their previous outing, St. Andrews continued where they had left with another 2-0 win, this time against Qormi at the Centenary Stadium on Friday. A win which put the Saints in a more comfortable mid-table position.
This was in fact the third win for St. Andrews while for Qormi, this fifth defeat in seven matches leaves them second from bottom.
Qormi had three changes from the team which lost narrowly to Gzira as Alexsandro Ferreira, Iven Zammit and Luke Busuttil replaced Lubos Adamec, Tensior Gusman and Alan Abela. Gusman and Gaetano Gesualdi were both suspended for Qormi. St. Andrews, on the other hand, had Kurt Magro and Kemmu Degran Jackson were named in the starting line-up while there was no place for Ricardo Martin and Kemar Reid.
The Saints took the lead on the 23rd minute when off a Joseph Farrugia freekick, Adrian Borg hit home past goalkeeper Jamie Azzopardi.
Five minutes from time, St. Andrews doubled the score when they were awarded a penalty after Aidan Friggieri was brought down inside the area by goalkeeper Jamie Azzopardi and from the penalty spot, Kevaughn Atkinson made no mistake.
QORMI Jamie Azzopardi, Davide Mansi, Yannick Yankam, Seo In Kim, Michael Camilleri (62′ Mario Andres Arrieta), Michael Borg, Alessio Cassar, Luke Busuttil (80′ Manolito Micallef), Alexsandro Ferreira, Kassiano Soares Mendonca, Iven Zammit.
Subs not used: Dorian Bugeja, Claudio Celis Rios, Alan Abela, Shamison Zammit, Carlos Debattista.
Coach: Brian Spiteri
Asst. Coach: Matthew Psaila
ST. ANDREWS Matthew Calleja Cremona, Alex Satariano, Kevyn Mcfarlane, Travis Blagrove, Kevaughn Atkinson, Joseph Farrugia (73′ Matthew Woo Ling), Kurt Magro, Adrian Borg, Amoy Brown, Martin Davis (68′ Jacob Walker), Kemmu Degran Jackson (62′ Aidan Friggieri).
Subs not used: Duncan Formosa, Marcus Grima, Karl Pulo, Dejan Debono.
Coach: Johann Scicluna
Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann
Assistant Referees: Chris Francalanza, Mitchell Scerri
Fourth Official: Alex Johnson
Yellow Cards: Camilleri, Borg, Brown, Mcfarlane, Azzopardi, Zammit
BOV Player of the Match: Kevaughn Atkinson