Sliema Wanderers returned to winning ways as they defeated bottom-placed Qormi 2-0 at the Hibernians Stadium on Saturday. A win which puts the 19-point mark, five point behind leaders Gzira.
The Wanderers took the lead on the 31st minute when off a cross by Younes Marzouk from the right, Jefferson de Assis’ effort was blocked by Jamie Azzopardi and Mattias Muchardi placed the ball at the back of the net.
Sliema sealed the issue with a second goal on the 69th minute thanks to Jefferson de Assis who concluded a good run with a low shot which gave Azzopardi no chance.
SLIEMA Jake Galea, Mattias Muchardi, Jonathan Pearson, Mark Scerri, Jefferson de Assis (78’ Carlos Eduardo Alba Olivares), Ryan Fenech, Nii Nortey Ashong, Michele Sansone (89’ John Mintoff), Claudio Pani, Stefano Bianciardi (83’ Kurt Shaw), Younes Marzouk.
Subs not used: Timothy Aquilina, Peter Xuereb, Edmond Agius, Stefan Cassar.
Coach: John Buttigieg
Asst. Coach: Ivan Woods
QORMI Jamie Azzopardi, Davide Mansi, Yannick Yankam, Seo In Kim (69’ Mario Andres Arrieta), Manolito Micallef, Michael Camilleri (56’ Iven Zammit), Alkan Abela, Alessio Cassar, Nedo Turkovic, Alexsandro Ferreira (75’ Tensior Gusman), Kassiano Soares Mendonca.
Subs not used: Dorian Bugeja, Michel Borg, Gaetano Gesualdi, Luke Busuttil.
Coach: Matthew Psaila
Referee: Darryl Agius
Assistant Referees: Roberto Vella, Darko Stankovic
Fourth Official: Fyodor Zammit
Yellow Cards: Camilleri, Scerri, Pani, Muchardi
BOV Player of the Match: Younes Marzouk