Following an emphatic win over Qormi last week, Senglea Athletic continued to impress as they registered a 3-0 win over Mosta at the Hibernians Stadium on Saturday. A win which puts them on level points with Pietà Hotspurs, six points ahead of bottom-placed Qormi.
For Mosta, on the other hand, this was a highly disappointing result as they were aiming for a win which would have helped them steer away from the danger zone.
Senglea had just one change from the game against Qormi as Gonzalo Julian Leyton replaced Yudai Miyamoto. On the other hand, for Mosta, Dexter Xuereb, Davy Angan N’Guessan and Akeem Roach were preferred to Zachary Brincat, Romeu Pericles Romao and Misael Miranda Gomez
Senglea had a great start, going close on the 3rd minute when off a cross by Leighton Grech, Romulo Silva Santos’ close range effort was saved at point blank by Andreas Vella.
A minute later, Senglea took the lead when Gonzalo Julian Leyton served Augusto Rene Caseres on the left and the latter’s rising shot gave the Mosta custodian no chance.
Senglea threatened once again with a Diego Venancio freekick which was deflected by the goalkeeper onto the upright on the 16th minute. Seven minutes later, a Leighton Grech cross shot beat Andreas Vella but the ball hit the upright and was cleared by Dexter Xuereb.
Seven minutes in the second half, Senglea took the lead when off a cross from the right by Leighton Grech, Romulo Silva Santos headed home.
Vincenzo Potenza’s side increased the lead on the 65th when off an assist by Diego Venancio from the right, Matias Nicolas Garcia flicked the ball past Andreas Vella.
MOSTA Andreas Vella, Gianluca Cuomo, Kyle Frendo (54′ James Brincat), Massimo Sammartino, Dexter Xuereb, Rafael Morisco da Silva, Davy Angan N’Guessan (83′ Kurt Zammit), Mohamed Aoudou (28′ Zachary Brincat), Steve Bonnici, Akeem Garnet Roach, Juri Cisotti.
Subs not used: Dylan Ciappara, Duane Bonnici, Luca Gatt, Tyrone Farrugia.
Coach: Mark Miller
Asst. Coach: Steven Vaughan
SENGLEA Matthew Farrugia, Gonzalo Julian Leyton (84′ Matthew Bartolo), Sidqy El Mehdi, Zachary Cassar, Leighton Grech (72′ Gary Camilleri), Romulo Silva Santos (69′ Larson Mallia), Diego Venancio da Silva, Imanol Gonzalez, Matias Nicolas Garcia, Augusto Rene Caseres, Andre White.
Subs not used: Zach Valletta, Luke Scorfna, Rayson Vella, Karl Cutajar.
Coach: Vincenzo Potenza
Asst. Coach: Darren Anton Vella
Referee: Glen Tonna
Assistant Referees: William Debattista, Theodore Zammit
Fourth Official: Alex Johnson
Yellow Cards: Venancio, Cuomo, Xuereb, Garcia
BOV Player of the Match: Diego Venancio