Davy Angan N’Guessan scored twice to hand Mosta three precious points in the clash with Tarxien Rainbows at the Centenary Stadium on Saturday. Mosta therefore move back fourth from bottom and now lie two points behind Floriana and St. Andrews and four behind Tarxien.
For the Rainbows, this was the third defeat in five matches.
Destin Mambouana was making his debut for the Rainbows while Mosta had substitute Jonas Rodriguez Ekani making his first appearance as he starts another spell with the club.
Mosta took the lead on the 63rd minute when off a Juri Cisotti effort was blocked into a corner and off the rebound, Davy Claude Angan N’Guessan placed the ball at the back of the net.
Eleven minutes from time, Davy Claude Angan N’Guessan doubled the score with another goal, hitting home from close range when served by Cisotti.
TARXIEN Andrea Cassar, Jens Wemmer, Juan Cruz Gill, Matthew Brincat (58′ Daren Falzon), Matthew Spiteri (80′ Marco Botta), Michele Paolucci, Luke Grech, Siraj Arab Eddin (70′ Miguel Ciantar), Destin Prince-Loic Mambouana, Anderson de Barros, Ricardo Silva Faria.
Subs not used: Dorian Bugeja, Owen Francalanza, Gabriel Aquilina, Daniel Vassallo.
Coach: Jose Borg
Asst. Coach: Saviour Debono Grech
MOSTA Andreas Vella, Gianluca Cuomo, Kyle Frendo (75′ Duane Bonnici), Massimo Sammartino, Dexter Xuereb, Rafael Morisco da Silva, Davy Angan N’Guessan, Tyrone Farrugia, Akeem Roach (90+2′ Steve Bonnici), Zachary Brincat (70′ Jonas Rodriguez Ekani), Juri Cisotti.
Subs not used: Dylan Ciappara, James Brincat, Luca Gatt, Kurt Zammit
Coach: Mark Miller
Asst. Coach: Stephen Vaghaun
Referee: Emanuel Grech
Assistant Referees: Thomas Debono, Ivan Galea
Fourth Official: Alan Mario Sant
Yellow Cards: Xuereb
BOV Player of the Match: Davy Claude Angan N’Guessan