Despite the appointment of Jacques Scerri as their new coach, Balzan dropped another two important points in their challenge for a place in the UEFA Europa League this summer after being held in a goalless draw by Mosta the Hibernians Stadium on Saturday.
This was the fourth draw for Balzan in seven matches. A draw which puts them on level points with Birkirkara. On the other hand, for Mosta, this was the fourth positive result from the last five matches but now share the third place from bottom with Senglea Athletic.
Shots at goal were few and far in between with the best opportunity occurring seven minutes in the second half when Andrija Majdevac was unlucky to hit the crossbar with a header from close range following a cross by Cadu.
MOSTA Andreas Vella, Gianluca Cuomo, Alex Darlington (84′ Duane Bonnici), Kyle Frendo (62′ James Brincat), Massim Sammartino, Dexter Xuereb, Rafael Morisco da Silva, Tyrone Farrugia, Federico Franchini (87′ Zachary Brincat), Akeem Roach, Juri Cisotti
Subs not used: Dylan Ciapara, Luca Gatt, Steve Bonnici, Kurt Zammit.
Coach: Mark Miller
Asst. Coach: Stephen Vaughan
BALZAN Sean Mintoff, Aleksandar Kosoric, Nenad Sljivic, Steve Pisani, Steve Bezzina, Alfred Effiong (66′ Lydon Micallef), Uros Ljubomirac, Ivan Bozovic (76′ Justin Grioli), Carlos Eduardo de Fiori Mendes (81′ Sean Cipriott), Andrija Majdevac, Milos Lepovic.
Subs not used: Steve Sultana, Dale Camilleri, Calvin Camilleri, Svain Abela.
Coach: Jacques Scerri
Asst. Coach: Velibor Kopunovic
Referee: Darryl Agius
Assistant Referees: Duncan Sultana, Duncan Spencer
Fourth Official: Fyodor Zammit
Yellow Cards: Bozovic, Kosoric, Cisotti
BOV Player of the Match: Cadu