Sliema Wanderers extended their positive run to six matches as they registered a third consecutive win, defeating Mosta 3-1 at the Centenary Stadium on Friday. A win which enables them to stay in fourth place, one point ahead of Birkirkara and three ahead of Hamrun.
For Mosta, this was the first defeat after a good run of four positive results.
Younes Marzouk put Sliema ahead on the 27th minute as he headed the ball home off a cross by Ryan Fenech.
Eight minutes later, the Wanderers doubled the score as Kurt Shaw slotted the ball past the Mosta goalkeeper following a cross by Marzouk.
Two minutes from time, Sliema extended the lead thanks to another goal by Younes Marzouk whose rising shot gave Andreas Vella no chance.
Mosta scored a consolation goal on the 90th minute thanks to a Rafael Morisco da Silva freekick.
SLIEMA Jake Galea (75′ Timothy Aquilina), Matias Muchardi, Kurt Shaw, John Mintoff, Ignacio Varela, Ryan Fenech (81′ Alex Muscat), Nii Nortey Ashong, Michele Sansone, Claudio Pani (66′ Jonathan Pearson), Stefano Bianciardi, Younes Marzouk.
Subs not used: Omar Elouni, Peter Xuereb, Stefan Cassar, Kilian Amehi.
Coach: Stefano Maccoppi
MOSTA Andreas Vella, Jonas Rodriguez Ekani, Gianluca Cuomo, Duane Bonnici (65′ James Brincat), Dexter Xuereb (85′ Zachary Brincat), Rafael Morisco da Silva, Tyrone Farrugia, Federico Franchini, Akeem Garnet Roach, Demir Imeri, Juri Cisotti.
Subs not used: Dylan Ciappara, Kyle Frendo, Matthew Attard, Zack Mifsud, Kurt Zammit.
Coach: Mark Miller
Asst. Coach: Joseph Grech
Referee: Darryl Agius
Assistant Referees: Thomas Debono, Duncan Spencer
Fourth Official: Fyodor Zammit
Yellow Cards: Ekani
BOV Player of the Match: Younes Marzouk