Mosta stun Birkirkara with late goals

Mosta came from behind to beat Birkirkara 2-1 at the National Stadium on Saturday.

The Blues therefore practically secured their Premier League status as they move nine points clear of the play-off spot. On the other hand, the Stripes missed the opportunity to move fourth in their bid to secure a spot in the UEFA Europa League this summer. They remain joint-sixth with Balzan, two points behind Hamrun and Sliema, with the latter three having a game in hand.

Birkirkara took the lead on the 4th minute thanks to Marcelo Franca de Siquiera whose diagonal shot from the right gave goalkeeper Andreas Vella no chance.

The Blues levelled matters on 75 minutes thanks to substitute Zachary Brincat who controlled the ball outside the area before beating Andrew Hogg with a fine curved shot.

Nine minutes from time, Mosta notched the winner when off a cross by Akeem Roach from from the right, Davy Angan N’Guessan slotted past Hogg from close range.

B’KARA Andrew Hogg, Danilo Chapoval, Matthew Guillaumier, Mislav Andjelkovic, Maurizio Vella, Clayton Failla, Eduardo Ferreira dos Santos (81′ Johann Bezzina), Nikola Vukanac, Cain Attard, Marcelo Franca de Siqueira (76′ Luke Montebello), Jorge Pereira da Silva.
Subs not used: Amara Sylla, Carlo Zammit Lonardelli, Gianluca Bugeja, Paul Mbong, Ayrton Attard.
Coach: Mark Buttigieg

MOSTA Andreas Vella, Jonas Rodriguez Ekani, Gianluca Cuomo, Duane Bonnici, Dexter Xuereb (64′ Zachary Brincat), Rafael Morisco, Davy Angan N’Guessan, Tyrone Farrugia, Federico Franchini, Akeem Garnet Roach, Bob Tobi Jnohope.
Subs not used: Dylan Ciappara, Kyle Frendo, James Brincat, Luca Gatt, Liam Portelli, Kurt Zammit.
Coach: Mark Miller
Asst. Coach: Joseph Grech

Referee: Ishmael Barbara
Assistant Referees: Theodore Zammit, Dusan Petrovic
Fourth Official: Alan Mario Sant
Yellow Cards: Xuereb
BOV Player of the Match: Matthew Guillaumier

Attendance: 410

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