Second win on the trot maintains Qormi hopes alive

Qormi kept the pace with St. Andrews in the battle against relegation as they registered a second consecutive win, defeating Birkirkara 1-0 at the Hibernians Stadium on Monday.

With one match to go, Qormi lie on the 19-point mark, two behind St. Andrews as they await the game between Senglea and Hibernians.

For Birkirkara, who had coach John Buttigieg making his debut, this was the third consecutive defeat which leaves them in seventh place.

Qormi scored the all-important goal ten minutes from time when Wellington de Oliveira tried to conclude but his attempt was blocked by a defender with Antonio Rozzi hitting low past Naumovski.

QORMI David Cassar, Davide Mansi, Yannick Yankam, Antonio Rozzi, Alan Abela (76′ Alessio Cassar), Michael Borg (63′ Manolito Micallef), Wellington de Oliveira (88′ Nick Ghio), Jordy Lokando, Mohamed Bangoura, Lucas Santana, Romeu Pericles Romao.
Subs not used: Jamie Azzopardi, Nathan Gauci, Luke Farrugia, Luke Busuttil.
Coach: Matthew Psaila
Goalkeepers Coach: Mario Muscat

B’KARA Kristijan Naumovski, Mislav Andjelkovic (65′ Marcelo Franca de Siqueira), Maurizio Vella, Johann Bezzina, Clayton Failla, Eduardo Ferreira dos Santos, Nikola Vukanac, Michael Mifsud, Cain Attard, Terence Agius (85′ Paul Mbong), Jorge Pereira da Silva.
Subs not used: Andrew Hogg, Carlo Zammit Lonardelli, Luke Montebello, Gianluca Bugeja, Paul Mbong, Ayrton Attard.
Coach: John Buttigieg

Referee: Emanuel Grech
Assistant Referees: Mitchell Scerri, Thomas Debono
Fourth Official: Glen Tonna
Yellow Cards: Bezzina, Lokando, Ferreira, Romao
BOV Player of the Match: Wellington de Oliveira

Attendance: 273