Qormi condemned to playing in Division 1

Qormi were relegated to Division 1 following a 1-1 draw with Mosta at the National Stadium on Friday. Qormi therefore join Pieta Hotspurs in the First Division after both were promoted at the end of last season.

Mosta took the lead on 61 minutes when James Brincat exchanged the ball with Jonas Rodriguez Ekani before hitting hard past goalkeeper David Cassar. 

Qormi levelled matters on 76 minutes when Manolito Micallef entered the penalty area and served substitute Tensior Gusman who hit home past the Mosta goalkeeper. 

Two minutes later, Qormi were awarded a penalty when Manolito Micallef was brought down inside the area by Tyrone Farrugia but Manolito Micallef’s effort from the penalty spot ended wide.

However considering that St. Andrews defeated Gzira, even a win would have not been enough to avoid relegation.

QORMI David Cassar, Davide Mansi, Yannick Yankam, Antonio Rozzi (82′ Luke Farrugia), Manolito Micallef, Freud Gnindokponou (46′ Alessio Cassar), Alan Abela, Wellington de Oliveira, Jordy Lokando (67′ Tensior Gusman), Mohamed Bangoura, Lucas Santana.
Subs not used: Jamie Azzopardi, Michael Borg, Luke Busuttil, Iven Zammit.
Coach: Matthew Psaila
Goalkeepers Coach: Mario Muscat

MOSTA Yves Stephane Moto, Jonas Ekani Rodriguez, Gianluca Cuomo, James Brincat, Massimo Sammartino, Dexter Xuereb (79′ Kyle Frendo), Tyrone Farrugia, Akeem Roach, Demir Imeri (79′ Duane Bonnici), Bob Tobi Jnohope, Zachary Brincat (85′ Liam Portelli).
Subs not used: Andreas Vella, Luca Gatt, Steve Bonnici, Kurt Zammit
Coach: Mark Miller
Asst. Coach: Joseph Grech

Referee: Fyodor Zammit
Assistant Referees: Duncan Sultana, Jurgen Spiteri
Fourth Official: Trustin Farrugia Cann
Yellow Cards: Z. Brincat, Yankam
BOV Player of the Match: