With a goal in each half, Sliema Wanderers defeated Hamrun Spartans 2-0 at the Centenary Stadium on Friday.
The Wanderers therefore return to winning ways after losing their last four matches. This win enables Alfonso Greco’s side to leapfrog Birkirkara and Gudja United. Hamrun, on the other hand, have now gone three matches without a win and therefore continue to share the sixth place with Hibernians, who, however, have a game in hand.
The Wanderers took the lead on the 29th minute thanks to a Robert Johan Carvajal Diaz effort from the edge of the area which beat goalkeeper Jean Claude Debattista.
Sliema doubled the score on the 67th minute when Claudio Zappa’s effort was blocked and off the rebound, Kurt Shaw placed the ball at the back of the net.
SLIEMA Entonjo Elezaj, Alex Satariano (73’ Gareth Barone), Kurt Shaw, Jonathan Pearson, John Mintoff, Claudio Zappa (78’ Stanimir Miloksovic), Juri Cisotti (89’ Peter Xuereb), Robert Johan Carvajal Diaz, Edmond Agius, Seydou Sow, Claudio Pani.
Subs not used: Glenn Zammit, Jake Galea, Mikail Camilleri. Jean Paul Farrugia.
Coach: Alfonso Greco
Asst. Coach: Ivan Woods
HAMRUN Jean Claude Debattista, Triston Caruana, Valdo Alhinho Goncalves (24’ Ryan Darmanin), Jorge Ailton dos Santos Soares, Wilfried Domoroadu, Clayton Failla (27’ Darren Borg), Nicola Leone, Marco Criaco, Karl Micallef, Orestis Nikolopoulos, Mattia Cinquini.
Subs not used: Matthias Debono, Karl Luke Schembri, Christopher Galea, Cain Cutajar, Bradley Schembri.
Coach: Manuele Blasi
Asst. Coach: Fabrizio Antonini
Referee: Alan Mario Sant
Assistant Referees: Roberto Vella, Luke Portelli
Fourth Official: Alex Johnson
Yellow Cards: Micallef, Zappa, Sow, Cinquini, Agius
BOV Player of the Match: Juri Cisotti