Brazilian Romario Lucas Memezes scored twice as Sirens kept the pace with the top two teams with a 3-0 win over wooden-spoonists Tarxien Rainbows at the National Stadium on Sunday.
This was the fifth win in eight matches for Steve D’Amato’s side as they stay one point behind Gzira United and four behind leaders Floriana. Tarxien, on the other hand, suffered the twelfth defeat in as many matches.
Sirens took the lead on the 14th minute when off a cross by Romeu Pericles Romao, Romario Lucas Memezes slotted the ball past goalkeeper Rudy Briffa.
On the 58th minute, the St. Paul’s Bay side doubled the score when they were awarded a penalty after Wellington Petinha was brought down inisde the area by Brandon Muscat and from the penalty spot, Romario Lucas Memezes made no mistake.
Sirens scored the third goal on the 63rd minute when a shot from the left by Wellington de Oliveira was partially saved by Rudy Briffa and Emmanuel Okoye hit home.
TARXIEN Rudy Briffa, Marco Botta, Thomas Veronese, Destin Mambouana (66’ Nevin Portelli), Gary Camilleri, Ayrton Azzopardi, Aleksa Andrejic (86’ Daniel Vassallo), Brandon Muscat, Marko Stanojevic, Miguel Ciantar, Petar Kanzurov (53’ Jairo Andres Tenorio).
Subs not used: Antonio Chetcuti, Christian Desira, Cedric Zahra, Dale Tabone.
Coach: Demis Paul Scerri
SIRENS David Cassar, Daniel Sant, Ryan Grech, Wellington de Oliveira (86’ Russell Fenech), Emmanuel Okoye, Adrian Borg, Abdullahi Ige Adeshina (89’ Luke Sciberras), Tagro Yves Yao (81’ Siraj Arab Eddin), Romeu Pericles Romao, Romario Lucas Memezes, Thiago Espindola de Paula.
Subs not used: Miguel Montfort,
Coach: Stephen D’ Amato
Asst. Coach: Eamon Bugeja
Referee: Slobodan Petrovic
Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, Chris Francalanza
Fourth Official: Darryl Agius
Yellow Cards: Grech, Ciantar, Andrejic
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