After suffering three consecutive defeats, Sliema Wanderers returned to winning ways as they defeated neighbours Gzira United 2-0 at the Centenary Stadium.
The Maroons, who had new coach April Zammit making his debut, therefore disappointed once again as this was their third defeat in four matches.
Following a goalless first half, Alex Satariano put Sliema ahead ten minutes in the second half when he received the ball from a throw-in and beat Justin Haber with a great shot which hit the upright before ending at the back of the net.
Seven minutes later, Arthur Henrique Oyama, who joined Sliema from Gzira earlier this month, doubled the score as he beat Justin Haber direct from a corner.
SLIEMA Jake Galea, Michele Sansone (82’ Claudio Pani), Alex Satariano (89’ Gareth Barone), Kurt Shaw, Jonathan Pearson (46’ Juan Cruz Gill), John Mintoff, Mark Scerri, Federico Vasilchik, Juri Cisotti, Edmond Agius, Arthur Henrique Oyama.
Subs not used: Entonjo Elezaj, Claudio Zappa, Luca Pirotta, Jean Paul Farrugia.
Coach: Alfonso Greco
Asst. Coach: Ivan Woods
GZIRA Justin Haber, Fernando Barbosa, Zach Scerri, Andrew Cohen (67’ Dexter Xuereb), Juan Carlos Corbalan, Clifford Gatt Baldacchino, Hamed Kone, Sacha Borg (81’ Nikolai Muscat), Amadou Samb (67’ Martin Davis), Marco Criaco, Wilfried Domoraud.
Subs not used: Anthony Curmi, Ryan Darmanin, Karl Pulo, Romario Camilleri.
Coach: Paul Zammit
Referee: Darryl Agius
Assistant Referees: Mitchell Scerri, Darko Stankovic
Fourth Official: Matthew Degabriele
Yellow Cards: Corbalan, Cohen, Shaw, Criaco, Samb, Cisotti, Gatt Baldacchino
BOV Player of the Match: Alex Satariano