Hibernians held in a draw by Senglea

Hibernians dropped two important points in the race for the championship as they were held in a 1-1 draw by Senglea Athletic at the Hibernians Stadium on Sunday. A draw which leaves the Paolites four points behind joint-leaders Floriana and Valletta As they join Sirens on 31 points who, however, have a game in hand.

This was therefore another setback for Stefano Sanderra’s side following last week’s defeat to Sirens. On the other hand, Senglea earn a precious point although they remain second from bottom on 16 points, one behind Sliema, two behind Gudja, three behind Hamrun and four behind Santa Lucia.

A penalty by Jake Grech after just seven minutes put the Paolites ahead but Jose Wilkson Teixeira levelled matters on the 37th minute.

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SENGLEA Matthew Farrugia, Connor Zammit, Dejan Debono, Elvis Sakyi (71’ Sean Cipriott), Siraj Arab Eddin, Jose Wilkson Teixeira, Nikola Braunovic (87’ Wilfried Zamble), Jurgen Debono, Juninho Cabral, Anderson Carneiro do Nascimento, Ricardo Theodoro de Almeida (90+1’ Justin Micallef).
Subs not used: Daniel Farrugia, Brandon Mangion, Manolito Micallef, David Xuereb.
Coach: Giorgio Roselli
Asst. Coach: Davor Filipovic

HIBS Marko Jovicic, Ferdinando Appa, Jens Wemmer (90’ Myles Beerman), Marcio Leandro Barbosa da Silveira, Jake Grech, Bjorn Kristensen (63’ Timothy Tabone Desira), Dunstan Vella, Gabriel Izquier Artiles, Andrei Agius, Jorge Santos Silva (75’ Edison Luis dos Santos), Imanol Iriberri.
Subs not used: Matthew Calleja Crmeona, Matthew Ellul, Andreas Vella, Ayrton Attard.
Coach: Stefano Sanderra
Asst. Coach: Ryan Pulis.

Referee: Matthew Degabriele
Assistant Referees: Roberto Vella, Jurgen Spiteri
Fourth Official: Darryl Agius
Yellow Cards: Debono, Sakyi, Carneiro, Kristensen, Silveira, Cipriott, Grech.
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