Sirens bounced back from the shock defeat to Hamrun Spartans last Monday as they defeated Santa Lucia 2-0 at the Centenary Stadium on Saturday.
The St. Paul’s Bay side therefore close in on joint-leaders Floriana and Valletta but the latter two have a game in hand. For Santa Lucia, this was the first defeat after a draw with Valletta and three wins over Gzira, Gudja and Tarxien.
Flavio Cheversan put Sirens ahead on the 5th minute, slotting the ball past goalkeeper TImothy Aquilina following a cross by Thiago Espindola de Paula.
Sirens doubled the score on the 23rd minute when off a cross by Wellington de Oliveira, Emmanuel Okoye flicked the ball past the Santa Lucia goalkeeper.
SANTA LUCIA Timothy Aquilina, Gabriel Bohrer Mentz, Kevin Correia Pinheiro (65’ Jacob Walker), Jackson Usuga Mendoza (35’ Neil Micallef), Maxuell Maia da Silva, Kevin Ante Rosero, Daniel Agius, Farid Zuniga, Jamie Zerafa, Paulo Henrique Santos De Azevedo, Leighton Grech.
Subs not used: Ryan Caruana, Adam Magri Overend, Jamie Magri Overend, Omar Elouni, Lee Galea.
Coach: Oliver Spiteri
Asst. Coach: Brian Chetcuti
SIRENS David Cassar, Ryan Grech, Wellington de Oliveira (90+4’ Luke Grech), Sergio Raphael dos Anjos, Emmanuel Okoye, Ricardo Silva Faria (89’ Romario Lucas Memezes)Edward Herrera, Adrian Borg, Ige Abdullahi Adeshina, Flavio Silva Cheveresan, Thiago Espidola de Paula.
Subs not used: Miguel Montfort, Jan Azzopardi, Daniel Sant, Romario Luke Sciberras, Larken Friggieri
Coach: Steve D’Amato
Asst. Coach: Terence Formosa
Referee: Ishmael Barbara
Assistant Referees: Roberto Vella, Darko Stankovic
Fourth Official: Daniel Portelli
Yellow Cards: Okoye, Maxuell, R. Grech, Herrera, Borg
BOV Player of the Match: Flavio Cheveresan