A goal in stoppage time handed Sliema Wanderers a narrow win over Tarxien Rainbows at the Hibernians Stadium on Saturday as new coach Andrea Pisanu was making his debut for the Wanderers.
A win enables Sliema the chance to breathe some fresh air after they lost four out of their last five matches. They now join Santa Lucia on 20 points. Tarxien, on the other hand, remain anchored at the bottom of the table.
Substitute Jean Paul Farrugia scored the all-important goal for Wanderers one minute in added time in an otherwise drab encounter.
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SLIEMA Jake Galea, Michele Sansone, Kurt Shaw, John Mintoff, Mark Scerri (46’ Antonio Stelitano), Federico Vasilchik, Claudio Zappa (78’ Alex Satariano), Juri Cisotti, Gilmar da Silva Ribeiro (65’ Jean Paul Farrugia), Edmond Agius, Goran Adamovic.
Subs not used: Entonjo Elezaj, Jonathan Pearson, Gareth Barone, Luca Pirotta.
Coach: Andrea Pisanu
Asst. Coach: Vincent William Galea
TARXIEN Rudy Briffa, Marco Botta, Thomas Veronese, Destin Mambouana (59’ Miguel Ciantar), Gary Camilleri, Ayrton Azzopardi (83’ Daniel Vassallo), Aleksa Andrejic, Marko Stanojevic, Matthew Tabone, Misael Miranda Gomez (69’ Kazuki Ohata), Daniel Zerafa.
Subs not used: Maverick Buhagiar, Nevin Portelli, Dale Tabone, Kurt Borg.
Coach: Demis Paul Scerri
Referee: Mario Apap
Assistant Referees: Paul Apap, James Muscat
Fourth Official: Fyodor Zammit
Yellow Cards: Camilleri, Sansone, Tabone, Zerafa
BOV Player of the Match: Juri Cisotti