Second win on the trot for Mosta

SANTA LUCIA VS MOSTA 07/03/2020. PHOTO: COPYRIGHT © ANDREW GRIMA

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After defeating Hamrun 2-1 in their last outing, Mosta registered another important win as they came from behind to beat Santa Lucia 2-1 at the Centenary Stadium on Saturday.

Mosta therefore move further away from the danger zone, leaving Santa Lucia fourth from bottom.

Ironically Santa Lucia took the lead on the 32nd minute when off a cross by Leighton Grech, Maxuell Maia da Silva slotted the ball home past goalkeeper Andreas Vella.

Mosta levelled matters on the 62nd minute when Takanori Yokochi sent substitute Duane Bonnici through and the latter hit low past goalkeeper Timothy Aquilina.

Ten minutes from time, the Blues notched the winner when Bonnici returned the complement to Takanori Yokochi, serving him with a low cross and the latter hit home from close range.

Deep in stoppage time, Santa Lucia had Camilo de Castillo Escobar sent off after receiving a second yellow card.

SANTA LUCIA Timothy Aquilina, Gabriel Bohrer Mentz, Kevin Correia Pinheiro, Adam Magri Overend (79′ Omar Elouni), Jackson David Usuga Mendoza, Maxuell Maia da Silva, Kevin Ante Rosero, Jamie Zerafa, Camilo del Castillo Escobar, Rei Tachikawa, Leighton Grech (74′ Jacob Walker).
Subs not used: Ryan Caruana, Neil Micallef, Jamie Magri Overend, Daniel Agius.
Coach: Oliver Spiteri

MOSTA Andreas Vella, Pedro Luiz Soares Gusso, Gabriel Aqulina, Terence Agius, Takanori Yokochi, Weverto Gomes, Rafael Morisco, Ebrima Sohna, Christian Eric Chaney (60′ Duane Bonnici), Tyrone Farrugia, Matias Muchardi.
Subs not used: Nicky Vella, Gabriel Sant, Owen Sammut, Matthias Ablett, Duane Bonnici, Kyle Gatt, Liam Portelli.
Coach: Mark Miller

Referee: Glen Tonna
Assistant Referees: Luke Portelli, Mark Ciantar
Fourth Official: Trustin Farrugia Cann
Yellow Cards: G. Aquilina, T. Aquilina, Muchardi, Mendoza, Escobar, Bonnici
Red Cards: 90+3′ Camilo del Castillo Escobar
BOV Player of the Match: Maxuell Maia da Silva