Sliema Wanderers push Senglea into deeper trouble

Senglea Athletic continue to disappoint as they allowed Sliema Wanderers to come from behind and beat them 4-1 at the Hibernians Stadium on Saturday.

A win which puts Andrea Pisanu’s side in tenth place, eight points ahead of Senglea who remain second from bottom on sixteen points.

Senglea had new coach Vladan Tomic making his debut but his arrival failed to bring to an end their winless streak.

Juninho Cabral put Senglea ahead on the 25th minute with a fine effort from the edge of the area when served by Ricardo Theodoro de Almeida.

However three minutes later, Sliema equalised when off a short corner by Arthur Henrique for Alex Satariano, the latter delivered a cross for Juan Cruz Gill to score from close range.

Just before the end of the first half, Sliema were awarded a penalty when Juri Cisotti was brought down by Manolito Micallef inside the area and from the penalty spot, Juri Cisotti made no mistake.

Twelve minutes in the second half, Sliema increased the lead thanks to Alex Satariano who beat goalkeeper Matthew Farrugia following a good move between Claudio Zappa and Federico Vasilchik.

Substitute Michele Sansone added another eleven minutes from time, concluding a solo effort with a low shot from the edge of the area which beat the Senglea goalkeeper.

SLIEMA Jake Galea, Alex Satariano (84′ Jonathan Pearson), Kurt Shaw, John Mintoff, Mark Scerri (73′ Michele Sansone), Federico Vasilchik, Claudio Zappa, Juri Cisotti, Juan Cruz Gill, Carlos Calvo Sobrado (66′ Edmond Agius), Arthur Henrique Oyama.
Subs not used: Entonjo Elezaj, Mikail Camilleri, Cameron Dalli, Jean Paul Farrugia.
Coach: Andrea Pisanu

SENGLEA Matthew Farrugia, Connor Zammit, Sigitas Olberkis, Manolito Micallef (56′ Jan Tanti), Taisei Marukawa, Jose Wilkson Teixeira (81′ Siraj Arab Eddin), Nikola Braunovic, Juninho Cabral (66′ Jurgen Debono), Anderson Carneiro do Nascimento, Justin Micallef, Ricardo Theodoro de Almeida.
Subs not used: Daniel Farrugia, Brandon Mangion, Carsten Dimech, David Xuereb.
Coach: Vladan Tomic

Referee: Ishmael Barbara
Assistant Referees: Paul Apap, Thomas Debono
Fourth Official: Slobodan Petrovic
Yellow Cards: Calvo, Sansone, Marukawa
BOV Player of the Match: Juri Cisotti