Mosta stun Birkirkara with second-half goals

Mosta scored three goals in the second half as they registered a fine 3-0 win over Birkirkara at the Centenary Stadium on Saturday.

For the Blues, this was the first win after the draw with Gudja United last week while for the Stripes, this was the second defeat in as many matches.

In the first half, Birkirkara had an edge over their opponents and were unlucky not to take the lead four minutes from the end of the first half when Matthew Guillaumier hit the upright with goalkeeper Bitseki Moto beaten.

However, on the 64th minute, Mosta forged ahead when Christ Evo Ememe pounced on a through pass and although flanked by Enrico Pepe on one side and Kurt Zammit on the other, he managed to beat Hogg with an angled shot from the right.

Mosta doubled the score on the 72nd minute when off a cross from the left, Christ Evo Ememe rounded Hogg, who failed to intercept the ball, and placed the ball at the back of the net.

Five minutes from time, the Blues sealed the issue with a third goal thanks to Bojan Kaljevic who concluded a good run on the left flank with a low shot which beat the Birkirkara goalkeeper.

B’KARA Andrew Hogg, Enrico Pepe, Matthew Guillaumier, Paul Mbong, Kurt Zammit, Yannick Yankam, Federico Falcone, Cain Attard, Claudio Bonanni, Caio Henrique Prado Rocha, Oscar Matias Carniello.  
Subs not used: Miguel Spiteri, Luke Montebello, Roderick Briffa, Neil Friggieri, Reginald Mbu Alidor, Francesco Verde, Ryan Fenech.
Coach: Andre Paus

MOSTA  Yves Stephane Bitseki Moto, Dejan Debono (63′ Liam Portelli), Christ Evo Ememe, Duane Bonnici, Clayton Failla, Gianluca Sciberras (63′ Nixon Darlanio Reis Cardoso), Tyrone Farrugia, Matias Muchardi, Rafael Morisco, Bojan Kaljevic, Kevin Tulimieri (80′ Matthew Attard).  
Subs not used: Luca Camilleri, Luke Formosa, Larens Vella, Nathan Agius.
Coach: Davor Filipovic

Referee: Ishmael Barbara
Assistant Referees: Duncan Sultana, Paul Apap
Fourth Official: Stefan Pace
Yellow Cards: D. Debono (M), K. Zammit (B)
BOV Player of the Match: Christ Evo Ememe