Spartans make it three wins in a row

Hamrun Spartans are the only team with maximum points after three matches as they defeated Senglea Athletic 3-0 at the Centenary Stadium on Wednesday.

Hamrun therefore move three points clear of Valletta and Hibernians although Gudja and Mosta could move second should they register wins on Thursday.

The Spartans took the lead on the 25th minute when they were awarded a penalty after goalkeeper Dorian Bugeja brought Ige Adeshina down inside the area. From the penalty spot, Predrag Djordjevic converted.

Ige Abdullahi Adeshina doubled the score as he headed the ball over the Valletta goalkeeper just before the end of the first half.

Early in the second half, Predrag Djordjevic could have added another but he was unlucky to conclude a solo effort with a shot which hit the crossbar.

Eight minutes from time, Elkin Serrano Valero sealed the issue for Hamrun with a third goal, heading the ball home following a corner by Mbong and another header by Djordjevic.

HAMRUN Jonathan Debono, Darko Gojkovic, Joseph Essien Mbong, Jorge Ailton Soares (71′ Franklin Olanitori Sasere), Ige Abdullahi Adeshina (86′ Kieran Higgins), Elkin Serrano Valero, Predrag Djordjevic, Karl Micallef, Marcelo Junior Barbosa, Emerson Marcelina, Darren Borg (86′ Nikolai Micallef).
Subs not used: Matthias Debono, Christopher Galea, Xylon Portelli, Miguel Tabone.
Coach: Mark Buttigieg

SENGLEA Dorian Bugeja, Nikola Terzin, Zachary Cassar, Kevaughn Atkinson (68′ David Xuereb), Igor Misan, Uros Parezanin (89′ Daneel Abela), Ricardo Martin (80′ Luca Brincat), Jan Tanti (89′ Alan Abela), Luis Carlos Riascos, André Scicluna, Junior Dibola Diwoto.
Subs not used: Jonathan Matinelli, Joseph Attard, Lee Galea.
Coach: Ryan Newell

Referee: Slobodan Petrovic
Assistant Referees: Chris Francalanza, Mark Ciantar
Fourth Official: Philip Farrugia
Yellow Cards: Gojkovic, Barbosa
BOV Player of the Match: Joseph Essien Mbong (H)