Mosta returned to winning ways as they defeated Santa Lucia 1-0 at the Centenary Stadium on Friday.
This was the first win for Mosta in over a month as they were coming from back-to-back defeats to Gzira and Hibernians. Santa Lucia, on the other hand, failed to extend their positive run after beating Floriana and Tarxien and holding Valletta in a draw. The two teams now share the eighth place with Valletta on the 8-point mark.
Jamie Zerafa was unavailable for Santa Lucia as he served a one-match ban. Mosta, on the other hand, had Congolese international goalkeeper Christoffer Mafoumbi making his debut.
Mosta scored the all-important goal on the 9th minute when Clayton Failla had a freekick deflected into a corner and from the resulting corner from the right by the same Failla, Bojan Kaljevic headed home past goalkeeper Andreas Vella.
MOSTA Christoffer Mafoumbi, Christ Evo Ememe, Johann Bezzina (88’ Matthew Attard), Clayton Failla, Tyrone Farrugia, Takanori Yokochi (67’ Dejan Debono), Matias Muchardi, Luke Portelli (68’ Duane Bonnici), Rafael Morisco, Bojan Kaljevic, Kevin Tulimieri (79’ Gianluca Sciberras).
SANTA LUCIA Andreas Vella, Timothy Tabone Desira (85’ Jeremy Delmar), Andre Fausto Prates Rodrigues, Izaias Junio Duarte da Silva, Kevin Correia, Alan Da Silva Souza, Kevin Ante Rosero, Victor Luis Prestes Filho, Michael Camilleri (70’ Adam Magri Overend), Rei Tachikawa, Kieran Xuereb (70’ Romario Camilleri).
Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann
Assistant Referees: Luke Portelli, Jurgen Spiteri
Fourth Official: Fyodor Zammit
Yellow Cards: da Silva, Muchardi, Tachikawa, Debono, Prestes Filho
BOV Player of the Match: Bojan Kaljevic