A penalty by Bojan Kaljevic made the whole difference as Mosta defeated Tarxien Rainbows 1-0 at the National Stadium on Saturday. A win which puts Mario Muscat’s side in joint-fifth place along with Gudja United on 17 points.
Tarxien, on the other hand, remain third from bottom on eight points as they suffer a second defeat on the trot following the defeat to Birkirkara on Wednesday.
Mosta scored the all-important goal on 37 minutes when they were awarded a penalty after Bojan Kaljevic was brought down inside the area by Anderson do Nascimento Carneiro and from the penalty spot, the Montenegrin striker made no mistake.
MOSTA Christoffer Henri Mafoumbi, Santiago Martinez, Christ Ememe, Duane Bonnici (53′ Owen Sammut), Gianluca Sciberras (82′ Nathan Agius), Tyrone Farrugia, Matias Muchardi, Rafael Morisco, Zachary Brincat (82′ Liam Portelli),Bojan Kaljevic, 92-Kevin Tulimieri (73′ Dejan Debono).
Coach: Davor Filipovic
TARXIEN Daniel Marcio Fernandes, Anderson Do Nascimento, Brandon Muscat, Matthew Spiteri (74′ Daren Falzon), Vito Plut, Jurgen Debono (63′ Edison Bilbao Zarate), Vanger Conceicao, Eduardo Rosado, Kyle Gatt (82′ Miguel Ciantar), Matthew Tabone, Misael Miranda Gomez.
Coach: Winston Muscat
Referee: Andrea Sciriha
Assistant Referees: Darko Stankovic, Duncan Spencer
Fourth: Matthew De Gabriele
Yellow Cards: T. Farrugia, S. Martinez (M), E. Rosado, M. Spiteri (T)
BOV Player of the Match: Bojan Kaljevic