Sliema Wanderers moved five points clear in the BOV Premier League as they came from behind to beat Tarxien Rainbows 2-1 at the Centenary Stadium on Friday.
For the Wanderers, this was the fourth win in five matches. Tarxien, on the other hand, suffer a third consecutive defeat to stay third from bottom.
Tarxien took the lead just before half-time – one minute in added time – when off a freekick from the left, the ball reached Vito Plut slotted the ball past goalkeeper Jake Galea.
Sliema equalised eight minutes in the second half when off a corner from the left by Juri Cisotti, Oscar Linton headed the ball towards goal with Jean Paul Farrugia placing the ball at the back of the net.
Ten minutes later, the Wanderers notched the winner when off a cross by Cisotti from the right, Jean Paul Farrugia headed home past Daniel Fernandes.
TARXIEN Daniel Fernandes, Brandon Muscat, Edison Bilbao Zarate, Darren Falzon, Vito Plut, Jurgen Debono, Vanger Conceicao (88′ Cedric Zahra), Eduardo Rosado, Kyle Gatt, Matthew Gatt, Misael Miranda Gomez (82′ Miguel Ciantar).
Subs not used: Jurgen Borg, Shunsuke Kanayama, Luigi Bonavia, Dale Tabone, Keith Attard.
Coach: Winston Muscat
Asst. Coach: Adrian Buttigieg
SLIEMA Jake Galea, Alessandro Milesi, John Mintoff (87′ Michele Sansone), Gilmar da Silva Ribeiro, Juri Cisotti (84′ Alex Satariano), Denilson Pereira, Edmond Agius, Oscar Linton, Jean Paul Farrugia, Arthur Cunha, Myles Beerman.
Subs not used: Timothy Aquilina, Jake Engerere, Ruslan Kisil, Jean Borg, Dejan Vukovic.
Coach: Andrea Pisanu
Asst. Coach: Noel Turner
Referee: Matthew De Gabriele
Assistant Referees: Jurgen Spiteri, Duncan Spiteri
Fourth Official: Andrea Sciriha
Yellow Cards: Zarate, Beerman, Arthur, Mintoff, Milesi, Debono, Plut
BOV Player of the Match: Jean Paul Farrugia