Mosta joined Hibernians in third place, two points behind joint-leaders Hamrun Spartans and Sliema Wanderers as they scored three goals in the second half to beat the Wanderers 3-1 at the Centenary Stadium on Wednesday.
This was another fine performance for the team led by Davor Filipovic and Mario Muscat who have now extended their positive run to nine matches. The Wanderers, on the other hand, suffered their third defeat in seven matches. They continue to share the top spot with Hamrun but the Spartans have a game in hand.
Three minutes in the second half, Mosta took the lead when off a long through pass by Duane Bonnici from the left, Christ Evo Ememe advanced before beating the Sliema goalkeeper with a perfect lob.
Mosta doubled the score on the 63rd minute. Zachary Brincat sent Bojan Kaljevic through, only for the latter to be brought down inside the area by goalkeeper Jake Galea. The referee ordered a penalty and Bojan Kaljevic converted from the penalty spot.
Four mintues later, Mosta made it 3-0 when Kevin Tulimieri sent Ememe through on the right and the latter’s assist found Zachary Brincat on the left, slotting the ball past the Sliema custodian.
Five minutes from time, Sliema scored a consolation goal thanks to a Jean paul Farrugia penalty after Riki Kakinuma was floored inside the area by Duane Bonnici.
SLIEMA Jake Galea, Kurt Shaw, Alessandro Milesi (70′ Denilson Pereira Neves), John Mintoff (61′ Dejan Vukovic), Gilmar da Silva Ribeiro (70′ Ruslan Kisil), Juri Cisotti, Edmond Agius (60′ Riki Kakinuma), Gabriel Aquilina, Oscar Linton Bethancourt, Jean Paul Farrugia, Myles Beerman.
Subs not used: Timothy Aquilina, Alex Satariano, Jean Borg
Coach: Andrea Pisanu
Asst. Coach: Noel Turner
MOSTA Christoffer Mafoumbi, Dejan Debono, Christ Evo Ememe, Johann Bezzina, Duane Bonnici, Tyrone Farrugia, Matias Muchardi (79′ Gianluca Sciberras), Rafael Morisco, Zachary Brincat (88′ Liam Portelli), Bojan Kaljevic (79′ Takanori Yokochi), Kevin Tulimieri (90+2′ Nathan Agius).
Subs not used: Andre Spiteri, Owen Sammut, Larens Vella.
Coach: Davor Filipovic
Asst. Coach: Simon Grech
Goalkeepers Coach: Mario Muscat
Referee: Emanuel Grech
Assistant Referees: Luke Portelli, Jurgen Spiteri
Fourth Official: Ishmael Barbara
Yellow Cards: Muchardi, Linton, Agius, Kaljevic, Galea, Mafoumbi
BOV Player of the Match: Christ Evo Ememe