Hibernians moved on top the BOV Premier League table as they defeated Senglea Athletic 3-0 at the Hibernians Stadium on Saturday. This win puts Stefano Sanderra’s side one point ahead of Hamrun and Sliema but the Spartans have a game in hand.
Senglea, on the other hand, remain anchored at the bottom of the table as they continue to chase their first win after fourteen matches.
Hibs failed to impress during the first half but managed to break the deadlock on the 42nd minute when a Jurgen Degabriele effort was blocked but off the rebound, he lobbed the ball over goalkeeper Matthew Farrugia.
Three minutes in the second half, Hibernians doubled the score thanks to a first time effort by Jake Grech when served on the right by Shola Shodiya.
The Paolites increased the lead on the 72nd minute when Jurgen Degabriele, served by Kristensen, controlled and hit low past goalkeeper Matthew Farrugia.
HIBS Matthew Calleja Cremona, Ferdinando Apap, Leandro Almeida (80’ Edafe Uzeh), Ayrton Attard, Jake Grech (85’ Rudy Cassar Jeffries), Jurgen Degabriele (88’ Kane Bonello), Bjorn Kristensen, Dunstan Vella, Haruna Shola Shodiya (85’ Matthew Farrugia), Andrei Agius, Jose Wilkson Teixeira (80’ Brite Anayochi Ihuomah).
Subs not used: Rudy Briffa, Gabriel Izquier.
Coach: Stefano Sanderra
SENGLEA Matthew Farrugia, Sergio Uyi (23’ Dion Fava), Alan Abela, Freud Gnindokponou (73’ Daneel Abela), Jan Tanti (73’ Igor Misan), Luis Carlos Riascos Torres, André Scicluna (58’ Zachary Cassar), Dibola Diwoto Junior, Dejan Kukic, David Xuereb, Wilkerson Gomes (58’ Firas Aboulezz).
Subs not used: Andrew Zammit, Luca Brincat
Coach: Clive Mizzi
Referee: Glen Tonna
Assistant Referees: Mitchell Scerri, Ivan Galea
Fourth Official: Malcolm Spiteri
Yellow Cards: Riascos
BOV Player of the Match: Jurgen Degabriele