A goal by Predrag Djordjevic handed leaders Hamrun Spartans a narrow win over Sirens at the Centenary Stadium on Friday. A win which puts Mark Buttigieg’s side five points clear of Hibernians and six ahead of Sliema Wanderers before the latter two face each other in a direct clash on Saturday.
The Spartans therefore registered a fifth consecutive win to extend their positive run to ten matches.
Sirens, on the other hand, suffered a third win in four matches. They remain tenth on 19 points.
Hamrun scored the all-important goal eleven minutes from time when off a corner from the left by Ailton Soares, Predrag Djordjevic headed the ball home from close range.
SIRENS David Cassar, Ryan Grech, Wellington de Oliveira, Sergio Raphael dos Anjos (87′ Terence Agius), Tamsir Jammeh, Wilfried Domoraud, Jacob Walker, Adrian Borg, Samba Tounkara, Emiliano Torre Callegari, Thiago Espindola.
Subs not used: Miguel Montfort, Karl Schembri, Luke Grech, Jonathan Pearson, Sean Schembri, Dylan Galea
Coach: Giovanni Tedesco
HAMRUN Manuel Bartolo, Darko Gojkovic, Matthew Guillaumier, Joseph Mbong, Ailton Jorge dos Santos Soares, Franklin Sasere, Ige Adeshina (76′ Blas Andres Cittadini), Juan Carlos Corbalan, Predrag Djordjevic, Karl Micallef (56′ Soufiane Lagzir), Emerson Marcelina.
Subs not used: Jonathan Debono, Conor Borg, Christopher Galea, Xylon Portelli, Darren Borg.
Coach: Mark Buttigieg
Referee: Slobodan Petrovic
Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, Mark Ciantar
Fourth Official: Glen Tonna
Yellow Cards: Grech, Djordjevic
BOV Player of the Match: Emerson Marcelina