Ailton Soares brace paves the way for another win for Hamrun

Hamrun Spartans stay on top the BOV Premier League table courtesy of a 3-1 win over Gudja United at the National Stadium on Sunday.

The Spartans therefore extend their unbeaten run to fourteen matches to keep a two-point lead over Hibernians.

Hamrun managed to take the lead just before the end of the first half when off and assist by Juan Corbalan from the left, Ailton Jorge dos Santos Soares beat Gudja goalkeeper Glenn Zammit with a fine shot from the edge of the area.

Gudja were reduced to ten men on the 68th minute when Thomas Veronese was sent off.

Ailton Jorge dos Santos Soares doubled the score on the 77th minute as he slammed the ball home off a cross by Joseph Mbong from the right.

Substitute Seydou Doumbia made it 3-0 on the 82nd as he rounded a number of defenders before beating Zammit with a diagonal shot from the left.

Gabriel Mensah pulled one back for Gudja on the 90th, beating Manuel Bartolo with a diagonal shot from the left.

HAMRUN Manuel Bartolo, Darko Gojkovic (82′ Darren Borg), Matthew Guillaumier (82′ Ige Adeshina), Joseph Mbong (86′ Xylon Portelli), Ailton Jorge dos Santos Soares, Franklin Sasere, Elkin Serrano Valero, Juan Carlos Corbalan (85′ Christopher Galea), Predrag Djordjevic, Karl Micallef, Emerson Marcelina (77′ Seydou Doumbia).
Subs not used: Jonathan Debono, Conor Borg.
Coach: Mark Buttigieg

GUDJA Glenn Zammit, Aidan Friggieri, Filip Pankarican, Imanol Gonzalez, Neil Anthony Micallef, Elton Alexandre Da Silva (77′ James Brincat), Hubert Vella (46′ Gabriel Mensah), Thomas Veronese, Juan Andres Bolanos (87′ Llywelyn Cremona), Justin Grioli (66′ Terence Vella), Patrick Silva Mota.
Subs not used: Jamie Azzopardi, Jurgen Farrugia, Tensior Gusman.
Coach: Jesmond Zammit

Referee: Malcolm Spiteri
Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, Christopher Francalanza
Fourth Official: Etienne Mangion
Yellow Cards: Grioli, Gojkovic, Marcelina, Guillaumier
Red Cards: 68′ Thomas Veronese
BOV Player of the Match: Ailton Jorge dos Santos Soares