Hibernians extended their positive run to eight matches with a fourth consecutive win as they scored twice early in the second half to beat Mosta 2-0 at the Hibernians Stadium on Saturday.
A win which keeps the Paolites two points behind leaders Hamrun. Mosta, on the other hand, suffer their fifth consecutive league defeat.
Following a goalless first half, Hibs took the lead on the 48th minute when goalkeeper Christopher Mafoumbi’s erratic clearance after receiving a back-pass saw Bjorn Kristensen take the loose ball and hit home with a shot from outside the area.
Four minutes later, Hibernians doubled the score thanks to Andrei Agius who received a cross by Jurgen Degabriele and beat the Mosta goalkeeper with a diagonal shot.
Tiago Adan Fonseca went close to adding another on the 64th but had a first-time effort hitting the crossbar.
HIBERNIANS Matthew Calleja Cremona, Ferdinando Apap, Leandro Almeida, Sergio Raphael dos Anjos, Jurgen Degabriele (Imanol Iriberri 75’), Bjorn Kristensen (Jose Wilkson Teixeira 88’), Dunstan Vella, Zachary Karl Grech, Andrei Agius, Gilmar da Silva Ribeiro (Ayrton Attard 88’), Tiago Adan Fonseca (Jake Grech 65’).
Subs not used: Rudy Briffa, Matthew Ellul, Lucas Caruana.
Coach: Stefano Sanderra
MOSTA Christoffer Mafoumbi, Michael Mifsud, Johann Bezzina, Clayton Failla, Gianluca Sciberras (Larens Vella 79’), Tyrone Farrugia, Divine Yelsarmba Naah, Rafael Morisco, Kenny Anthony Romero Alvarado (Dejan Debono 84’), Bojan Kaljevic (William Donkin 55’), Jonas Rodriguez Ekani.
Subs not used: Dylan Ciappara, Gabriel Sant, Owen Sammut, Miguel Aquilina.
Coach: Davor Filipovic
Referee: Slobodan Petrovic
Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, Thomas Debono
Fourth Official: Darryl Agius
Yellow Cards: Dos Anjos
BOV Player of the Match: Bjorn Kristensen