Mosta edge past Santa Lucia in clash for sixth place

Mosta managed to beat Santa Lucia 3-2 in an entertaining clash at the Hibernians Stadium on Saturday.

This win puts them three points clear of Valletta, who, however, have a game in hand, and four ahead of Santa Lucia.

Mosta took the lead on the 31st minute thanks to Divine Naah who intercepted a back pass by a defender and advanced into the area before beating goalkeeper Montfort.

Two minutes in the second half, a Zachary Brincat effort was partially saved by the Santa Lucia goalkeeper but Divine Naah placed the ball at the back of the net off the rebound.

On the 51st minute, Santa Lucia reduced the gap when a shot by Augusto Rene Caseres was blocked by Tyrone Farrugia with Kevin Ante Rosero hitting home from close range off the rebound.

Santa Lucia levelled matters on the 74th with a Kevin Ante Rosero header off a cross by Leandro Motta from the left.

Two minutes later, Timothy Tabone Desira was unlucky to hit the upright with a powerful short from outside the area.

However, on the 79th, Mosta made it 3-2, courtesy of Michael Mifsud who beat Montfort with a shot in the low bottom corner when served by Zachary Brincat from the left.

SANTA LUCIA: Miguel Montfort, Timothy Tabone Desira, Andre Rodrigues Prates, Edafe Christopher Uzeh, Kevin Correia, Adam Magri Overend (Michael Camilleri 84’), Nicholas Pulis (Kieran Xuereb 84’), Alan da Silva Souza, Kevin Ante Rosero, Jamie Zerafa (Leandro Motta 52’), Augusto Rene Caseres.
Coach: Oliver Spiteri

MOSTA Christoffer Mafoumbi, Dejan Debono (Owen Sammut 71’), Christ Evo Ememe, Gianluca Sciberras (Nathan Agius 46’)(Liam Portelli 91’), Tyrone Farrugia, Divide Yelsarmba Naah, Rafael Morisco, Zachary Brincat, Jonas Rodriguez Ekani, William Donkin (Michael Mifsud 62’).
Coach: Davor Filipovic

Referee: Emanuel Grech
Assistant Referees: Paul Apap, Darko Stankovic
Fourth Official: Philip Farrugia
Yellow Cards: K. Ante Rosero, C. Ememe, C. Mafoumbi, Z. Brincat
BOV Player of the Match:  Kevin Ante Rosero