Hamrun Spartans defeat Austrian second division side in friendly match

Hamrun Spartans defeated Austrian 2. Liga side SK BMD Vorwärts Steyr 2-1 in a friendly match at the DANA Arena in Windischgarsten, Austria on Friday.

Ailton Jorge dos Santos Soares put the Spartans ahead and although Kevin Brandstätter levelled matters, Darren Borg notched the winner for Mark Buttigieg’s side.

This friendly match was part of a one-week training camp which they had originally planned ahead of the UEFA Champions League commitments. However with the UEFA Appeals Body declaring Hamrun ineligible to participate in the competition, the club used this training camp in preparation for the 2021/22 Premier League campaign.

On Tuesday, Hamrun Spartans and Union Raiffeisen Gurten shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw in a friendly match at the same venue.