Sirens return to winning ways

Sirens moved sixth one point ahead of Gzira United and two ahead of Balzan as they returned to winning ways, defeating Mosta by the odd goal in five at the Tony Bezzina Stadium on Saturday.

The St. Paul’s Bay side went two goals ahead but Mosta hit back with two goals to restore equilibrium. However, Sirens scored a penalty late in the game to claim the three points. For Sirens, this was only their second win in six matches. A win which boosts their chances of a top six finish. On the other hand, for Mosta, this was the third defeat in five matches, earning just two points in the other two matches to remain joint-second from bottom.

Sirens took the lead on the 9th minute when Carlos Castillo Riascos released Kemmu Degran Jackson on the left and the latter slotted the ball past goalkeeper Christoffer Mafoumbi.

Three minutes from the end of the first half, Sirens doubled the score through Vitor Vieira who hit home from close range following an assist by Kemar Reid from the right.

Mosta reduced the gap thirteen minutes in the second half, courtesy of a Clayton Failla penalty, after Ivan Doric was brought down inside the area.

On the 79th minute, Mosta levelled matters through Sunday Akinbule who received a cross from the right, anticipated the goalkeeper and placed the ball at the back of the net.

However four minutes later, Sirens regained the lead when they were awarded a penalty after Alfred Effiong was brought down inside the area by Mafoumbi and from the penalty spot, Kemar Reid converted.