Stoppage-time goal enables Hibs to extend lead

Hibernians scored three minutes in added time as they defeated Gudja United 2-1 at the Tony Bezzina Stadium on Saturday. A win which enables the Paolites to move ten points clear but Hamrun Spartans and the three teams sharing third place have a game in hand.

The Paolites were a better side in the early stages, taking the lead but Gudja fought back and obtained a deserved equaliser. However, in stoppage time, Hibs notched the winner.

Gudja, therefore, stay second from bottom on level points with Mosta and Santa Lucia, seven points ahead of Sliema Wanderers.

Hibs took the lead on 18 minutes when Jurgen Degabriele gained possession and advanced upfield before beating Glenn Zammit with a fine rising shot from outside the area which ended in the top right corner.

Thirteen minutes in the second half, Gudja levelled matters. Marcelo Dias, served on the right by Louis Beland Goyette, was brought down inside the area by goalkeeper Ibrahim Kone and from the penalty spot, Louis Beland Goyette converted.

However, three minutes in added time, following a corner from the right, Jurgen Degabriele entered the area and served Bjorn Kristensen who had a first attempt blocked by Zammit, hitting home off the rebound.