Mosta bounce back with 4-1 win over ten-man Pieta’

Mosta bounced back from last week’s heavy defeat to Hibernians as they defeated Pieta’ Hotspurs 4-1 at the Tony Bezzina Stadium on Saturday.

The Blues therefore register their second win to move to a more comfortable mid-table position. On the other hand, the Hotspurs, who had to play for the whole of the second half in ten men, suffer the fourth defeat in as many matches.

Mosta had three changes from the team which lost to Hibs as Roderick Briffa, Jake Vassallo and Zachary Brincat replaced Patrick Mensah, Gianluca Sciberras and Steve Kingue. Pieta’, on the other hand, had Jake Ghio, Terence Agius and Kian Leonardi replacing Samuel Okoh, Kurt Briffa and Sekou Camara.

The Blues took the lead on the 29th minute when off a Roderick Briffa cross from the left, Christ Evo Ememe headed home from close range.

On the 36th, Christ Evo Ememe, served on the left by Zachary Brincat, delivered a cross for Roderick Briffa whose first time effort hit the crossbar.

Just before the end of the first half, Cinton Bangura was sent off for Pieta’ following a rough tackle on Roderick Briffa.

Five minutes in the second half, Geoffrey Acheampong was unlucky to hit the posts with a fine curling shot and eight minutes later, it was the turn of Takuma Yamaguchi of Pieta’ to hit the upright with a well-taken freekick.

Mosta doubled the score on the 61st thanks to a fine shot by Zachary Brincat from outside the area which beat goalkeeper Reeves Cini.

Two minutes later, Pieta’ pulled one back thanks to a Samuel Okoh effort from the edge of the area which was deflected by Jonas Rodriguez Ekani past Akpan.

However Clayton Failla converted a penalty on the 67th to make it 3-1 after Johnson Nsumoh was brought down inside the area by Ganiu Ogungbe.

Seven minutes from time, Jacob Akrong scored a fourth goal for Mosta, heading home past Cini from close range.

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