BOV Premier League | Hibernians 3 – St Andrews 1

Hibernians won their twelfth Premier League after registering a 3-1 win over St Andrews that puts them four points ahead of Balzan with one match to go.

Warren Zammit
30 April 2017, 6:19pm
Gilmar Ribeiro Da Silva of Hibernians in action. Photo: Dominic Borg
Gilmar Ribeiro Da Silva of Hibernians in action. Photo: Dominic Borg
Hibs went ahead on the 14th minute. Bjorn kristensen hit a shot from distance that gave Jake Galea no chance.

St Andrews hit back immediately and equalised five minutes later. Nenad Belacevic fired a stunning shot from outside the penalty area that ended up past Andrew Hogg.

Mark Miller’s side regained the lead on the 28th minute. Following a shot from distance by Jackson Lima, Galea failed to neutralsie and the ball ended inside the net.

Hibernians kept insisting and were close on the 53rd minute. Jorge Da Silva Pereira headed the ball past the goalkeeper, but his effort went slightly wide.

Their efforts paid off again on the 69th minute as they scored their third goal. Jorginho went on a good run down the left flank before hitting a drive that went behind Hogg.

Hibernians starting line-up: Andrew Hogg, Rodolfo Soares, Rui da Gracia Gomes, Marcelo Dias, Jackson de Lima Siqueira, Clayton Failla, Bjorn Kristensen, Jorge Pereira da Silva, Johann Bezzina, Gilmar Ribeiro da Silva, Andrei Agius

St Andrews starting line-up: Jake Galea, Enmy Pena Beltre, Karlo Kesinovic, Michael Johnson, Dale Camilleri, Felix Okon Udoh, Joseph Farrugia, Ivan Edgardo Paz, Nenad Belacevic, Aidan Friggieri, Kyrian Nwoko

Referee: Philip Farrugia
Assistant Referees: Peter Abela, Martin Borg
Additional Assistant Referees: Fyodor Zammit, Eman Grech
Fourth Official: Edward Spiteri
BOV Player of the Match: Jorge Da Silva Pereira (Hibs)