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Victory secures Championship Pool spot for Sliema

Sliema Wanderers defeated Qormi FC 3-1 to a secure a place in the Championship Pool of the BOV Premier League.

Kevin Grech
20 February 2012, 12:00am
Both teams needed the victory to fought hard for the three points but Sliema were the better side in this match.

With the first half ending goalless, Sliema managed to take the lead on the 55th minute. Emiliano Lattes managed to take advantage of a defensive error from Qormi to easily beat goalkeeper Matthew Farrugia with his shot.

Sliema gained control on the 67th minute when Nikola Bogdanovic dribbled past a number of players to make it 2-0.

Qormi managed to get back into the match thanks to a penalty being awarded to them on the 70th minute. Jorge Pereira da Silva was fouled inside the area to have the referee point to the penalty spot. Joseph Farrugia beat goalkeeper Henry Bonello from the penalty spot.

In the final minutes of the match, Sliema's Beppe Muscat was sent off after receiving his second yellow card. Qormi did not have long to take advantage of Sliema being one mand down as just three minutes later Qormi's Roderick Sammut was sent off.

Eyenga Anicet made it 3-1 for Sliema in added time to leave no chance for a comeback by Qormi.

Emiliano Lattes was voted BOV Player of the Match.

QORMI FC Matthew Farrugia, Roderick Sammut, Matthew Bartolo, Joseph Chetcuti, Joseph Farrugia, Jonathan Bondin, Jorge Pereira da Silva, Kris Thackray, Triston Caruana, Abubakar Bello Osagie (46′ Caio Garcia Suguino), Vincent Koaudio Adioumani (66′ Federico Mirarchi).
SLIEMA WANDERERS Henry Bonello, Alex Muscat, Nikola Bogdanovic, Josef Mifsud, Danial Mitev (72′ Eyenga Anicet), Steve Bezzina, Clifford Gatt Baldacchino (46′ Beppe Muscat), Trevor Cilia (80′ Ryan Grech), Ryan Fenech, Rumen Galabov, Emiliano Lattes.
Referee: Fyodor Zammit

Goals: Emiliano Lattes (S) 55', Nikola Bogdanovic (S) 67', Joseph Farrugia (Q) 70' , Eyenga Anicet (S) 90

 

Kevin Grech is MaltaToday's sports editor. He has been the designer of MaltaToday's print ...