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BOV Premier League | Gżira United 1 – Tarxien Rainbows 0

Gżira earned three precious points after registering a 1-0 win against Tarxien Rainbows.

Warren Zammit
25 February 2017, 6:48pm
Photo: Dominic Borg
Photo: Dominic Borg
The Maroons created the first opportunity on goal after twenty three minutes. From a free kick, Andrew Cohen sent a cross towards Souleymane Diamoutene who headed over.

Tarxien responded immediately when Triston Caruana served Alex Nillson and the latter headed slightly high.

In the second half, neither team produced anything spectacular with the majority of possession being shared.

The Rainbows took a set-back on the 78th minute when Alex Da Paixao Alves was sent off by Fyodor Zammit.

Darren Abdilla’s side made the most of having an extra man and scored the winning goal on the 83rd minute. From a corner, Cohen delivered the ball towards Moises Avila Perez who slotted the ball inside the net.

Gżira United starting line-up: Jurgen Borg, Jacob Borg, Clifford Gatt Baldacchino, Souleymane Diamoutene, Ian Azzopardi, Juan Carlos Corbalan, Louis Rene Zome, Moises Avila Perez, Zachary Scerri, Andrew Cohen, Gianmarco Conti

Tarxien Rainbows starting line-up:  Andrea Cassar, Ebiabowei Baker, Emerson Marcelina, Triston Caruana, Daniel Ponce de Leon Garcia, Alex Nilsson, Ayrton Azzopardi, Sacha Borg, Daniel Zerafa, Alex da Paixao Alves, Kurt Zammit

Referee: Fyodor Zammit
Assistant Referees: Jurgen Spiteri, Sammy Attard
Fourth Official: Stefan Pace
BOV Player of the Match: Andrew Cohen (Gżira United)