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BOV Premier League | Birkirkara 2 – Pembroke 0

An early goal scored by Miguel Angel Alba paved the way for a 2-0 win in favour of Birkirkara as the stripes keep hoping for a place in Europe.

Warren Zammit
4 April 2017, 10:25pm
Gonzalo Malan of Birkirkara challenging Stevan Racic for the ball. Photo: Christine Borg
Gonzalo Malan of Birkirkara challenging Stevan Racic for the ball. Photo: Christine Borg
Birkirkara started on the attack and took only eight minutes to break the deadlock. Srdan Dimitrov went on the left flank and delivered a cross that was met by Alba who headed past Argyrs Roppas.

On the 41st minute, Birkirkara went close again. Cain Attard sent a powerful drive that forced a spectacular save from Pembroke’s goalkeeper.

Nikola Jaros’s side kept insisting in attack and created another chance on the 66th minute. Substitute Edward Herrera fired a shot that ended up slightly wide.

Pembroke responded on the 69th minute. Andrea Scozzese saw space and hit a shot that went high.

Birkirkara sealed the issue on the 90th minute. Herrera sent a cross towards the unmarked Gonzalo Malan who headed home.

Birkirkara starting line-up: Henry Bonello, Miguel Angel Alba, Mislav Andjelkovic, Cain Attard, James Brincat, Christian Bubalovic, Srdan Dimitrov, Matthew Guillaumier, Predrag Jovic, Gonzalo Malan, Gareth Sciberras

Pembroke starting line-up: Argyrs Roppas, Sunday Eboh, Darren Falzon, Tyrone Fenech, Rafael Kooh Sohna, Zoran Levnaic, Stevan Racic, Iraklis Roppas, Andrea Scozzese, Tonci Radovnikovic, Miguel Attard

Referee: Eman Grech

Assistant Referees: Luke Portelli, Dusan Petrovic

Fourth Official: Sandro Spiteri

BOV Player of the Match: Gareth Sciberras (Birkirkara)