Mosta defeat champions Valletta

Champions did not start the new season as planned. Mosta defeated Valletta 1-0 thanks to a goal by Bojan Kaljevic.

Valletta's season did not start as planned as they were defeated by Mosta. Photo by Joe Borg (MFA)
Valletta's season did not start as planned as they were defeated by Mosta. Photo by Joe Borg (MFA)

Valletta missed a great chance to take the lead on the 18th minute when they were awarded a penalty, after Adrian Borg handled the ball inside the area.

From the penalty spot Lateef Elford-Alliyu’s effort was turned into a corner by goalkeeper Omar Borg.

Mosta managed to take the lead on the 23rd minute. A long-distance shot by Bojan Kaljevic caught goalkeeper Nicky Vella by surprise with the ball ending at the back of the net.

Valletta were unlucky not to score on the 35th minute when Kooh Scicluna’s shot hit the woodwork.

Valletta continued to press to try to score the equalizer, but Mosta managed to handle the pressure and protect their lead and collect all three points.

MOSTA Omar Borg, Tyrone Farrugia, Adrian Borg, Dyson Falzon, Ryan Grech (85′ Karl Pulo), Bojan Kaljevic (90+3′ Kyle Frendo), Sasa Jovanovic (73′ Kurt Zammit), Nemanja Milovanovic, Daniel Mariano Bueno, Kurt Magro, Manolito Micallef.

Subs not used: Kyle Gerada, Gianluca Vella, James Brincat, Aaron Sammut.

Coach: Enrico Piccioni

VALLETTA Nicky Vella, Jonathan Caruana, Ian Azzopardi, Steve Borg, Ryan Camilleri (32′ Luke Dimech), Ryan Fenech, Hugo Faria (77′ Luke Montebello), Raphael Kooh Sohna, Lateef Elford Alliyu, Shaun Bajada, Abdelkarim Nafti (61′ Christian Caruana).

Subs not used: Yenz Cini, Llywelyn Cremona, Ian Zammit, Adrian Zahra.

Coach: Gilbert Agius

Referee: Fyodor Zammit

Assistant Referees: Duncan Sultana, Jurgen Spiteri

Fourth Official: Philip Farrugia

Yellow Cards: Magro, Pulo

Scorers: 23′ Bojan Kaljevic

BOV Player of the Match: Omar Borg

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