Derby ends all square between Mosta and Naxxar

Mosta and Naxxar Lions shared the points in the much-anticipated derby. Mosta looked to be heading towards victory but a late goal by Naxxar stopped Mosta from taking top spot in the standings.

Mosta came close to scoring nine minutes into the match when Naxxar’s goalkeeper Julian Azzopardi stopped a dangerous header by Bojan Kaljevic.

In the 17th minute, Naxxar striker Ryan Gilmar Cassar had his shot go just over the bar.

Mosta’s goalkeeper Omar Borg had to be replaced by Kyle Gerada after picking up an injury.

Mosta finally managed to take the lead in the 57th minute when Daniel Mariano Bueno received a brilliant pass from Kalkevic to then dribble past goalkeeper Julian Azzopardi and score.

As Mosta looked to be heading for victory, Naxxar managed to score the equaliser. Terence Vella beat goalkeeper Kyle Gerada after receiving a precise cross from the left by Uchenna Emenike.

MOSTA Omar Borg (26’ Kyle Gerada), Tyrone Farrugia, Manolito Micallef, Ryan Grech, Daniel Mariano Bueno (83’ Kurt Zammit), Pedro dos Santos Calcado (60’ Jonas Rodriguez Ekani), Nemanja Milovanovic, Bojan Kaljevic, Dyson Falzon, Kurt Magro, Adrian Borg.

Subs not used: James Brincat, Sasa Javanovic, Ishmael Grech, Carl Pulo.

Coach: Enrico Piccioni

NAXXAR LIONS Julian Azzopardi, Victor Bellia, Ryan Gilmour Cassar, Gilmar da Silva Ribeiro, Mattia Del Negro, Emmanuel Ibok Edet, Uchenna Mbachu Emenike, Darren Falzon (65’ Terence Vella), Pape Gueye, David Alejandro Reano (76′ Pablo Doffo), Andrew Scicluna.

Subs not used: Luke Pecorella, Duane Bonnici, Angus Buhagiar, Jurgen Debono, Ryan Mercieca.

Coach: Winston Muscat

Referee: Alan Mario Sant

Assistant Referees: William Debattista, Roberto Vella

Fourth Official: Chris Laurier

Yellow Cards: Gueye, Kaljevic, Bellia

Scorers: 57’ Daniel Mariano (M) 90+1′ Terence Vella (N)

BOV Player of the Match: Bojan Kaljevic

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