Birkirkara back to winning ways

Birkirkara are back to winning ways after their defeat against Balzan last weekend. Birkirkara managed to defeat Qormi 2-0 handing them their third defeat in five matches.

Birkirkara are back to winning ways. Photo Joe Borg
Birkirkara are back to winning ways. Photo Joe Borg

Birkirkara went close to scoring just four minutes into the match when Ellinton Antonio Costa Morais had his powerful shot saved by goalkeeper Matthew Farrugia.

Goalkeeper Matthew Farrugia performed a great save on the 39th minute when off a corner by Ellinton Antonio Costa Morais, Matheus Bissi’s header was saved by the Qormi goalkeeper.

Birkirkara finally managed to break down Qormi on the 83rd minute. From a counter-attack, Rafael Ledesma served Ryan Camenzuli who then had his shot from just outside the area beat goalkeeper Matthew Farrugia.

Birkirkara made sure they collected all three points two minutes into added time when they doubled their lead. Rafael Ledesma received a precise pass from Ellinton Antonio Costa Morais before beating goalkeeper Mathew Farrugia with his shot.

With this victory, Birkirkara temporaly move to second ahead of Mosta and Balzan who however have a game in hand.

BIRKIRKARA Justin Haber, Matheus Bissi da Silva, Ellinton Antonio Costa Morais, Nikola Vukanac, Vyacheslav Shevchenko (75′ Kurt Zammit), Alejandro Mendoza Corujo, Paul Fenech, Zach Muscat, Ryan Scicluna (75′ Rafael Pompeo Rodrigues Ledesma), Antoine Borg (55′ Leighton Grech), Ryan Camenzuli.

Subs not used: Ini Etim Akpan, Jonathan Licari, Edmond Agius, Dylan Aquilina.

Coach: Paul Zammit

QORMI Matthew Farrugia, Bjorn Bondin, Anderson Michele Quatrochi Santos, Joseph Chetcuti (62′ Ryan Micallef), Duncan Pisani, Roderick Sammut, Steve Agius, Zoran Levnaic, Albert Bruce, Pietro Viggiani (46′ Alfred Effiong), Frank Temile.

Subs not used: Jurgen Cilia, Alessio Cassar, Gilmore Azzopardi.

Coach: Josef Mansueto

Referee: Mario Apap

Assistant Referees: Alan Camilleri, Chris Francalanza

Additional Assistant Referees: Fydor Zammit, Malcolm Spiteri

Fourth Official: Sammy Attard

Yellow Cards: Bruce, Bondin, Vukanac, Mateus Bissi

Scorers: 83′ Ryan Camenzuli, 90+2′ Rafael Ledesma

BOV Player of the Match: Matheus Bissi da Silva

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