Hibernians defeat Pieta to remain unbeaten

Hibernians continued their perfect start to the season after they defeated Pieta Hotspurs 3-1. For Pieta, this was their fourth defeat in five matches.

Pieta created the first chance in front of goal when on the 33rd minute Claudio Frances served Rafael Xavier who’s shot was saved by goalkeeper Henry Bonello.

Hibernians had a great chance to score but Jackson Lima’s shot was turned into a corner by goalkeeper David Cassar.

Hibernians missed another chance to score when Edison Luis dos Santos shot hit the crossbar.

In the final minute of the first half, Hibernians managed to take the lead. Off a cross by Edison Luis dos Santos, Jorge Pereira da Silva headed the ball past goalkeeper David Cassar.

On the 57th minute, Hibernians doubled their lead. Jorge Pereira da Silva exchanged the ball with Edison Luis do Santos before beating Cassar with his shot.

Hibernians controlled the match and on the 64th minute they made they scored another to make the score 3-0. Clayton Failla’s powerful shot left no chance for goalkeeper David Cassar.

Pieta managed to reduce Hibernians lead when on the 80th minute, thanks to a defensive error, Rafael Xavier’s shot beat goalkeeper Henry Bonello.

HIBERNIANS Henry Bonello, Rui da Gracia Gomez (81′ Jonathan Pearson), Rodolfo Soares, Timothy Tabone Desira, Andrew Cohen, Bjorn Kristensen (77′ Johann Bezzina), Clayton Failla, Jackson di Lima Siqueira, Andrei Agius, Edison Luis dos Santos (69′ Jurgen Degabriele), Jorge Pereira da Silva.

Subs not used: Jurgen Borg, Dunstan Vella, Keith Tanti, Marcelo Dias.

Coach: Branko Nisevic

PIETÀ HOTSPURS David Cassar, Cain Attard (71′ Orosco Anonam), Christian Grech, Leonardo Fortunato dos Santos, Jurgen Pisani, Cleaven Cassar (46′ Kyle Cesare), Nikola Tasic (59′ Joao Gabriel da Silva), Terence Agius, Claudio Frances, Rafael Xavier Zacarias, Rafael Rodrigues da Silva.

Subs not used: Miguel Montfort, Luke Micallef, Karl Micallef, Neil Pace Cocks.

Coach: Noel Coleiro

Referee: Sandro Spiteri

Assistant Referees: Luke Portelli, Duncan Sultana

Fourth Official: Adrian Azzopardi

Yellow Cards: Tasic

Scorers: 45′ Jorge Pereira da Silva, 57′ Jorge Pereira da Silva, 64′ Clayton Failla, 80′ Rafael Xavier Zacarias

BOV Player of the Match: Jorge Pereira da Silva

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