BOV Premier League | Hibernians 3 – Gżira United 0

Hibernians kept the pace with Balzan after a solid 3-0 win over Gżira United.

Clayton Failla of Hibernians challenging Juan Carlos Corbalan for the ball. Photo: Dominic Borg
Clayton Failla of Hibernians challenging Juan Carlos Corbalan for the ball. Photo: Dominic Borg

The Maroons created the first opportunity after ten minutes. Moises Avila Perez sent a shot from distance that hit the wood work.

Hibs hit back few minutes later. From a free kick, Andrew Cohen fired a shot which produced a good save from Mauro Boerchio. Rebound fell for Clayton Failla who finished wide.

The Paolites increased their efforts and went ahead two minutes from half time. Cohen delivered the ball towards Jorge Da Silva Pereira and the latter headed home past Boerchio.

Mark Miller’s side doubled the score on the 62nd minute. From a free kick, Failla saw his effort hitting the cross bar. Momodou Salieu Jallow took hold of possession and finished inside the net.

Hibernians sealed the issue four minutes from time. The Gżira goalkeeper failed to clear the ball and Jallow chipped it past him to score his second goal.

 Gżira United starting line-up: Mauro Boerchio, Clifford Gatt Baldacchino, Ian Azzopardi , Souleymane Diamoutene, Jonathan Bondin, Juan Carlos Corbalan , Moises Avila Perez, Louis Rene Zome, Zachary Scerri, Gianmarco Conti, Ige Abdullahi Adeshina.

Hibernians starting line-up: Andrew Hogg, Joseph Mbong, Jonathan Pearson, Jackson Lima, Bjorn Kristensen, Clayton Failla, Johann Bezzina, Jorge Pereira da Silva, Momodou Salieu Jallow, Andrew Cohen, Andrei Agius.

Referee: Philip Farrugia
Assistant Referees: Duncan Sultana, William Debattista
Fourth Official: Malcolm Spiteri
BOV Player of the Match: Momodou Salieu Jallow

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