BOV Premier League | Birkirkara 2 – Hibernians 1

Hibs lost the chance to go top of the table after suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Birkirkara.

Photo: Dominic Borg
Photo: Dominic Borg

The Paolites went ahead on the 55th minute. Following a cross, Jurgen Degabriele saw his effort hitting the post, but managed to finish home from the rebound.

Birkirkara equalised on the 61st minute. Vito Plut received the ball on the edge of the penalty area and placed it inside the net.

The stripes managed to score the winning goal on the 80th minute. From a corner, Srdjan Dimitrov sent a cross inside the penalty area that was met by Nikola Vukanac who headed past Andrew Hogg.

Hibernians starting line-up: Andrew Hogg, Rodolfo Soares, Marcelo Dias, Jackson di Lima Siqueira, Bjorn Kristensen, Jorge da Silva Pereira, Clayton Failla, Johann Bezzina, Jurgen Degabriele, Momodou Jallow, Andrei Agius.

Birkirkara starting line-up: Henry Bonello, Christian Bubalovic, Gareth Sciberras, Joseph Zerafa, Mislav Andjelkovic, Srdjan Dimitrov, Vito Plut, Nikola Vukanac, Miguel Angel Alba, Cain Attard, Predrag Jovic.

Referee: Mario Apap
Assistant Referees: Duncan Sultana, William Debattista
Fourth Official: Etienne Mangion
BOV Player of the Match: Gareth Sciberras (Birkirkara)

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