BOV Premier League | Sliema Wanderers 1 – Gżira United 0

Sliema Wanderers returned to winning ways with a narrow 1-0 win over Gżira United.

Gianmarco Conti of Gżira challenging Denni Dos Santos. Photo: Christine Borg
Gianmarco Conti of Gżira challenging Denni Dos Santos. Photo: Christine Borg

Sliema had a good opportunity after four  minutes. Denni Rocha Dos Santos went on a good run before hitting a shot that forced a good save from Jurgen Borg.

On the 10th minute, Denni had another chance on goal. The Sliema forward received the ball from Wisdom Salomon and fired high from an ideal position.

The Wanderers had another attempt on goal on the half hour mark. From a free kick, Racardo Calixto Correa Duarte forced a good save from Borg.

On the 65th minute, Denni lost another great chance for his side. The Braizilian went through on the left side but finished off target.

Denni was in action once more on the 80th minute. Jean Paul Farrugia delivered the ball towards Denni who tried to place the ball past Borg; however, his effort ended up high.

The Wanderers efforts paid off on the 89th minute. In his attempts to clear the ball, Borg punched the ball towards Gabriel Aquilina who finished inside the net.

Gżira United starting line-up:  Jurgen Borg, Jacob Borg, Clifford Gatt Baldacchino, Souleymane Diamoutene, Ian Azzopardi, Jaun Carlos Corbalan, Louis Rene Zome, Moises Avila Perez, Zachary Scerri, Andrew Cohen, Gianmarco Conti.

Sliema Wanderers starting line-up: Giuseppe Sarao, Alex Muscat, Frank Temile, Denni Rocha dos Santos, Wisdom Salomon, Jonathan Pearson, John Mintoff, Ricardo Correa Duarte, Jean Paul Farrugia, Leonardo Incorvaia, Gabriel Aquilina.

Referee: Mario Apap
Assistant Referees: Duncan Sultana, William Debattista
Additional Assistant Referees: Stefan Pace, Jude Amin Utulu
Fourth Official: Thomas Debono
BOV Player of the Match: Denni Rocha dos Santos (Sliema Wanderers)