BOV Premier League | St. Andrews 1 – Ħamrun Spartans 1

Ħamrun Spartans went another game without collecting maximum points after a 1-1 draw against St. Andrews.

Enmy Pena Beltre of St. Andrews challenging Manolito Micallef for the ball. Photo: Christine Borg
Enmy Pena Beltre of St. Andrews challenging Manolito Micallef for the ball. Photo: Christine Borg

 Ħamrun went ahead on the 16th minute. The St. Andrews defence failed to clear their lines and the ball fell for Karl Micallef. The twenty-one year old hit a powerful drive that gave Jake Galea no chance.

St. Andrews hit back a minute later. Nenad Balacevic sent a cross towards Enmy Pena Beltre whose header ended up slightly high.

On the 42nd minute, Leandro Motta Dos Santos of Ħamrun hit a strong shat that was well saved by Galea.

Danilo Doncic’s side equalised on the 49th minute. From a free kick, Ivan Paz sent a shot that was blocked by Andrea Cassar. Rebound fell for Enmy Pena Beltre who finished home.

St. Andrews nearly equalised on the 52nd minute. Kyrian Nwoko fired a shot that forced a good save from Cassar. From the rebound, Aidan Friggieri lost a golden opportunity as his shot from close range hit the woodwork.

On the 87th minute, Ħamrun’s captain Jake Grech sent a shot that was saved by Galea.

In the additional time given by the referee, Jake Grech served Manolito Micallef and the latter headed marginally wide.

 Ħamrun Spartans starting line-up: David Cassar, Jorge Mesqueu Neto, Manolito Micallef, Karl Micallef, Siraj Arab Eddin, Luke Grech, Igor Misan, Leandro Motta dos Santos, Mathieu Manset, Sergio Raphael dos Anjos, Luke Sciberras.

St. Andrews starting line-up: Jake Galea, Enmy Pena Beltre, Bong Won Che, Michael Johnson, Karlo Kesinovic, Nenad Belacevic, Joseph Farrugia, Ziga Kastrevec, Ivan Paz, Aiden Friggieri, Kyrian Nwoko.

Referee: Philip Farrugia
Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, Theodor Zammit
Fourth Official: Eman Grech
BOV Player of the Match: Aidan Friggieri (St. Andrews)

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