BOV Premier League | Tarxien Rainbows 1 – Ħamrun Spartans 1

Tarxien are still one point ahead of Ħamrun as the two sides shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw.

Jake Grech of Ħamrun challenging Emerson Marcellina for the ball. Photo: Dominic Borg
Jake Grech of Ħamrun challenging Emerson Marcellina for the ball. Photo: Dominic Borg

The Spartans created the first chance of the match on the 12th minute. Following a corner, Manolito Micallef forced a good save from Andrea Cassar.

However, against the run of pay, Tarxien went ahead on the 30th minute. Dylan Micallef delivered the ball towards Alex Nilsson whose effort gave David Cassar no chance.

Ħamrun equalised on the 35th minute. Jake Grech fired a strong shot past Cassar.

On the 50th minute, Micallef of Ħamrun attempted a shot that went high.

Eight minutes later, Ħamrun had a good chance to go ahead for the first time. Siraj Eddin Arab went inside the penalty area and fired a shot from close range that was well saved by Cassar.

In the additional time given by the referee, Tarxien were unlucky not to score the winning goal. Daniel Ponce De Leon Garcia fired a powerful drive that hit the woodwork.

Tarxien Rainbows starting line-up: Andrea Cassar, Ebiabowei Baker, Emerson Marcelina, Julian Galea, Triston Caruana, Alex Nilsson, Dylan Micallef, Andrew Agius, Alex da Paixao Alves, Matthew Tabone, Sacha Borg

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

Referee: Malcolm Spiteri
Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, Sammy Attard
Fourth Official: Sandro Spiteri

BOV Player of the Match: Manolito Micallef (Ħamrun Spartans)