BOV Premier League | Sliema Wanderers 2 – Ħamrun Spartans 0

Matias Muchardi and Ricardo Correa Duarte were on target for Sliema as the Wanderers earned a 2-0 win over Ħamrun Spartans.

Ricardo Correa Duarte (Sliema) and Siraj Arab (Ħamrun) in action. Photo: Dominic Borg
Ricardo Correa Duarte (Sliema) and Siraj Arab (Ħamrun) in action. Photo: Dominic Borg

Sliema created the first chance on goal after twenty minutes. Mark Scerri went on a good run and hit a powerful drive that went high.

Ħamrun responded on the 27th minute. From a free kick, Leandro Wallace Motta Dos Santos fired a stunning shot that hit the woodwork.

On the 55th minute, Denni Rocha Dos Santos sent a shot from a free kick that ended up slightly high.

The Wanderers kept on insisting in attack and were unlucky on the 63rd minute. From a corner, Denni sent a cross towards Stefano Biaciardi whose header hit the post.

Jacques Scerri’s side responded on the 69th minute. Mathieu Manset sent a shot from distance which was saved by Giuseppe Sarao.

Sliema’s efforts paid off on the 75th minute. Matias Muchardi hit a shot from the edge of the penalty area that gave David Cassar no chance.

John Buttigieg’s side sealed the issue on the 90th minute. Denni sent a dangerous cross inside the penalty area towards Correa Duarte whose first time finish ended up past Cassar.

Sliema Wanderers starting line-up: Giuseppe Sarao, Alex Muscat, Jonathan Pearson, Denni Rocha dos Santos, Mark Scerri, Matias Muchardi, Stefano Bianciardi, Ricardo Correa Duarte, Ryan Spiteri, John Mintoff, Frank Temile.

Ħamrun Spartans starting line-up: David Cassar, Luis Vergara Rodrigues, Manolito Micallef, Karl Micallef, Siraj Arab Eddin, Luke Grech, Mathieu Manset, Leandro Motta dos Santos, Jake Grech, Sergio Raphael dos Anjos, Luke Sciberras.

Referee: Etienne Mangion
Assistant Referees: Christopher Francalanza, Theodore Zammit
Fourth Official: Philip Farrugia
BOV Player of the Match: Denni Rocha dos Santos (Sliema Wanderers)

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