BOV Premier League | Pembroke Athleta 2 – Ħamrun Spartans 1

Pembroke climbed 11th in the table as they recorded a 2-1 win over Ħamrun Spartans.

Jake Grech of Ħamrun challenging Zoran Levnaic for the ball. Photo: Christine Borg
Jake Grech of Ħamrun challenging Zoran Levnaic for the ball. Photo: Christine Borg

Pembroke went ahead after just two minutes. From a free kick, Darren Falzon sent a cross towards Daniane Jawad who headed past David Cassar.

Six minutes later, Pembroke doubled their advantage. Karl Micallef fouled Christian Pouga inside the penalty area and the referee pointed towards the spot. From the eleven metres mark, Stevan Racic converted behind Cassar.

Things went from bad to worse for the Spartans on the 78th minute as they had Karl Micallef sent off after receiving his second yellow card.

Despite being a man down, Ħamrun reduced the margin of the score on the 83rd minute minute. Massimiliano Giusti hit a low shot from inside the penalty area that ended up inside the net.

Pembroke Athleta starting line-up: Matthew Calleja Cremona, Daren Falzon, Miguel Attard, Christian Pouga, Stevan Racic, Adrian Borg, Zoran Levaic, Daniane Jawad, Tonci Radovnikovic, Emmanuel Naatey, Neil Grech

Ħamrun Spartans starting line-up: David Cassar, Glenn Azzopardi, Manolito Micallef, Karl Micallef, Siraj Arab, Luke Grech, Saturday Nanapere, Luke Sciberras, Jake Grech, Brandon Paiber, Massimiliano Giusti

Referee: Luis Miguel Do Nascimento Teixeira
Assistant Referees: Alexis Terraso, Robert Gonzalez Salvado
Fourth Official: Bruno Filipe Parente Fernandes
BOV Player of the Match: Daniane Jawad (Pembroke)

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