BOV Premier League | Mosta 3 - Tarxien Rainbows 1

Tarxien are still without a point after suffering a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Mosta.

Photo: Dominic Borg
Photo: Dominic Borg

Mosta went ahead on the 48th minute. Thomas Veronese went on the left side and sent a cross that was met by Godwin Blessing who finished past Christian Cassar.

The Rainbows equalised four minutes later. Godwin McKay served Ryan Darmanin inside the penalty area and the latter fired a shot that ended up inside the net.

Mosta regained the lead on the 58th minute. Following another cross from Veronese, Leonardo Ferreira saw his initial header being saved by the goalkeeper; however, the same player managed to finish home from the rebound.

Johann Scicluna’s side sealed the issue on the hour mark. Tyrone Farrugia’s shot took a deflection off a defender and hit the post. Rebound fell for Christian Martins Fernandes whose close range effort gave Cassar no chance.

Mosta starting line-up: Andreas Vella, Leonardo Ferreira, Tyrone Farrugia, Thomas Veronese, Ivan Maric, David Ifeanyi Nworah, Zack Brincat, Dexter Xuereb, David Zarate Bilbao (Jurgen Grech – 87), Christian Martins Fernandes (Neil Frendo – 85), Godwin Blessing (Kyle Frendo – 76)

Tarxien Rainbows starting line-up: Christian Cassar, Andre Scicluna, Ayrton Azzopardi (Andrew Agius – 70), James Brincat, Luke Grech, Ryan Darmanin, Ricardo Silva Faria, Sean Cipriott (Benes Artur – 61), Godwin McKay (Matthew Spiteri – 76), Ebaibowei Baker, Eduard Cain

Referee: Stefan Pace

Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, Thomas Debono

Fourth Official: Darryl Agius

Yellow Cards: Veronese (Mosta), Scicluna (Tarxien)

BOV Player of the Match: Thomas Veronese (Mosta)