BOV Premier League | Sliema Wanderers 1 – Hibernians 0

A goal by Jefferson de Assis on the brink of half time gave Sliema Wanderers a 1-0 win over Hibernians.

Photo: Dominic Borg
Photo: Dominic Borg

Hibs went close on the 22nd minute. Clayton Failla sent a shot from a free-kick that ended up centimetres off target.

The Paolites kept insisting and had another chance on the half hour mark. Johann Bezzina fired a shot that was neutralised by Glenn Zammit.

However, Sliema hit back and went ahead on the 45th minute. De Assis went past a defender and hit a stunning shot that gave Andrew Hogg no chance.

The same player nearly scored again on the 47th minute. The Brazilian went past Andrei Agius and sent a shot that forced a good save from Hogg.

Hibernians attempted to equalise and had a good opportunity on the 67th minute. Following a corner, Rodolfso Soares saw his shot going across the frame of goal.

In the remaining minutes, Sliema managed to hold on to take their second win in a row.

Sliema Wanderers starting line-up: Glenn Zammit, Stefano Bianciardi, Matias Muchardi, Frank Temile, Gabriel Aquilina, Jefferson de Assis, Jonathan Pearson, Edmond Agius, Frenci Qeros, John Mintoff, Goran Adamovic

Hibernians starting line-up: Andrew Hogg, Martin Kreuzriegler, Jackson de Lima Siqueira, Dunstan Vella, Rodolfo Soares, Marcelo Dias, Clayton Failla, Johann Bezzina, Jorge Elias dos Santos, Andrei Agius, Marco Sahanek

Referee: Stefan Pace
Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, Thomas Debono
Fourth Official: Malcolm Spiteri
BOV Player of the Match: Jefferson de Assis (Sliema Wanderers)