BOV Premier League | Lija Athletic 1 - Ħarmun Spartans 5

Ħarmun Spartans showed their supremacy over Lija Athletic as they managed a 5-1 win over the newly promoted side.

Photo: Dominic Borg
Photo: Dominic Borg

The Spartans went ahead after just seven minutes. Following a cross down the left flank, Marco Criaco placed the ball inside the net.

Ħarmun added another on the 15th minute. Machado sent a cross in the direction of Luke Sciberras who finished past Bonnici.

Lija pulled one back on the 32nd minute. Erjon Beu received the ball from Rafael Kooh Sohna and hit a low shot that gave Sultana no chance.

However, Jacque Scerri’s side scored again on the 36th minute. Predrag Babic handled the ball inside the penalty and the referee ordered a penalty. From the eleven metres mark, Davide Succi made no mistake.

Ħarmun sealed the issue on the 70th minute. Criaco hit an angled shot that went inside the net.

Seven minutes later, Ħarmun were awarded their second penalty following another hands ball by a Lija defender. Cristian Zaccardo took charge of the spot kick and finished behind Bonnici.

Lija Athletic starting line-up: Luke Bonnici, Predrag Babic, Patrick Borg, Leon Muscat, Daniel Scerri, Leejoe Schembri, Rafael Kooh Sohna, Abubaker Bello Osagie, Carl Cassar, Erjon Beu, Djamel Leeflang

Ħarmun Spartans starting line-up: Steve Sultana, Tiago Souza de Silveira, Daniel Zerafa, Cristian Zaccardo, Davide Succi, Thiago Espindola de Paula, Machedo Arthur Faria, Lydon Micallef, Luke Sciberras, Terence Agius, Marco Criaco

Referee: Emmanuel Grech

Assistant Referees: Mitchell Scerri, Dusan Petrovic

Fourth Official: Trustin Farrugia Cann

BOV Player of the Match: Marco Criaco (Ħarmun Spartans)

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