BOV Premier League | Birkirkara 3 – Pieta` Hotspurs 0

John Arne Riise registered his first win at the helm of Birkirkara as the Stripes secured a 3-0 win over Pieta`.

Photo: Dominic Borg
Photo: Dominic Borg

Birkirkara forged ahead on the 26th minute. Matthew Guillaumier received the ball from Maurizio Vella before hitting a low shot from inside the penalty area that went past Nicky Vella.

Jorge Pereira da Silva doubled Birkirkara’s advantage on the 66th minute. The Brazilian was played through on goal by Johann Bezzina and fired a shot that gave Pieta’s goalkeeper no chance.

Riise’s men sealed the issue on the 82nd minute. Following a corner, Danilo Chapoval headed the ball home.

Birkirkara starting line-up: Kristijan Naumovski, Danilo Chapoval, Matthew Guillaumier, Mislav Andjelkovic, Maurizio Vella, Luke Montebello, Kurt Zammit, Eduardo Ferreira, Michael Mifsud, Johann Bezzina, Cain Attard.

Pieta` Hotspurs starting line-up: Nicky Vella, Christian Degabriele, Neil Pace Cocks, Dylan Agius, Paul Chimezie, Jan Busuttil, Gabriel Mensah, Juan Manuel Artiaga Roa, Christian Grech, Uchenna Calistus Umeh, Antonio Orlando Macedo Neto.

Referee: Mario Apap
Assistant Referees: Alan Camilleri, Thomas Debono
Fourth Official: Andrea Sciriha

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