Hamrun Spartans 2
Gzira United 0
Gzira United suffered a sixth consecutive defeat as they lost 0-2 to Hamrun Spartans.
The Spartans, therefore, returned to winning ways after losing to Valletta and Hibernians in their last two outings.
Hamrun had three changes from the team which lost to Hibernians as Luis Vergara Rodrigues, Patrick Teixeiera Maia and Massimiliano Giusti replaced Christian Maldini, Mark Anthony Borg and Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza. The Maroons, on the other hand, had Andre White and new signing Ricardo Correa replacing Clifford Gatt Baldacchino and Karl Pulo.
Following a goalless first half, the Spartans took the lead on the 58th thanks to a header by Jorge Mesqueu Neto off a cross from the left by Leandro Motta.
Hamrun doubled the score three minutes from time with a goal by Jake Grech following a counter-attack for the Spartans.
GZIRA UNITED: Mauro Boerchio, Rafael Ledesma, Gianmarco Conti, Antonio de Queiroz Machedo Neto, Juan Carlos Corbalan (88′ John Nwoba), Andre White, Momodou Salieu Jallow, Jonathan Bondin (64′ Yanis Tonna), Zachary Scerri (88′ Jacob Borg), Souleymane Diamoutene, Ricardo Calixto Correa Duarte.
Subs not used: Jamie Azzopardi, Brendon Micallef, Salvatore Grixti, Karl Pulo.
Coach: Darren Abdilla
HAMRUN SPARTANS: David Cassar, Luis Miguel Vergara Rodrigues, Philip Chircop, Luke Sciberras, Jorge Mesqueu Neto (87′ Mark Anthony Borg), Massimiliano Giusti (64′ Saturday Nanapere), Luke Grech, Leandro Wallace Motta dos Santos (89′ Trevor Cilia), Jake Grech, Sergio Raphael dos Anjos Raphael, Patrick Jean Teixeira Maia.
Subs not used: Lyden Moore, Glenn Azzopardi, Daniel Debono, Daren Falzon.
Assistant Coach: Jonathan Holland
Referee: Fyodor Zammit
Assistant Referees: Luke Portelli, Peter Abela
Fourth Official: Glen Tonna
Yellow Cards: Patrick Teixeira, Scerri, Diamoutene, Jorginho, Jallow, Nwoba, Correa
BOV Player of the Match: Jake Grech[www.maltafootball.com]
Images courtesy of Foto Domingo