BOV Premier League | Birkirkara 2 – Sliema Wanderers 0

Birkirkara bounced back from last week’s defeat against Ħamrun with a 2-0 win over Sliema Wanderers.

Photo: Dominic Borg
Photo: Dominic Borg

Birkirkara forged ahead on the 39th minute. Jake Grech’s delivery from a corner went into the path of Michael Mifsud and the latter headed the ball home from close range.

Paul Zammit’s side were reduced to ten men on the 62nd minute. Danilo Chapoval was shown his second yellow card following a foul on Amehi Kilian.

Sliema had a player sent off as well on the 90th minute. This time it was Kilian who was given his marching orders after being shown his second yellow card of the match.

Birkirkara sealed the issue moments later. Mifsud received the ball from Marcelinho de Siquiera and fired a shot that gave Jake Galea no chance.

Following this result, Birkirkara are now just one point behind Sliema Wanderers.

Birkirkara starting line-up: Kristijan Naumovski, Cain Attard, Danilo Chapoval, Kurt Zammit, Mancha Ferreira dos Santos, Jake Grech, Mislav Andelkovic, Matthew Guillaumier, Marcelinho de Siquiera Henrique, Michael Mifsud, Petar Orlandic

Sliema Wanderers starting line-up: Jake Galea, Kurt Shaw, Stefano Bianciardi, Jonathan Pearson, Mark Scerri, Claudio Pani, Michele Sansone, Matias Muchardi, Amehi Kilian, Frank Temile, Jefferson de Assis

Referee: Glen Tonna

Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, Duncan Spencer

Fourth Official: Philip Farrugia

BOV Player of the Match: Michael Mifsud (Birkirkara)

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