The Malta Independent 21 May 2019, Tuesday

BOV Div. I: Another step towards a historic promotion for Sirens; Qrendi in relegation trouble

Chris Cassar Friday, 15 February 2019, 21:38 Last update: about 4 months ago

Sirens-Zejtun C      1-0

Sirens: M. Montfort, K. Farrugia, R. Mandic, D. Sant, R. Grech, M.A. Morgon Filho, M. Bustos, C. Gauci (M. del Negro 45’), A. Ige, G. Gesualdi, R. Fenech.

Żejtun C: D. Zarb, I. Azzopardi, D. Andelkovic, A. Carabott, G. Sultana, J. Castano, D. Albanese, N. Tabone, R. Spiteri, A. Farrugia, G. Azzopardi.


Referee: Glen Tonna

Scorer: Ige Adeshina 79’

There’s simply no stopping Sirens at the moment. The league leaders notched their tenth successive victory defeating Zejtun by a late Ige Adeshina header.

The side led by Vince Carbonaro has now grown in composure match after match and is triumphantly heading towards a historic promotion in the Premier League, the side’s first ever in the top flight.

Zejtun were still smarting from their drubbing against Naxxar and maybe yesterday played their last cards in the promotion race, as this defeat practically pulls them completely out, even for a third placing.

Sirens fully deserved their victory, always in control of the match, and creating the better scoring chances, finally finding the back of the net eleven minutes from time when Ige Adeshina headed home for his eleventh one of the season.


San Gwann-Qrendi         2-1

San Gwann: Mestrovic, J. Azzopardi, J. Bowman (J.P. Attard 31’), A. Cachia, A. Borg, C. Gauci, J. Tanti, S. Hili (L. Mallia 78’), A. Abela, N. Melo Ferreira (P. Kanzurov 83’), R. De Oliveira.

Qrendi: J. Farrugia, M. Farrugia (K. Abela 72’), M. Busuttil, C. Caruana, L. Brincat, N. Falzon, M. Barbara (D. Zarb 62’), D. Martini (J.P. Da Silva Vargas 62’), J. Spiteri, C. Quaranta, J. Silveira da Silva.

Referee: Alex Johnson

Scorers: Renan De Oliveira 47’ (SG), Jean Paul Attard 52’ (SG), Kenneth Abela 94’ (Q)

Two early second half goals gave San Gwann a precious victory of Qrendi in a direct clash at the lower end of the table. Qrendi are noe in deep trouble, lying just a point over the same San Gwann.

San Gwann fully deserved their victory as they dominated the second half after a ratehr balanced first half.

The first half had little to offer with Qrendi holding the upper hand for long stretches, but San Gwann going very close half way through the first half, having two shots cleared off the goal line.

On their part Qrendi had a Christian Caruana just missng the upright and a close range effort by Ciro Quaranta brilliantly blocked by Mestrovic.

After the break San Gwann scored two quick goals through Renan de Oliveira and Jean Paul Attard who scored a wonder goal from around 40 meters.

Tempers flared in stoppage time with a free for all and red card for Qrendi’s Christian Caruana, with Qrendi pulling one back through Kenneth Abela on 94 minutes.

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