The Malta Independent 29 February 2020, Saturday

BOV Premier League: Faria second half brace sends Sirens in Euro zone

Sunday, 19 January 2020, 18:00 Last update: about 2 months ago
Photos: Domenic Aquilina
Photos: Domenic Aquilina

Sirens         2
Mosta         0

Sirens: D. Cassar, E. Herrera, R. Romao, R. dos Anjos, T. Espindola, R. Grech, I. Adeshina, E. Okoye, R. Memezes, R. Faria, F. Cheveresan

Mosta: A. Vella, G. Aquilina, T. Farrugia, P. Gusso, D. Brown, M. Muchardi, C. Ememe, E. Sohna, W. Gomes, Z. Brincat (D. Bonnici 80'), C. Chaney

Yellow cards: R. Grech 32', E. Okoye 74', R. Memezes 92' (S), G. Aquilina 67', C. Ememe 92' (M)

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Red card: G. Aquilina 77' (M)

Scorer: R. Faria 50' 76' (S)

Referee: Fyodor Zammit

Assistant Referee: Duncan Sultana, Darko Stankovic

TMI Player of the match: Romario Memezes (Sirens)

BOV player of the match: Ricardo Faria (Sirens)

Sirens continued to high fly yesterday and thanks to two second half goals they defeated an inconsistent Mosta side to move above champions Valletta and in european competitions zone.

Surely enough Valletta, who Sirens will face next week in an interesting FA Trophy clash, have tonight's game in hand against struggling Sliema Wanderers.

Sirens fully deserved this victory, which could have been even bigger, but Steve D'Amato's side missed some good scoring opportunities.

Mosta practically only came into the picture late in the game when Sirens had built a two-goal cushion. It was a little to late for Mosta who saw there positive two-match winning streak coming to an ubrupt end.

After some m inutes to settle down Sirens had their first attempt on eleven minutes with Cheveresan testing Vella who saved in style. Mosta's attempt came on 34 minutes with Chaney's effort  going inches wide.

Five minutes from the break Cheveresan missed a sitter in front of goal following some good work by Okoye.

Five minutes into the second half Sirens broke the deadlock when Ige Adeshina crossed from the right towards Ricardo Faria who headed home from close range. Sirens were now playing better and a Memezes grounder missed the base of the upright by a whisker.

At the oher end Chaney proved to be the most dangerous for Mosta but his shot went just wide. On 76 minutes Sirens sealed the issue when Cheveresan was too fast for the Mosta defence with his pass reaching Ricardo Faria, who rounded a defender before beating the helpless Vella for the second time in the game.

Mosta received another setback sixty seconds after suffering the second goal when they were reduced to ten men when Gabriel Aquilina received a second booking.

With nothing more to lose Mosta pushed forward in the dying minutes and had several dangerous attempts at goal, but David Cassar in the Sirens' goal was at his best to dent Mosta's hopes of at least a consolation goal. 

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