Not easy for Hibs

Hibernians kept flying high in the FXDD Premier Division after having the better of San Gwann 5-4. Despite registering their ninth consecutive win, it was not an easy stroll for the Paolites that found a well organized San Gwann side who defended bravely and operated some good counter-attacks.

The match entered in a drama when the score was 4-4 one minute thirty seconds from the end. It looked as if Hibernians were going to drop the first points. But Cedric Sciberras gave his side a hard-fought victory that put them first in the table three points more than second-placed Luxol and Balzan who have a match in hand.

The other Hibs goals were scored by a hat-trick from Xavier Saliba and Rui Almeida.

San Gwann scored through Andy Mangion, Jean Bert Gatt, Josef Borg and Jurgen Pace.

Balzan quickly answered to their rivals success after seeing off and dominating  Vittoriosa 10-2. It was Balzan’s eighth consecutive victory.

Glenn Bonello scored a hat-trick, Andrea Dan and Jovica Milijic scored a brace while Giancarlo Sammut, Zeljko Anicic and Rennie Tanti  completed the score for Balzan who played without Carlo Scicluna and Gabriel Dobre.

Hamrun Spartans stunned Qormi by winning 8-0. It was an impressive performance by the Spartans who climbed sixth in the table to reach Melita.

Elamari proved to be Hamrun’s hero when he scored 4 goals. A brace from Christian Cuadros Silva, a penalty from Spiteri and an own goal completed the matters for their side who registered their fourth win of the season.

Mosta defeated Swieqi 8-4 to gain the ninth spot in the table. In the first half Mosta played well, they dominated their opponents but failed a lot of chances at goal. The first half finished 2-1.

In the second half although Mosta scored their third goal, Swieqi made a good comeback and they levelled the score 3-3.

But this goal proved to be Mosta’s injection as they scored the fourth goal and from then onwards it was a one way traffic match.

Mosta’s goals were scored from  Ryan Buhagiar (4 goals), George Douglas Saliba (2 goals) and a goal for Armando Gjepali and Darryl Schembri.