Easy for Ham­run in a five star per­for­mance

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Two con­fir­ma­tions arised from this en­counter as Ham­run Spar­tans emerged as clear win­ners in a sided af­fair to con­firm their sta­tus that they are in the BOV Premier League to fin­ish as high as pos­si­ble in the ta­ble. The other con­fir­ma­tion came for Mosta as they are still search­ing to find their feet with their prac­ti­cally new squad.

For­eign­ers Nanapere and Garba had a very pos­i­tive game as they prac­ti­cally were dan­ger­ous ever time they touched the ball while Giusti and Jake Grech also had a good game.

Coach Steve D’Amato made two changes from the draw against Flo­ri­ana as Luke Grech and Giusti started in­stead of Glenn Az­zopardi and Jean Pierre Mif­sud Tri­g­anza re­spec­tively.

It took only six min­utes for Ham­run to take the lead. Djo­ufack cleared par­tially a cross by Nanapere, the loose ball fin­ished in the di­rec­tion of Haruna Garba who scored with a bril­liant shot from out­side the box.

The Spar­tans dou­bled the lead six min­utes later. A free-kick by Jake Grech beat Cini but hit the cross­bar and from the re­bound Jorge Mesqueu Neto headed in the net with­out much dif­fi­culty. The game al­ready had a di­rec­tion where it was go­ing.

In fact on the 27th minute, Giusti could have tripled the lead with a good per­sonal ac­tion in the penalty area, but his fi­nal shot was blocked in time. But on the half hour mark, Ham­run scored the third goal as Haruna Garba made a good run from the left flank and crossed a low ball to Jake Grech who made no mis­take from me­tres away.

Mosta’s re­ac­tion didn’t come and Ham­run kept at­tack­ing, tak­ing ad­van­tage of the enor­mous space left in the Mosta de­fence. Six min­utes later Nanapere and Garba cre­ated an­other at­tack, but the shot from the striker was blocked in time by Vella.

Steve D’Amato’s team scored the fourth goal in the stop­page time of the first half when from a well take cor­ner by Grech, Haruna Garba rose above his op­po­nents and scored a goal that seemed to be dif­fi­cult.

The game re­duced its rhythm in the sec­ond half but the goals kept com­ing as it was Mosta who re­duced the mar­gin with their first shot on tar­get on the 49th minute as Ke­mar Reid beat Matthew Far­ru­gia with a low shot that hit the up­right be­fore cross­ing the line.

Ham­run al­most re­gained their ad­van­tage two min­utes later with an­other ac­tion by Nanapere who crossed in the penalty area in the di­rec­tion of Giusti who headed the ball but Yenz Cini made a bril­liant save with his feet.

More ac­tion com­ing from Ham­run af­ter the hour mark as Nanapere took ad­van­tage from an in­de­ci­sion by Djo­ufack but his pow­er­ful shot hit the up­right. The Spar­tans scored an­other goal on the 72nd minute when Nanapere was fouled in the penalty area by Emer­son Vella. From the penalty spot Jake Grech scored with a low shot on his right side.

Mosta scored the sev­enth goal of the match ten min­utes from time as Ke­mar Reid scored his sec­ond per­sonal goal with a free-kick in the bot­tom right of Matthew Far­ru­gia.

Ham­run Spar­tans' Jake Grech (left) and Haruna Zam­buk Garba (right) cel­e­brate scor­ing against Mosta Photo: Domenic Aquilina

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