Easy for Hamrun in a five star performance
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