Sliema Wanderers - 2, Hibernians - 1

Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza stole the headlines again with two second-half goals against champions Hibernians to earn Sliema a come-from-behind win.

Despite his wonder striker against Valletta on Saturday, the former Birkirkara player and his team-mates looked to be desperately short of form as the Paola outfit threatened to cause an upset. Mifsud Triganza yet again proved his worth, though, remaining focused after being denied a number of times by Hibernians goalkeeper who produced a string of smart saves, to bag a brace and take tally to 13 premier league goals.

It was a result that had looked unlikely after the opening half, when Ben Camilleri fed Andrew Cohen inside the area, and the nippy midfielder turned Miguel Lopes de Pina to blast an unstoppable shot past Sliema keeper Simon Agius and into the low corner after 22 minutes.

Whatever was said at half-time seems to have had an effect on Sliema as Mark Marlow’s men upped their game following re-start. After 53 minutes, Sliema eventually reaped reward for their endeavour when Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza, muscled free of Pearson and Aaron Xuereb to smartly turn in Pedrinho’s excellent cross from the right flank. Then, deep into injury time, Mifsud Triganza got the better of Muscat again when Failla’s intelligent cross picked out the Sliema striker, who curled the ball home to earn his side an unbelievable victory.

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