This was not an easy game for Valletta as they had to battle hard to beat Mosta 2:1 at the National Stadium. Just after 19 seconds Abdelkarim Nafti gave a troughpass to Jhonnattann who hit his shot past Mosta goalkeeper Yenz Cini.
Mosta were stunned and on 11 minutes Federico Falcone muscled his way past Adrian Borg and Edile Micheletti but the Argentine’s low shot finished just wide.
On the 37 minutes Valletta were forced to make their first change when Claudio Pani picked up a muscle injury and was replaced by Jean Borg.
Mosta pulled one back on the 56th when Godwin Mensha concluded a good run on the right with a shot which beat goalkeeper Henry Bonello.
Referee: Philip Farrugia
Assistant Referees: Duncan Sultana, Mitchell Scerri
Fourth Official: Clayton Pisani
Yellow Cards: Camilleri, Z. Brincat, Pani, Ekani, A. Borg, Alabi, Romao
Scorers: 1′ Jhonnattann Benites da Conceicao, 42′ Jean Borg, 56′ Godwin Mensha
BOV Player of the Match: Abdelkarim Nafti