Gal­lant Melita block Mqabba

Malta Independent - - SPORT - Mqabba: Melita: Ref­eree:

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Mqabba had to set­tle for a draw yes­ter­day as Melita put in a gal­lant and crafty de­fen­sive to dis­play to snatch an im­por­tant point.

Mqabba were the bet­ter team in the first half, but they had noth­ing to show at the in­ter­vall for their vast su­pe­ri­or­ity.

To be fair Mqabba did not cre­ate much in the first half even though they con­stantly held the up­per hand with Melita play­ing a wait­ing game in their own half.

Mqabba’s best chance came close to the half hour mark, when one of their best Clau­dio Calleja failed to con­nect in front of goal.

Ear­lier a Paul Chimezie shot on the turn slightly missed the cross­bar and just be­fore the break goal­keeper Kurt Rizzo man­aged to grasp the ball in ex­tremis after fum­bling it on Ly­den Mi­callef’s shot.

In the sec­ond pe­riod Mqabba con­tin­ued to dic­tate but Rizzo only had to make a great save early in the sec­ond half, with Melita even go­ing near a dra­matic win­ner through Borg Olivier late in the game.

J. De­bono, G. Ge­sualdi, A. Mello da Silva, C. Calleja, K. Cu­ta­jar, L. Vella Cri­tien, M. Borg, P. Chimezie, J.R. Vella (C. Cu­ta­jar) , G. Adamovic, L. Mi­callef

K. Rizzo, J. Abela, A. Mizzi, I. Tufegdzic, K. Pace, J.P. At­tard, E. Cor­nago, T. Naudi (L. Mif­sud), L. Mi­callef (K. Mi­callef), A. Borg Olivier, T. Sin­gle­ton (M. Groves) Fy­o­dor Zam­mit

To­ri­ano Sin­gle­ton of Melita (right) is chal­lenged by Go­ran Adamovic of Mqabba (left). Photo: Domenic Aquilina

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