Brian Said makes his debut for Melita
Former Floriana, Birkirkara, St Andrews and Malta international Brian Said made his debut for Melita in the MSV Life Masters League.
After the opening league matches, it is evident that the MSV Life Masters competition will again be keenly contested this season.
In the their first game, JIVAL had defeated Zurrieq Wolves, but then found tougher opponents in Marsa White SAtars Barilla and lost 5-7. The first half was well contested with Marsa taking a leading 5-4 score. AbugellaWahashi of Jival was showing class and scored three goals. But in the second 30 minutes he was given more attention and he found difficulty to maneuvre as he did before. In fact he only managed to score one in the last five minutes. Marsa were very careful tightening their defence but they were still dangerous in their breakaways.
Wardija were superior to TalQroqq and with players like Rene Forace, Michael Borg Olivier, Stefan Giglio Eduardo De Nascimento and others, were creating dangerous situations for their opponents. De Nascimento ‘Il-Bizu’ was at his best and with some neat dribbling he was going through every time he got the ball.
Tal-Qroqq had to play most of the second half with five players as Ivan Camenzuli was sent off for retaliation. Steve Gouder scored one consolation goal for them.
Valletta also started in a positive way obtaining a good win against Zurrieq Wolves 10-4. It was only late in the second half that Zurrieq managed to score their first goal after Valletta had taken a lead of 7-0.
In fact they managed to get a more respectable result after scoring another three.
When Valletta will be at full strength they will be good enough to challenge all opponents.
Brian Said (standing second from right), on his debut for Melita