Brian Said makes his de­but for Melita

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

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

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