Vit­to­riosa win Cot­ton­era derby

Malta Independent - - SPORT - Vit­to­riosa S: Sen­glea A: Ref­eree:

Vit­to­riosa S Sen­glea A 1 0

Vit­to­riosa in­flicted the first de­feat on pro­mo­tion favourites Sen­glea win­ning a low pro­file derby thanks to Dhrami well taken free­kick on 13 min­utes.

Vit­to­riosa forged ahead af­ter 13 min­utes play when Ar­ber Dhrami scored di­rect from a free­kick. Min­utes later Sen­glea were forced to make their first sub­sti­tu­tion, and the new­comer Guz­man went close with a header sec­onds later.

On 37 min­utes Ryan Dalli mis­kicked from an ideal po­si­tion af­ter a Vit­to­riosa de­fen­sive blunder. Sen­glea were now all over their op­po­nents and were unlucky on 40 min­utes when a Guz­man header hit the cross­bar.

On the re­sump­tion Vit­to­riosa had two good op­por­tu­ni­ties, both through Obiefule but the striker failed to score. On 74 min­utes Sen­glea were re­duced to ten play­ers when Cesco Guz­man re­ceived a sec­ond book­ing af­ter floor­ing Liam Gauci.

In the re­main­ing min­utes Sen­glea pushed des­per­ately for­ward but Vit­to­riosa held on to their slen­der lead to claim the derby vic­tory.

K. Ma­gri, D. Pisani, R. Previ, D. Fava (A. Far­ru­gia), C. Spi­teri, A. Galea, O. Obiefule (F. Dhrami), A. Dhrami, P. Mr­vic, L. Gauci, L. Grech (S. Eboh).

Jef­frey Far­ru­gia, R. Vella, Jur­gen Far­ru­gia, R. Tanti (D. Xuereb), K. Tanti (C. Guz­man), P. Doffo, M. Del Ne­gro, H. Vella, R. Dalli, J. Cabral, M. De Souse Dias (A. Obaje Smith)

Eman Grech

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