Zeb­bug hit five past Sirens for first win

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Zeb­bug Rangers ob­tained their first vic­tory of the sea­son as they hit five goals past newly pro­moted side Sirens.

Zeb­bug fully de­served their vic­tory as they played the bet­ter foot­bal es­pe­cially in the first half with their striker Tre­bo­vac in splen­did form.

Sirens did the early run­ning but went be­hind af­ter only six min­utes play when Tomis­lav Tre­bo­vac scored a beauty di­rect from a free­kick.

Sirens tried to re­cover from this set­back and went close on the half hour with a Zam­mit header.

But four min­utes later Zeb­bug dou­bled the score, and once again it was Tre­bo­vac who did all the run­ning beat­ing a cou­ple of de­fend­ers be­fore hit­ting home from an acute an­gle.

On the rsump­tion Ze­bug con­trolled the match and their twogoal cush­ion and put their minds at rest on 65 min­utes when de­fender Ratko Mandic headed home the third fol­low­ing a cor­ner ac­tion.

Sirens were prac­ti­cally dead and buried and Zeb­bug made four a cou­ple of min­utes later when the promis­ing Dario Tabone mad his way in­side the box past a cou­ple of Sirens de­fend­ers be­fore fin­ish­ing off in style.

On 73 min­utes how­ever Sirens man­aged to score a con­so­la­tion goal when Charles Newuche headed beau­ti­fully home fol­low­ing a free­kick ac­tion.

Eight min­utes from time Zeb­bug re-es­tab­lished their four-gol lead when Sirens vet­eran de­fender Ty­rone Far­ru­gia scored an own goal in an at­tempt to stop Rababah from scor­ing.

But the same de­fender made amends on 87 min­utes when he man­aged to squeeze the ball home fol­low­ing a melee in front of the Ze­bug goal, to net Sirens’ sec­ond goal of a rather dis­ap­point­ing evening for the new­com­ers.

Zeb­bug R: J. Az­zopardi, C. Ikenna Kean, T. Tre­bo­vac, R. Ba­jada, A. Curmi (A. Mi­callef), A. Agius, D. Tabone, S. Borg, I. Meli, O. Rababah, R. Mandic,

Sirens: S. Cini, D. Sant, T. Far­ru­gia, L. Gabrieli, L. Zam­mit, I. Curmi, O. Anonam, R. Vaduva (R. Sciber­ras), C. Newuche, C. Caru­ana (C. Vella), I. Zam­mit

Ref­eree: Eman Grech

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