Ra­bat beat Lija in five-goal thriller

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Ra­bat Ajax notched their sec­ond con­sec­u­tive vic­tory of the sea­son beat­ing Lija by the odd goal in five in a spec­tac­u­lar match.

Ra­bat went close af­ter only sixty sec­onds and forged ahead af­ter four min­utes when cap­tain Adam Smeir fired home a short clear­ance by goal­keeper Bon­nici.

Lija drew level on 27 min­utes when Er­jon Beu was pulled down in­side the box and from the penalty spot the same Beu fired home.

Just be­fore the end of the first half ra­bat were once again in front when Adam Smeir ob­tained his brace scor­ing a great goal af­ter neatly drib­bling past a Lije de­fender.

Lija as ex­pected stormed for­ward in the sec­ond half and ob­tained a de­served equaliser on 56 min­utes when from an Er­jon Beu cor­ner Ige Adeshina heade beau­ti­fully home giv­ing Mintoff no chance to save.

On 62 min­utes Ra­bat missed a sit­ter when Ryan Mi­callef failed to beat Bon­nici all alone in front of goal. But from the re­sul­tant cor­ner Ra­bat scored what proved to be the win­ner when Dy­lan Fal­zon man­aged to squeeze the ball past Bon­nici on the first post. Lija A: L. Bon­nici, C. Cas­sar, P. Babic, L. Mus­cat, P. Borg, D. Scerri, E. Beu, J. Gar­cia Vi­dal, M. Clinch (B. Antig­nolo), A. Ige (A. Galea), P. Dan­dolo (A. Sam­mut).

Ra­bat A: S. Mintoff, N. Caru­ana, L. Cauchi, J. Caru­ana, S. Gauci, B. Mi­callef, A. Smeir (K. Mus­cat), N. At­tard (G. Bugeja), D. Fal­zon, E. Good­man, R. Mi­callef (W. Borg).

Ref­eree: Fy­o­dor Zam­mit

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malta

© PressReader. All rights reserved.