Sen­glea cruise to victory with first half goals

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Sen­glea Ath­letic re­turned to winnning ways af­ter their derby set­back when they eas­ily beat Fgura thanks to three first half goals. The score is a bit harsh on Fgura who din not de­serve to lose by a three-goal mar­gin, as they hit the cross­bar twice in the sec­ond half.

How­ever Sen­glea de­served their victory show­ing that they have all cre­den­tials to fight for a Pre­mier­ship berth at the end of the sea­son. The re­turn­ing Jun­inho Cabral con­firmed all his po­ten­tial scor­ing an­other two goals to bring his tally to an im­pres­sive eight so far this sea­son.

Fgura did the early run­ning with a George Chicop point blank ef­fort that was blocked by a Sen­glea de­fender. On 12 min­utes Sen­glea went in front with a gift goal from Fgura goal­keeper Matthew Camil­leri who fum­bled a weak cen­tral ef­fort from Jun­inho Cabral with the ball fin­ish­ing at the back of the net.

On 40 min­utes Sen­glea dou­bled the score when Chris­tian Cas­sar re­ceived the ball from Cabral, his first ef­fort was blocked by a de­fender, but Cas­sar kept his cool and his sec­ond ef­fort was clyn­i­cal with the ball fin­ish­ing in the far cor­ner.

Se­conda later Dy­lan Xuereb al­most made it three when Dy­lan Xuereb shot slightly over the bar, but the third goal came on 43 min­utes when Obaje-Smith darted in­side the box and passed to Jun­inho Cabral who fired in the top cor­ner of the net.

Three min­utes into the sec­ond half Fgura were un­lucky not to pull one back when Ro­drick Spi­teri’s ef­fort was stopped by the cross­bar. Fgura held the ini­tia­tive for long stretches in the sec­ond half but they only came close

again late in the game when sub­sti­tute Matthew Spi­teri hit the cross­bar.

Sen­glea A: Jeffrey Far­ru­gia, R. Vella, Jur­gen Far­ru­gia, K. Far­ru­gia, P. Doffo, M. Del Ne­gro, C. Cas­sar, R. Dalli (H. Vella), A. Obaje-Smith (M. De Sousa Dias), D. Xuereb (P. Sam­mut), J. Cabral.

Fgura U: M. Camil­leri, D. Agius, D. Aquilina, C. Fenech, M. Caru­ana (M. Spi­teri), G. Chir­cop (M. Sota), R. Spi­teri, D. Cachia, J. Chet­cuti, R. De Fex Mar­riaga, W. Chir­cop (J. Dalli).

Ref­eree: Eti­enne Man­gion

Ac­tion from the Sen­glea v Fgura match Photo:MichaelCamil­leri

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malta

© PressReader. All rights reserved.