Mosta and Qormi share spoils

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Mosta took the field with three reg­u­lars miss­ing as Luke Far­ru­gia is in­jured and Den­zil Sal­iba and Gian­luca Sciber­ras are both serv­ing sus­pen­sion. They dic­tated mat­ters for long stretches but failed to turn their su­pe­ri­or­ity into goals but credit must be given to Qormi keeper Kras­simir Zammit who was very alert with per­fect timely sor­ties.

The early pres­sure was ap­plied by Mosta. An­drew Camil­leri served Nathan Agius in the area and Zammit saved his lobbed ball. Mat­teo Vella re­leased Ish­mael Galea on the right flank and Al­le­an­dro Garzia foiled him with a timely tackle and Vella drib­bled past an op­po­nent on the right flank and Zammit neu­tralised the ball from his cross.

Two ac­tions were then cre­ated by Qormi. Garzia served Miguel Xuereb with a cross from the right flank and Mosta keeper Daniel Grima saved his header from in­side the area and Ni­cholai Fal­zon re­leased Luke Cop­pola in the area and Grima foiled him with a per­fect timely sor­tie.

Three min­utes be­fore the break Mosta came very close to break the dead­lock when Camil­leri served Vella with a cross in the area and the ball was cleared on the line from his header.

Soon after restart Mosta mounted the first ac­tions. Gabriel Sant re­leased Vella in the area and the alert Zammit foiled him with a timely sor­tie. Vella pounced on a loose ball on the edge of the area and he drove slightly over the bar. Owen Sam­mut re­leased sub­sti­tute Leon Zammit on the left flank and Xuereb foiled him with a timely tackle and Matthew Grech served Vella on the left flank and Xuereb headed the ball away fol­low­ing his dan­ger­ous cross.

In an ac­tion by Qormi Ja­cob Mizzi was fouled in his own half and the ball was cleared away from the free kick by Garzia. Mosta then cre­ated the last two ac­tions be­fore the end as sub­sti­tute Moustafa Malool served sub­stiute Gabriel Grech with a through ball and Zammit came out of his charge to kick the ball away and a flag kick by Vella was cleared to an­otrher cor­ner.

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