Qormi make it three vic­to­ries in a row

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Qormi ob­tained their third con­sec­u­tive vic­tory beat­ing Melita thanks to a well taken goal by sub­sti­tute Lawrence Chiedozie.

The ex-Ra­bat striker scored with an over­head kick to give Qormi a de­served vic­tory in a game that only came to life in the last quar­ter when Melita ob­tained the draw from the penalty spot.

This vic­tory lifts Qormi fur­ther up in the ta­ble and pushes Melita in deep rel­e­ga­tion trou­ble.

The game played in dif­fi­cult weather con­di­tions failed to lift off and was scrappy at times, es­pe­cially in the open­ing 20 min­utes.

On 22 Camil­leri Michael cre­ated havoc in the Melita penalty area and Noah Ojuola’s shot from close range was bril­liantly blocked by Grima.

Three min­utes later an Alan Abela mis­kick in­ad­vert­edly served Guz­man who should have done bet­ter, but he blasted well over the bar when well placed.

On 34 min­utes Qormi al­most took the lead when an­other Alan Abela clear­ance from mid­field was craftly di­rected by the fierce wind to­wards the top cor­ner, but Grima was on the alert to save the dan­ger.

But Grima had to give up four min­utes later when Darko Medic man­aged to con­trol the ball and flick to­wards the top cor­ner to put Qormi in front.

Ten min­utes into the sec­ond half Noah Ojuola drib­bled past a cou­ple of de­fend­ers but his ef­fort went off tar­get. On 69 min­utes a Russo drive was han­dled by a Qormi de­fender with ref­eree Grech award­ing the penalty, and from which Ivan Tufegdzic made no mis­take send­ing Balzan the wrong way.

Three min­utes from time Grima ef­fected a great save off a Mark Bar­bara first timer and from the re­sul­tant cor­ner sub­sti­tute Lawrence Chiedozie scored a great goal with an over­head kick.

D. Balzan, Y. Yankam, O. Sidibe, D. Vukovic, M. Camil­leri, B. Grech, A. Abela, T. Guz­man (M. Bar­bara), D. Medic (L. Chiedozie), A. Cas­sar, N. Ojuola.

N. Grima, J. Abela, R. Par­rado, I. Tufegdzic, K. Pace, M. Fenech (D. Far­ru­gia), E. Cor­nago (T. Sin­gle­ton), M. Russo, J.P. At­tard, L. Mif­sud, A. Borg Olivier. Sen­glea A Naxxar L Vit­to­riosa S Mqabba Qormi Lija A Sirens Ra­bat A Fgura U Gharghur Pi­eta H Zeb­bug R Melita Marsa Eman Grech

Stand­ings

P 6 6 5 5 6 5 6 5 5 5 5 6 6 5 W 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 D 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 L F A Pts 1 18 5 13 2 7 4 12 1 10 6 10 1 5 1 10 3 7 11 9 2 11 7 7 3 11 14 7 2 8 9 7 2 4 8 7 2 10 15 7 3 8 8 6 3 9 10 5 3 5 11 5 4 7 11 3

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