St. An­drews win keen game

Malta Independent - - SPORT - Vic­tor Cian­gura St An­drews: Mosta:

St. An­drews Mosta 2 1

A very en­ter­tain­ing, fast and keen game as both teams had their very good mo­ments. The game was watched by a large crowd at the Luxol Ground.

The first threat came from Mosta when Calvin Camil­leri was fouled on the left edge of the area and af­ter the same player’s free kick, Miguel Aquilina headed slightly over the bar.

St. An­drews reacted. Jamie six­smith re­leased Alexan­der Satar­i­ano in the area but Mosta keeper Kyle Zam­mit foiled him with a timely sor­tie. Marcus Grima then served Six­smith on the edge of the area and he drove slightly over the bar.

In an­other ac­tion by Mosta, Liam Portelli drib­bled past three op­po­nents on the left flank and af­ter en­ter­ing the area St. An­drews keeper Dun­can For­mosa partly saved his shot the ball was cleared away.

In the 21st minute St. An­drews opened the score as Grima re­leased Satar­i­ano in the area af­ter drib­bling past an op­po­nent and he net­ted with a hard low drive.

Two min­utes later in a Mosta at­tack Camil­leri re­leased Jor­dan Vella on the edge of the area and he was tripped from be­hind by a de­fender but the ref­eree waved play on.

Mosta restored equilib­rium in the 24th minute when Matthias For­mosa re­leased Portelli on the left flank who then crossed to Jor­dan Vella in the area who scored with a di­ag­o­nal low shot.

Their joy was, how­ever, short­lived as three min­utes later St. An­drews re­gained their slen­der lead when Lee At­tard drib­bled past an op­po­nent on the left flank and set Satar­i­ano free in the area who again scored with a low shot.

In the last ac­tion be­fore the break Mosta player Calvin Camil­leri was shown the yel­low card for sim­u­lat­ing a foul in the penalty area.

The first ac­tion af­ter restart was cre­ated by Mosta when Vella was fouled out­side the area and af­ter the free kick by Portelli was partly cleared the same player drove out from the re­bound, at the other end, Adam Ma­gri Ov­erend was fouled out­side the area and Zam­mit saved in two at­tempts the free kick by the same player, and later also saved in two at­tempts a shot by Sa­muel Bar­thet from the left edge of the area af­ter a cross by Six­smith.

In an­other ac­tion by Mosta Miguel Aquilina drib­bled past two op­po­nents on the left flank who then crossed the ball to Camil­leri and For­mosa de­nied him with a div­ing save and he did like­wise mo­ments later as he saved a free kick shot by Camil­leri af­ter a foul on the same player.

Seven min­utes be­fore the end St. An­drews came very close to add a third goal when Grima re­leased sub­sti­tute Mat­teo San­sone in the area and the ball thumped the bar from his hard drive with At­tard beaten and fin­ished out of play.

D.For­mosa, S.Bar­thet, A.Gollcher, A.Brad­shaw, J.Six­smith, M.Grima, A.Satar­i­ano, A.Ma­gri Ov­erend, A.Thake, B.Gatt Floridia, L.At­tard

K.Zam­mit, A.Sam­mut, A.Bat­tis­telli, M.Aquilina, J.Aquilina, C.Bugeja, J.Vella, C.Camil­leri, L.Portelli, M.At­tard, M.For­mosa Ref­eree: An­drea’ Scriha Player of the match: Marcus Grima (St An­drew)

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