Melita and Gharghur earn pre­cious point

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Melita and Gharghur fig­ured in an in­ter­est­ing draw with both goals scored in the frist twenty min­utes of the game. Both sides were smart­ing from two con­sec­u­tive de­feats and the point earned could be con­sid­ered a pos­i­tive re­sult for both teams.

The re­sult is a fair one with both sides do­ing their best to grab the three points at stake.

Gharghur hit the post in the first half but Melita had the bet­ter chances in the sec­ond half.

Gharghur forged ahead in their first real at­tack on seven min­utes when Luke Busut­til, one of his side’s best play­ers, passed to­wards Dar­ren Sciber­ras who drilled the ball home.

Melita had an im­me­di­ate re­ac­tion and ob­tained the equaliser on 19 min­utes when Sin­gle­ton passed to­wards Alan Borg Olivier who fired home with a pre­cise grounder.

Six min­utes later Alan Borg Olivier again tried his luck from the edge of the area but his ef­fort was well saved by Val­letta.

On 27 min­utes Gharghur went close with a William Bar­bosa free­kick that was how­ever blocked in style by melita goal­keeper Grima.

In the dy­ing min­utes of the first half melita went close with a Xuereb cross shot that al­most de­ceived the Gharghgur goal­keeper and on the other end the Melita goal­keeper was saved by the cross­bar off a shot by Ly­den Vella.

The sec­ond half was less in­tense, with Melita how­ever hav­ing more of the ball and even hav­ing the bet­ter scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Five min­utes from the restart a Luke Sciber­ras ef­fort was well saved by Grima and from the re­bound Carlo Gie missed a sit­ter in front of goal shoot­ing in­cred­i­bly wide.

On 70 min­utes the Gharghur goal­keeper val­letta was out­stand­ing with two great saves. He first blocked a fierce drive from Alan Borg Olivier and then dived to save Cor­nago’s point blank shot from the re­bound.

Eight min­utes from time Melita al­most snatched a dra­matic vic­tory when fol­low­ing a melee in front of goal the ball came in Cor­nago’s path, but the Melita player failed to put the ball at the back of the net with his ef­fort from close range go­ing inches wide.

Melita: N. Grima; J.P. At­tard, A. Mizzi, I. Tufegdzic, K. Pace, M. Fenech (M. Cachia), E. Cor­nago, M. Russo (N. Brad­shaw), A. Xuereb, A. Borg Olivier, T. Sin­gle­ton

Għargħur: Z. Val­letta: W. Bar­bosa, J. Az­zopardi, L. Busut­til, M. Fag­beja (J. C. Da Silva), M. Spi­teri, L. Galea, J. Briffa, L. Vella, C. Gie, D. Sciber­ras

Ref­eree: Darko Stankovic

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malta

© PressReader. All rights reserved.