Stub­born Zeb­bug prove a point

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A stub­born de­fen­sive dis­play from Zeb­bug dented Se­b­glea’s as­pi­ra­tions to join Mqabba at the top of the stand­ings.

Sen­glea dom­i­nated the first half for long stretches but at the end of the firsst fourty five min­utes thay had noth­ing or lit­tle to show for their con­stant pres­sure.

On three mini­utes a Ryan Dalli shot on the turn was stopped by the cross­bar and min­utes later from a Ryan Dalli free­kick, Jun­inho Cabral had a good con­trol of the match but his ef­fort sailed over the bar.

Zeb­bug’s only shot at goal came half way through the first half with Aaron Agius’ shot well over the bar. On 28 min­utes Chris­tian Cas­sar’s ef­fort slightly missed the up­right.

In the dy­ing min­utes Ryan Dalli had a good scor­ing op­por­tu­nity when he re­ceived a good ball from the left from Dias, but his weak ef­fort from ideal po­si­tion was eas­ily saved by Az­zopardi.

On the re­sump­tion Sen­glea con­tin­ued to dic­tate mat­ters with Az­zopardi sav­ing a Sam­mut grounder. On 55 min­utes Az­zopardi made a great save off a Guz­man header fol­low­ing a corner taken by Dias. On 67 min­utes Dalli failed to con­nect in front of goal fol­low­ing a good run by Dias, who was leter sub­sti­tuted.

Thir­teen min­utes from time Sen­glea went close again with a Ryan Dalli point blank ef­fort blocked by Az­zopardi.

J. Az­zopardi, T. Tre­bo­vac, D. Tabone, C. Ikenna Kean, A. Agius, S. Borg, R. Ba­jada, A. Mi­callef, C. Pace (K. Zam­mit), R. Mandic, I. Meli.

Jef­frey Far­ru­gia, R. Vella, Jur­gen Far­ru­gia, J. Pace, C. Guz­man, P. Doffo, C. Cas­sar, R. Dalli, J. Cabral, M. De Sousa Dias (A. Obaje-Smith), P. Sam­mut (K. Abela).

Jude Amin Utulu

Stand­ings

Mqabba Sen­glea A Naxxar L Lija A Vit­to­riosa S Rabat A Sirens Pi­eta H Qormi Għargħur Fgura U Melita Zeb­bug R Marsa P 7 7 6 6 6 7 7 7 6 7 6 7 7 6 W 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 D 1 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 3 3 0 L F A Pts 1 10 2 16 1 18 5 14 2 7 4 12 2 13 8 10 2 11 8 10 3 911 10 3 12 14 10 4 11 9 9 3 7 11 9 3 12 19 8 3 4 11 7 3 612 6 3 910 6 5 712 3

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