Stripes too strong for Ham­run

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Ham­run 0 Birkirkara 6

The fi­nal re­sult is a clear in­di­ca­tion of the dif­fer­ence be­tween the two teams. Ħam­run had only a few good mo­ments while Birkirkara dic­tated mat­ters for long stretches.

Ħam­run are now on 3 points from two games while Birkirkara are on 4 points also from two games.

The game was hardly a minute old when Birkirkara came close to open the score when Ayr­ton At­tard was fouled out­side the area and af­ter Karl Caru­ana’s free kick Ħam­run keeper Clint Borg had to dive and save a closerange shot by At­tard.

The Stripes missed a good op­por­tu­nity in the 9th minute when Caru­ana skied the ball with only Ħam­run keeper Clint Borg to beat af­ter a cross by Lian For­mosa.

Birkirkara opened the score in the 23rd minute as Michele Vella set Caru­ana free in the area af­ter drib­bling past an op­po­nent and scored with a low drive. Min­utes later Borg had to dive and save a shot by At­tard from the left edge of the area af­ter a through pass by Neil Frig­gieri.

Ħam­run re­acted and Jamie Carabott pounced on a faulty clear­ance and Sylla had to dive and save his long dis­tance shot.

Seven min­utes af­ter the restart Birkirkara dou­bled their lead when Paul Mbong drib­bled past an op­po­nent out­side the area and passed the ball to At­tard in the area who scored with a hard low drive. Four min­utes later the score be­came 3-0 as Mbong scored with a hard ris­ing shot from in­side the area.

In the 56th minute Birkirkara scored a fourth goal through At­tard who en­tered the area af­ter drib­bling past an op­po­nent and scored with a low shot.

Be­tween the 61st and 66th min­utes Birkirkara added two more goals to make it 6-0. Zam­mit Lonardelli set At­tard free in the area who again net­ted with a low drive and Chris­tian Mula then scored with a hard low drive.

In the last ac­tion be­fore the end

Ħam­run won a cor­ner kick on the left flank which was taken by Frig­gieri but Sylla saved a header by Hig­gans.

Ħam­run: C.Borg, C.Galea, I.Karoma, C.Cu­ta­jar, L.Mif­sud, C.Bon­nici, L.Frig­gieri, J.Carabott, R.Vella, S.Briffa, K.Hig­gans

Birkirkara: A Sylla, L.For­mosa, B.Calleja, N.Frig­gieri, G.At­tard, N.Far­ru­gia, C.Zam­mit Lonardelli, M.Vella, A.At­tard, K.Caru­ana, P.Mbong Ref­eree: Gor­don Camil­leri Player of the match: Ayr­ton At­tard (Birkirkara)

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