Mosta go top as Wardija lose first game
Two more games were played in the MSV Life Masters League with Wardija losing their first game. They had to play three quarters of the game with only five players, whilst Mosta Shaggy Pub kept on marching winning their fifth consecutive game,
Fielding almost their best formation, with only the suspended goalie Mauro Valestro missing, Zabbar Masters won their second consecutive game and now they are joint six in the standings together with B’Kara.
Although they had the advantage of playing almost three quarters of the game with a man more - Wardija had Renie Forace sent out - they managed to win a difficult encounter by the minimum margin 9-8.
This was a shock defeat for Wardija after winning their first four games. With five players they kept fighting till the end and with some more minutes they could have a least got a draw.
Up to the end of the first period, there was not much difference between the two sides. At the interval, Zabbar leading 4-3.
After the break, Zabbar were the better side and went on to score three to take a good lead of 7-3. However Wardija, having some experienced players, fought on and almost saved the day scoring four in the last quarter. However, Zabbar took advantage of the gaps at the back by Wardija and had Gilbert Scerri, their best player, also getting a hat-trick.
Mosta Shaggy Pub continued to leave their mark and kept on marching when they beat a modest Valletta side 11-4 to register their fifth consecutive win and now lead the way at the top with full points.
Valletta tried hard but their coach Nardu Farrugia is still finding difficulty in having the best formation. To make matters worse they had their best goalkeeper, Chris Calleja, injured and had to be replaced.
Mosta were leading 6-2 at the end of the first half. In the second half Mosta were superior and although Valletta increased their efforts they still could not match their opponents.