Mosta go top as Wardija lose first game

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

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.

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