Fourth consecutive victory for Naxxar
Naxxar registered their fourth consecutive victory by beating their neighbours Gharghur 2-0 in a well-fought derby.
This victory places the Lions at the top of the table, albeit only temporarily.
On the other hand Gharghur have failed to register a victory in their last four outings, only managing to bag 2 points in four showings.
Naxxar took the lead on 12 minutes when from a quick counterattack by Guevara Munoz and Yuri De Jesus Messias, it was the latter’s shot who went past goalkeeper Valletta.
On the half hour Għargħur at last made their mark as Isaac Chircop tried his luck from outside the area with the ball finishing just wide. On 35minutes it was Naxxar again who came close when Duane Bonnici turned well to see his shot from outside the area saved for a corner by Valletta. From the said corner Angus Buhagiar’s header was saved near the post as the ball was destined to hit the back of the net.
The second goal for Naxxar came on 63 minutes when Duane Bonnici went past two defenders, and although he was lucky when a deflection came his way, he squeezed the ball to the unmarked Jurgen Debono who easily beat Valletta from just inside the area.
Gharghur: Z. Valletta, K. Conti (D. Sciberras), K. Fedele, J. Azzopardi, I. Chircop (M.Spiteri), L. Busuttil, J.S. Sousa Martins Da Silva (C. Gie), L. Galea, W. Barbosa, J. Briffa, E. Delima Nicolau
Naxxar: O. Borg, A. Buhagiar, N. Spiteri, D. Bonnici (John Debono), R. Cassar, R. Grech, M. Fenech, S. Guevara Munoz (J. Ellul), Jurgen Debono, A. Lubos, Y. Messias (U. Jovenal)Scorer: Y. Messias 12’, J. Debono 63’
Referee: Malcolm Spiteri