Fourth con­sec­u­tive vic­tory for Naxxar

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

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

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