Heavy rain­fall causes abon­don­ment

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Zur­rieq 0 Marsaskala 1

(Abb. af­ter 45 min­utes)

This game at Mġarr Ground was played un­der a con­tin­ious rain­fall and both sets of play­ers were so­ken-wet af­ter the first pe­riod. Żur­rieq were the first to threaten. Saviour Tabone re­leased Atheos Spiteri on the right flank and a de­fender cleared the ball away fol­low­ing his danger­ous cross and af­ter a Theon Camil­leri flag kick the ball was partly cleared out­side the area and Tabone drove out from the re­bound. Marsaskala re­acted and mounted three ac­tions. Ly­don Pisani drib­bled past two op­po­nents on the left flank and af­ter en­ter­ing the area Żur­rieq keeper An­son Sal­iba partly saved his shot and a de­fender cleared away the danger. Ryan Mi­callef Garzia square-passed the ball to Jake Eady and af­ter Sal­iba partly saved his shot from the dis­tance a de­fender cleared the ball away to safety and Mi­callef Garzia set Kerstin Mer­cieca through in the area and he missed the up­right by inches. Żur­rieq then mounted the last ac­tion be­fore the break as Edan Dar­manin was fouled on the right edge of the area and Marsaskala keeper Duane Lofreda saved in two at­tempts the free kick shot by Spiteri. Six min­utes af­ter restart Marsaskala opened the score when Mer­cieca pounced on a faulty clear­ance and af­ter en­ter­ing the area he drib­bled past the on­rush­ing Sal­iba and scored with a tap-in and in an­other ac­tion in the 43rd minute Pisani served Mer­cieca with a through ball in the area and a de­fender cleared the ball to a cor­ner which was taken by El­ton Cachia and Sal­iba saved a header by Eady. In the 45 th minute Ref­eree An­dre’ Pavia abon­doned the game be­cause of the con­tin­ious rain­fall. Żur­rieq: A Sal­iba, K.Mizzi, T.Camil­leri, S.Tabone, E.Dar­manin, G.Cas­sar, A.Borg, A.Spiteri, J.Ba­jada, I.Portelli, L.Ab­dul Rah­man

Marsaskala: D.Lofreda, J.Eady, R.Mi­callef Garzia, S.Fenech, J.Grech, M.Plum­ton, L.Pisani, K.Mer­cieca, E.Cachia, M.Cas­sar, N.Cauchi

The other game from The Un­der 17 Sec­tion C be­tween Mqabba and Lija-Ik­lin which was sup­posed to be played af­ter the Un­der 15 game was not played.

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