Żebbuġ win low key game
Pembroke Zebbug 0 1
In this low key game shots at goal were very scarce and both keepers were not kept busy as for long stretches play was restricted to midfield. Zebbug are now on 16 points from 7 games while Pembroke have 7 points from same number of games. Pembroke created the first action as Zachary Portelli served Anas Fathii with a through ball and Zebbug keeper Luke Camilleri had to come out of his charge and kick the ball away to safety. Zebbug’s Andrea Camilleri served Nicholas Galea with a cross from the right but Pembroke keeper Adam Borg Mercieca saved his close-range header. Zebbug keeper Luke Camilleri saved a header by Jake Dougall after a cross by Kyle Sciberaas Balbi. The same player headed just over the bar after a cross by Anas Fathi and Jordon Busuttil missed the upright from outside the area after dribbling an opponent. Zebbug created the last action before the break when Deandre Grima missed the upright from inside the area after outspeeding an opponent. The first action after the resumption was created by Zebbug when after a Thomas Camilleri flag kick, Tristan Azzopardi miscued his shot from close-range and Borg Mercieca was able to save his feeble shot. In the 55th minute Zebbug opened the score as they won a free kick in midfield. Neil Gauci floated a high ball in the area and James Farrugia rose above friend and foe to score with a header. Pembroke reacted and Zachary Portelli released Fathi in the area but Camilleri foiled him with a timely sortie. In a fast counter-attack by Zebbug, Azzopardi served Grima with a through ball on the right flank who after advancing, missed the bar by a whisker with his cross-shot. Just before the final whistle, Zebbug came close to a second goal as Gilbert Attard served Andrea Camilleri with a through ball in the area but the ball was cleared on the line from his shot.
A.Borg Mercieca, K.Vella, Z.Portelli, A.Fathi, I.Buhagiar, A.Grima, J.DSougall, K.Gatt, K.Sciberras Balbi, J.Busuttil.
L.Camilleri, D.Agius, T.camilleri, N.Galea, N.Gauci, T.Azzopardi,J.Farrugia, A.Aquilina, L.Apap, D.Grima, A.Camilleri