Żeb­buġ win low key game

Malta Independent - - SPORT - Pem­broke: Zeb­bug: Ref­eree: Player of the match:

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

Ray Tabone

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