Early goal enough for Qormi

Malta Independent - - SPORT - Qormi: Sirens: Ref­eree:

Qormi Sirens 1 0

An early goal scored by Gae­tano Da Silva was enough for Qormi to beat Sirens and notch their sec­ond con­sec­u­tive vic­tory of the sea­son.

It was a de­served vic­tory for Brian Spi­teri’s side, es­pe­cially af­ter their first half show­ing in which they should have added fur­ther goals to their tally.

In the sec­ond half Sirens tried to push for­ward in search of the equaliser but Galea and Agius were not in the form they played their first match against Melita seven days ago.

Af­ter barely four min­utes play Qormi took the lead when Jose Lu­cas Gae­tano Da Silva was put through by De­jan Vukovic and the Brazil­ian striker darted in­side the box be­fore beat­ing Cini with a well taken shot.

Sixty sec­onds later Qormi went close again with a beau­ti­ful first­timer from Michael Camil­leri that was well saved by goal­keeper Cini. On eight min­utes another good op­por­tu­nity for Qormi with a De­jan Vukovic grounder slightly miss­ing the base of the up­right.

Sirens first at­tempt came on 35 min­utes with a Daniel Agius shot go­ing slightly over the bar, and on the other end it was Michael Camil­leri who tried his luck with the ball over the bar.

On 42 min­utes Sirens were un­lucky when a Daniel Agius ef­fort from the edge of the area slammed against the cross­bar.

Just be­fore the break Qormi should have dou­bled the score when Matombo passed to­wards Michael Camil­leri whose shot from close range was blocked by Cini.

On the re­sump­tion Sirens had more of the ball­but he game be­came scrappy and nasty too with the ref­eree hav­ing a hard time in keep­ing the match un­der con­trol even if he had to re­sort to many yel­low cards.

Sirens best chance came in stop­page time when Gio­vanni Galea’s close range ef­fort was some­how blocked by Az­zopardi.

J. Az­zopardi, J.L. Gae­tano Da Silva (T. Guz­man 90 min), Y. Yankam, L. Busut­til, D. Vukovic, L. Adamec, B. Grech, A. Abela, C. Matombo (J. Salaroli 59 min), M. Camil­leri (N. Ghio 85 min), A. Cas­sar.

S. Cini, L. Zam­mit (M. Mi­callef 83 min), B. Kre­men­ovic, D. Sant, R. Previ, I. Curmi (I. Chir­cop 65 min), D. Medic, R. Sciber­ras (C. Caru­ana 53 min), D. Agius, G. Galea, A. Obaje.

Dar­ryl Agius

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