An­other draw for Pembroke

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - SPORT -

Pembroke 2 Mqabba 2

Pembroke had to set­tle for the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive draw of the sea­son when they were held to a 2-2 draw by Mqabba who gained their first point of the sea­son. To be fair Mqabba de­served some­thing bet­ter from this match as they held the ini­tia­tive for long stretches.

Mqabba suf­fered two goals al­most against the run of play, but were ca­pa­ble of mak­ing a qucik re­cov­ery thanks to a Chimezie brace. In the sec­ond half Mqabba failed to keep up the mo­mento and were un­able to grab the three points even when they had nu­mer­i­cal su­pe­ri­or­ity in the last eleven min­utes.

It was Pembroke who the first scor­ing op­por­tu­nity when Jean Pierre Mif­sud Tri­g­anza passed to­wards Ya­nis Tonna who all alone in front of goal failed to beat De­bono.

Ya­nis Tonna was tripped in­side the area by Ren­nie Tanti and from the penalty spot Njongo Priso made no mis­take.

Af­ter barely two min­utes Pembroke dou­bled the score when Ya­nis Tonna started a fast break with his cross find­ing Priso un­marked and the striker made no mis­take to ob­tain his brace. Mqabba re­cov­ered from this dou­ble blow as they pulled one back on 31 min­utes when Tre­bo­vac was brought down in­side the box by Dino Cachia and Paul Chimezie scored in style this sec­ond penalty of the match.

Mqabba con­tin­ued to at­tack and a minute be­fore the break they drew level when a Paul Chimezie de­flected shot from the edge of the area com­plete­ley de­ceived Pembroke goal­keeper Ger­ada.

On the re­sump­tion the match slowed down a lit­tle even though mqabba still held the edge over their op­po­nents.

Eleven min­utes from time Pembroke were re­duced to ten men when Mead Mif­sud re­ceived a sec­ond book­ing.

Pembroke A: K. Ger­ada, Y. Tonna (L. Grech 87 min), J.P. Mif­sud Tri­g­anza, M.A. Borg, C. Alvez De Souza, D. Cachia, M. Mif­sud, N. Priso (R. Re­falo 86 min), N. Grech, T. Fenech (W. Chir­cop 63 min), Z. Grech.

Mqabba: J. De­bono, A. Sci­cluna, M. Borg, K. Cu­ta­jar, L. Vella Cri­tien, T. Tre­bo­vac, P. Chimezie, G. Ge­sualdi (L. Mi­callef 46 min), R. Tanti, D. Fal­zon (G. Mi­callef 62 min), N. Ojuola (R. Mandic 46 min).

Ref­eree: Darko Stankovic

Ya­nis Tonna (C) of Pembroke Ath­leta out jumps Mqabba's Karl Cu­ta­jar. Photo: Domenic Aquilina

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malta

© PressReader. All rights reserved.