Obiefule strike hands Vit­to­riosa first win

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - SPORT -

Vit­to­riosa S 1 Marsa 0

An Obiefule well taken goal eight min­utes into the sec­ond half proved to be enough for Vit­troiosa to gain their first win of the sea­son and in­flict the sec­ond con­sec­u­tive de­feat on Marsa. The game was at its best af­ter Vit­to­riosa’s goal, af­ter a rather dull first half.

The Stars de­served their vic­tory with Suarez Leon in splen­did form, with Marsa’s late re­ac­tion prov­ing to be too lit­tle too late.

The first half sim­ply failed to lift off with very few scor­ing chances.

Both sides tried their best but they sim­ply failed the fi­nal pass in the last me­ters. Vit­to­riosa had a slight edge over their op­po­nents, and were some­what more ef­fec­tive up­front.

Their new for­eign im­port Suarez Leon had some very good touches but failed to amal­ga­mate with striker Obiefule, as Jojo Ogunuppe was left on the bench, with Dun­can Pisani be­ing the most dan­ger­ous in front of goal.

Marsa played mainly in de­fence but had some ven­tures for­ward and their build up was good. How­ever strik­ers Charles Newuche and Dy­lan Pirotta failed to im­press, with Joseph Far­ru­gia in mid­field ar­guably their best player.

Good­man had a good free­kick well saved by Mi­callef in the open­ing stages and Dun­can Pisani went very close on 38 min­utes with his grounder miss­ing the base of the up­right by a whisker.

Eight min­utes into the sec­ond half Vit­to­riosa broke the dead­lock when from a Suarez Leon inch per­fect cross from the left, Obinna Obiefule pounced on the prey to hit home from close range.

Three min­utes later Suarez leon tested Mi­callef af­ter a solo move.

On 72 min­utes Vit­to­riosa went close again an Ethan Good­man free­kick go­ing over the bar.

Vit­to­riosa S: K. Ma­gri, G. Sul­tana, E. Good­man (J. Ogunuppe 80 min), L. Gauci, J. Galea (J. Pace 63 min), D. Pisani, D. Fava, C. Spi­teri, C.J. Suarez Leon (A. Leilis 85 min), A. Far­ru­gia, O. Obiefule.

Marsa: S. Mi­callef, E. Grech, M. Busut­til, B. Es­sel, N. Mi­callef, D. Galubovic (M. Dim­itri­je­vic 78 min), J. Far­ru­gia , M. Gauci, C. Newuche, D. Pirotta (G. Portelli 61 min), E. Bonello (Joyfred Far­ru­gia 61 min).

Ref­eree: Glenn Tonna

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