Stub­born Lija prove a point

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - SPORT -

Pem­broke A: A. Chet­cuti, M. Focsa, J.P. Mif­sud Tri­g­anza, T. Fenech, W. Moacir da Rosa, D. Cachia, A. Hili, N. Grech, M.A. Borg, I. Misan, Y. Tonna Lija A: L. Bon­nici, C. Cas­sar (L. Mus­cat 46’), P. Borg, D. Scerri, E. Beu, A. Sam­mut (R. Sam­mut 88’), A. Borg, K. Ko­ken, P. Luiz Soares, A. Galea, L.J. Schem­bri Ref­eree: Daniel Scerri Scor­ers: L.J. Schem­bri 11’ (L), T. Fenech 28’ (P), J.P. Mif­sud Tri­g­anza 34’, 48’ (P), L. Pe­dro Gusso 62’ (L), K. Kuroki 81’ (L’)

Pem­broke lost a good op­por­tu­nity to storm to the top of the stand­ings when they failed to beat Lija, even though en­joy­ing a 3-1 lead early in the sec­ond half. But a stub­born Lija side, stil un­beaten so far like their op­po­nents Pem­broke, had other ideas as they kept be­liev­ing in their qual­i­ties and they fi­nally were re­warded.

It was a spec­tac­u­lar match to say the least, with Lija tak­ing an early lead but Pem­broke, with Wilme­sen and Mif­sud Tri­g­anza in full splen­dour, turned the tide in their favour with three well taken goals.

Maybe Pem­broke sat on their lau­rels too much in ad­vance af­ter build­ing a 3-1 lead, and Lija pun­ished them with a gal­lant dis­play to bounce back and snatch a 3-3 draw.

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