Stubborn Lija prove a point
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.