Sec­ond suc­ces­sive win for Naxxar Naxxar L-Mqabba 2-0

Malta Independent - - Sport -

Naxxar L: O. Borg, R. Mer­cieca, M. Fenech, M. Mif­sud, D. Bon­nici, A. Az­zopardi (S. Nanapere 64’), R. Cas­sar, J. El­lul (P. El­lul 88’), C. Bugeja, A. Buha­giar, S. Meilak

Mqabba: J. De­bono, R. Da Silva Gomes, L. Mal­lia, A. Leite (G. Mi­callef 66’), W. Borg, C. Vella, D. Az­zopardi, F. Gus­man, L. Celotto (L. Suma 53’), M. Camil­leri, D. Vukovic

Ref­eree: San­dro Spi­teri

Scor­ers: Steve Meilak 81’, Satur­day Nanapere 87’

Steve D’Amato’s side ob­tained the sec­ond suc­ces­sive win beat­ing Mqabba with two late goals, al­most against the run of play. The re­sult is rather harsh on Mqabba who, es­pe­cially in the sec­ond half, were surely the bet­ter team and lost a cou­ple of good scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties, even miss­ing a penalty and also hit­ting the cross­bar.

To be fair Naxxar missed a penalty too at the start of the sec­ond half, and were sharp enough to take their chances and claim the three points at stake.

For Mqabba is was yet an­other dis­ap­point­ment. Smart­ing from two heavy defeats in the Tro­phy and against Santa Lu­cija in the League, Clive Mizzi’s side is now in a cri­sis, with an at­tack that is find­ing the go­ing hard, and with a de­fence that suf­fered thir­teen goals in the last three out­ings.

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