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