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APS Bank U17 Sec B – Floriana and Qormi sharing top spot

Posted By Sportinmalta On March 13, 2014 @ 11:14 am In Featured,Football | No Comments


Floriana    1


Cottonera     1


After this result Floriana are sharing top spot in the Championship Poll with Qormi on 25 points from 11 games while cottonera are in fourth position on 18 points also from 11 games.


Cottonera created the first actions. Triston Abela Wilson was fouled on the left flank and the ball was cleared away from the free kick by Romario Brignone and Abela Wilson released Carl Dimitri in the area and Floriana keeper Tyrone Gauci foiled him with a timely sortie.


In a reaction by Floriana they mounted three actions. Jake Davies released Andre’ Cutajar in the area and Cottonera keeper Lawrence Cauchi denied him with a diving save. Mauro Sultana served Cutajar with a through ball in the area and Cauchi foiled him with a timely sortie and after Sultana was fouled on the left flank the ball was cleared away with difficulty from the free kick by Martin Cauchi.


In the 21st minute Floriana opened the score when from a flag kick by Caruana the ball was partly cleared outside the area and Cutajar scored with a hard rising shot from just outside the area.


Two actions were then created by by Cottonera Ervin Abela served Gianluca Sultana with a through ball just outside the area and as Gauci came out of his charge to narrow the angle Sultana lobbed the ball well over the bar and from a flag kick by Sultana Gauci had to dive and save to a corner a header by Abela Wilson.


The last two actions before the break were both created by Floriana. From a flag kick by Cutajar the ball was cleared to another corner and Juan Degiorgio was fouled on the left flank and Cauchi saved the free kick shot by Neil Spiteri.


Eight minutes after the restart Floriana were denied by the wood work when Caruana was fouled on the right edge of the area and after the free kick by the same player the ball thumped the bar with Cauchi beaten from a header by Neil Tabone and in another action by Floriana minutes later Spiteri released Caruana on the right flank and after advancing Cauchi neutralised the ball from his cross-shot.


Cottonera kept insisting and mounted two further actions. Gabriel Calleja was fouled on the left flank and Gauci turned the ball to a corner from the free kick by Sultana and Dimitri released Calleja on the right flank who after advancing drove slightly over the bar.


In another action by Floriana Davies released Caruana on the right flank who then crossed to Degiorgio and Cauchi saved his shot from outside the area.


In the 75th minute cottonera equalised as Sultana served Abela Wilson with a through ball who made the most of a defensive indecision and scored with a low drive after entering the area.


Floriana tried to score an important winner and mounted three actions. Cutajar was fouled outside the area and Cauchi saved the free kick shot by the same palyer. Tabone was fouled on the left flank and Cauchi saved the free kick by Davies and substitute Jamie Scerri was fouled on the laft flank and the ball missed the far post by inches from the free kick by Davies.


Referee: Dorian Caruana                                                                                                                                 Player of the match: Neil Spiteri ( Floriana)


Floriana: T.Gauci, G.Azzopardi Alamango, L.Azzopardi, M.Caruana, R.Cauchi, J.Davies, J.Degiorgio, N.Spiteri, M.Sultana, N.Tabone, A.Cutajar


Cottonera: L.Cauchi, J.Spiteri, C.Dimitri, G.Sultana, G.Calleja, C.Buttigieg, R.Brognone, T.Abela Wilson, E.Abela, A.Brignone, D.Bonello

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