APS Bank Under 15 Group 7 – Fast encounter ends all square

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8:00

Pieta H 0 V St Andrew 0

This game was played at a very fast pace. Both sets of forwards found it very difficult to penetrate the opposing defenders as they closed all possible gaps.

After only two minutes St Andrew won a corner kick on the left flank which was taken by Matteo Sansone and ater Pieta keeper Miguel Chetcuti partly saved a header by Alex Thake the ball was cleared away.

At the other end minutes later, Karl Attard was fouled in midfield and the ball was headed away from a free kick by Glenn Pace.

St Andrew then mounted three actions. Jamie Sixsmith served Sansone with a through ball and Chetcuti saved his effort from outside the area, Sansone then dribbled past an opponent on the left flank and the ball was cleared to a corner from his cross and Steven Camilleri Sam Zammit Cutajar on the right flank and Chetcuti neutralized the ball from his cross.

Pieta reacted by mounting three actions. Lydon Pisani released Jeremy Delmar on the right flank and Dejan Debono foiled him with a timely interception, Sheldon Pisani was then fouled outside the area and Shaun Dimech drove over the bar from the free kick and after Karl Attard was fouled in midfield St Andrew keeper was forced the fist the ball away to safety from the free kick by Dimech.

The last action before the break was created by St Andrew as Marcus Grima was fouled outside the area and Chetcuti save the well-taken free kick by Sixsmith.

The first three actions after resumption were created by Pieta. Dimech served Pisani with a through ball but Debono foiled him with a timely interception and the same palyer then served Elias Cajal with a through ball and Camilleri foiled him from further progression with a perfect timely interception and Pisani released Dimech in the area and St Andrew keeper Duncan Formosa foiled him with a timely sortie as he dived at his feet and smothered the ball.

St Andrew regained the initiative as they created three actions. After Marcus Grima was fouled on the left flank the ball was cleared with difficulty from the free kick by Harry Grima. Sansone served Camilleri with a cross in the area and the ball was cleared to a corner and after Marcus Grima was fouled outside the area Thake drove over the bar from the free kick.

In the third minute of added time St Andrew came very close to break the deadlock when substitute Benjamin Gatt Floridia dribbled past an opponent on the left flank and after he crossed the ball in the area to Marcus Grima Pieta keeper parried his close-range shot with a fine diving save.

Pieta: M.Chetcuti, K.Attard, E.Cajal, J.Delmar, S.Dimech, L.Formosa, J.Gauci, L.McKay, G.Pace, L.Pisani, S.Pisani

St Andrew: D.Formosa, S.Camilleri, D.Debono, A.Gollcher, H.Grima, M.Grima, M.Sansone, A.Satariano, J.Sixsmith, A.Thake, S. Zammit Cutajar

Referee: Ahmed Islam Madkour





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