Balzan lead standings after easy winTuesday, October 23, 2012, 21:25
Balzan Y 5 Rabat A 0
Balzan lead the standings on maximum points from 4 games, while Rabat are have only 3 points also from 4 games. The game was a total dominance by Balzan as they created much more chances than Rabat.
Rabat created the first action when Jamie Muscat received the ball from a long drop-kick by keeper Jamie Azzopardi who after entering the area his shot was cleared to a corner, while at the other end, the Rabat keeper handled the ball from a back pass, Sean Cipriott served Andrew Cassar with a short free kick pass and the ball was cleared on the line from his shot.
Balzan then mounted two actions. Andrea’ Sant was fouled on the right edge of the area and from Andrew Cassar’s free kick Sant headed out from inside the area and Gianfranco Micallef served Sant with a through ball and Azzopardi had to come out of his charge to clear the ball away.
In a reaction by Rabat, Isaac Abela served Andre’ Bugeja with a square pass and Balzan keeper Mikhail Sciberras saved his effort from inside the area and Bugeja served Mario Spiteri with a short corner pass and the ball was cleared away following his shot.
Balzan regained the initiative as they created a further three actions. Dillon Darmanin dribbled past an opponent on the right flank and served Sant with a cross in the area but he miscued his shot and a good chance was lost. Cassar served Sant in the area and the ball missed the upright by inches with Azzopardi beaten and Cipriott served the same player in the area and after Azzopardi partly saved his shot the ball was cleared away by a defender.
Three minutes before the break Balzan opened the score as Cipriott served Micallef with a perfect through ball in the area and he scored with a hard grounder past a helpless Azzopardi.
Rabat created the first action after the restart as Abela released Bugeja on the right flank and Sciberras neutralised the ball from his low cross, and in a Balzan quick counter-attack, Darmanin dribbled past a defender on the right flank and served Sant in the area with a cross and Azzopardi saved his shot in two attempts with a diving save.
In the 56th minute Balzan doubled their lead when Sant released Micallef with a through ball in the area and he netted with a low diagonal shot, and in a similar action between the same players Azzopardi was forced to come out of his charge and kick the ball upfield.
The score became 3-0 in the 68th minute when Darmanin was fouled on the left flank and as substitute Nicolai Agius floated a high ball in the area from the free kick Darmanin scored with a hard rising shot in the roof of the net.
Two more actions were then created by Rabat. Substitute Ayrton Micaalef served Substitute Shawn Vassallo with a square pass and Sciberras saved his effort from outside the area with a fine diving save and Vassallo then served Mark Dalli in the area and the ball missed the bar by inches from his shot.
Balzan scored a fourth goal in the 75th minute as Christopher Mizzi served Sant in the area who scored with a hard low shot and in the second minute of added time the score became 5-0 with an identical move between the same two players.
Referee; Martin Borg Player of the match; Andrea’ Sant (Balzan Y)