Birkirkara begin with 2-0 win over Qormi

Friday, August 19, 2011, 19:07

Full Score: Birkirkara 2-0 Qormi

Alvira Miose’s first-half effort and a late Trevor Cilia penalty earned Birkirkara a hard-fought victory over Qormi that enabled them to take their first three points of the season

The Spanish striker improvised superbly to beaten Matthew Farrugia after a Steve Wellman error and deep in the second half Trevor Cilia made it 2-0 from the penalty spot.

Birkirara’s new coach Patrick Curmi opted for a 4-3-3 formation, wingers Leighton Grech and Trevor Cilia supported lone striker Miose Alvira. Goalkeeper Jorge Mora, defender Rodrigo Periera, Leighton Grech, midfielder Gareth Sciberras and Moise made their league debut for the Stripes.

Qormi coach Stephen Azzopardi opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation as Captain Joseph Farrugia, Matthew Bartolo and youngster George Chircop supported debut striker Jorge Da Silva Pereira. Veterans Dino Cachia and Jeffrey Chetcuti were making their debut while Steve Wellman returned after one year with Vittoriosa Stars.

First Half

2min: Birkirkara goalkeeper Jorge Mora turned to corner a Matthew Bartolo low shot.

13min. Moises opens the score for Birkirkara after he anticipated a Steve Wellman error and the Spanich striker beaten the helpless Matthew Farrugia.

41min: Jorge Da Silva’s low free kick just missed the target.

Second Half

58min: Matthew Bartolo missed a glorious chance for Qormi after he concluded off target on a one on one situation against Mora.

65min: Joseph Farrugia shot wide after he was served by Dino Cachia.

78min: Terence Vella missed a glorious chance for Birkirkara.

87min: Penalty for Birkirkara!! Trevor Cillia made it 2-0 for the Stripes.

Birkirkara: J.Mora, R.Pereira, G.Sciberras, T.Cilia, A.Tabone(T.Vella 74min), M.Alvira (R.Scicluna 90min), L.Grech(R.Camenzuli 81min), J.Zerafa, A.Buhagiar, R.Muscat

Qormi Fc: M.Farrugia, J.Chetcuti( Abubaker Bello- Osagie 69min), R.Sammut, M.Bartolo, J.Farrugia, C.Karamanolis, G.Chircop( L.Sciberras 76min), D.Cachia C.Sammut 80min), J.Bondin, J.Da Silva, S.Wellman

Scores Moises, Cilia (B)

Referee: Kevin Azzopardi

Yellow Cards: J.Farrugia, J.Chetcuti (Q) J.Zerafa (B)

BOV Man of the Match: Trevor Cilia (Birkirkara)

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