Bogdanovic scores and claims best player award

Friday, July 16, 2010, 23:52

by Sandro Micallef

Daniel Bogdanovic scored his first goal for the Blades on Friday

Daniel Bogdanovic scored his first goal for the Blades on Friday

Sheffield United who are currently on a pre-season training camp in Malta won the JPL Cisk Lager 2010 Triangular Tournament after defeating the two other Maltese participating teams Vittoriosa Stars and Hiberians 1-0 and 2-0 respectively.

The star of the evening at the Hibernians Stadium in Kordin was Malta’s International striker Daniel Bogdanovic who scored a penalty for the Blades against Hibernians in the last  match of the tournament. He also claimed a personal proze when he was voted as the tournament’s best player by the English journalists who were in Malta to cover United’s  participation in this triangular.

Listen to the interview given to by Daniel Bogdanovic after the match:

Interview with Daniel Bogdanovic just minutes after end of last match vs Hibernains

In the first match of the evening newly promoted to Premier Vittoriosa and Hibernians ended their 45minute match with a 0-0 result and therefore penalty kicks had to be taken to determine a winner. Hibs who fielded all of their youngsters and none of the established players for this match ended up on the winning side with a 3-1 score line after Italian player Scutto, Gera and Eworum (all on trial) missed their kicks for the reds. The game which was also the first game of the season for both coaches (Muscat for Vittoriosa and Miller for Hibs) proved to be fruitful for some players as some really caught the eye namely youngsters like Dylon Sammut, Brandon Muscat and Ayrton Azzopardi for Hibs and Brazilian Jorge Silva Santos, and Italian Giuseppe Scattura for Vittoriosa.

In the second game Sheffield United saw the best out of Muscat’s side with a narrow 1-0 win with a Richard Cresswell header into the net on the 17th minute mark. Bogdanovic and Nick Montgomery distinguished themselves for the Yorkshire based side. Vittoriosa here utilized the services of some experienced players like Ian Ciantar and Jeffrey Chetcuti but Blackwell’s side was too strong for them to handle.

The third and final match was to determine the winner of the JPL Cisk Lager 2010 Cup. Hibs in this game opted to play with their best possible formation with Mario Muscat, Ryan Camilleri, Ben Camilleri and Triston Caruana who along with an array of new players on trial tried to keep up the pace with the visitors. Sheffield won this game 2-0 with goals by Daniel Bogdanovic from a penalty kick only 8minutes from kick off (conceded by Edafe Uzeh who featured again for the peacocks).  Later Jordan Chapell made sure of the win and the three points when he hit home with a fine shot from just inside the penalty area on the half hour mark.

Final Classification: Sheffield United 6 points, Hibernians FC 2 points, Vittoriosa Stars  1 point.

1 Comment

  1. city king says:

    well done boggy boy


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