Both matches ended in a drawSunday, September 30, 2012, 22:42
In Sunday’s early match Vittoriosa Stars and Mqabba share the spoils in a 1-1 draw. On loan striker Lydon Micallef open the score for Oliver Spiteri’s side, minutes later former Hibernians striker Peter Anizoba leveled the score.
Vittoriosa Stars now have 4 points from 2 matches as Mqabba collected their second point of the season.
Mqabba: K. Calleja, A. Scicluna, J. Anegbe, A. Caligari (I. Curmi), D. Azzopardi, C. Calleja, M. Bonnici, W. Abeeb (A. Zahra), C. Micallef, P. Anizoba, E. Lattes.
Vittoriosa: S. Cini, L. Dos Santos, M. Buttigieg, J. Camilleri, L. Vella Critien, R. Brincat (M. Tabone), M. Barbara, M. Perreira, G. Muir, L. Micallef (L. Lagana), Silaj Arab (S. Grech).
Referee: Kevin Azzopardi.
Man of the match: Lydon Micallef (Vittoriosa Stars).
In the other match Pieta Hotspurs striker Raphaele Alain Kooh Sohna scored his 7thgoal of the season as he bags his second on the 90th minute. The match ended in an entraining 2-2 draw.
Zejtun was twice in lead thanks to the impressive Adrian Carabott but twice was denied by Raphaele Alain Kooh Sohna.
Pieta Hotspurs now moved to top of the table with Marsaxlokk and Lija Athletics’ on 7 points from 3 matches while Zejtun Corinthians are still unbeaten with 5 points.
Pietà: M. Montfort, Q. Refalo, T. Agius (K. Cesare), R. Sohna, L. Mallia, C. Cassar, J. Zarate, J. Pisani (D. Caruana), I. Grech, L. Mutasi (K. Cutajar), A. Spiteri.
Żejtun: R. Farrugia, C. Magro, K. Vassallo (K. Zahra), M. Borg, E. Azzopardi, A. Farrugia, Z. Vukovic, D. Zarb, A. Carabott (K. Abela), O. Majtara, W. El Zaredi.
Referee: Sammy Attard.
Man of the match: Adrian Carabott (Żejtun Corinthians).
On Saturday afternoon Gudja United took another three important points as they beaten Dingli Swallows 3-2 at the Luxol Stadium.
Gudja now move to fourth place with six points from 3 games as the Swallows stayed bottom with no points from 3 games.
Gudja forget ahead as rising star Ryan Sell netted his third of the season. Dingli Swallows leveled by Evair Grech. Gudja took a 2 goal cushion by Kurtusic and Aleksandarov. Later in the match Evair Grech reduced the gap for the under pressure coach Jason Cachia’s side.
Gudja: M. Xerxen, E. Bugeja, A. Abela, F. Owusu, R. Buhagiar, K. Polidano (K. Bonello), I. Kurtusic, R. Sell (D. Bonnici), K. Azzopardi, K. Aleksandrov, P.P. Sammut (G. Chircop).
Dingli: J. Farrugia, K. Pace (R. Vella), R. Briffa, R. Micallef, B. Guga, L. Konda, K. Formosa, S. David, E. Farrugia, E. Grech, L. Micallef (D. Cilia).
Referee: Fyodor Zammit.
Man of the match: Kiril Aleksandrov (Gudja United).
Lija Athletics continue their rich form of the season as they stunned promotion hopefuls Luxol on their home soil.
Lija are now on top the table with Marsaxlokk on 7 points. Luxol stayed behind with six points.
Former Valletta striker Antoine Sacco scored a brace and Erjon Beu scored the other for a superb 3-0 win for Brian Spiteri’s side.
St Andrew’s: M. Towns, N. Chetcuti, L. Cesareo, W. Camilleri, B. Said, S. Kadri (M. Desira Buttigieg), J. Farrugia, A. Amato (J. Briscoe White), N. Vella Petroni (M. Hyzler), R. Kerekov, T. Grozev.
Lija: L. Bonnici, T. Fleri Soler, C. Giordmaina, M. Fleri Soler, D. Scerri, E. Beu (D. Vukovic), E. Briffa, A. Scicluna, B. Antignolo (B. Camilleri ), A. Ige, A. Sacco (R. Severino Goncalves).
Referee: Alan Mario Sant.
Man of the match: Erjon Beu (Lija Athletic).
On Friday night in form Marsaxlokk returned to winning ways as they defeated Birzebbuga St. Peter’s 2-0 at the Centenary Stadium on Friday. Marsaxlokk now have 7 points and are leading the table of Division 1.
Former Hibernians and Msida St Joseph defender Matt Clarke and Douglas da Silva Silveira scored the winning goals for Alfred Cutajar side.
Birżebbuga: I. Casha; K. Borg (M. Pullicino), J. Farrugia, K. Spiteri, F. Schneider, F. Peplow, P. Camilleri (M. Camilleri) G. Tant (R. Duca)i, V. Pereira Dos Santos, M.Mifsud, T. Mazzitelli.
Marsaxlokk: O. Borg, R. Mifsud, M. Brincat, K. Scicluna, M. Clarke, R. Mangion, W. Chircop (J.C. Vella), T. Farrugia (P. Paris), G. Caruana, D. Grech, D. Da Silva Silveira.
Referee: Karl Frendo Cumbo.
Man of the match: Gary Caruana (Marsaxlokk).
In the second match between Naxxar Lions and Gzira United ended in an entertaining 2-2 draw.
Under 21 international Darren Falzon put Naxxar Lions ahead, but former Marsa striker Steve Meilak equalised, veteran Andre Rocha da Silva put Winston Muscat’s side again in the lead for Naxxar but Alfred Effiong made it 2-2 for a fair result.
Naxxar: J. Azzopardi; L. Micallef, J. Vella, M. Del Negro, S. Eboh, V. Bellia P. Doffo, A. Rocha Da Silva (I. Serino Junior), A. Ewurun, D. Falzon, J. Debono (G. Camilleri).
Gżira: S. Agius, K. Cassar, P. Grima, A. White, J. Chetcuti, D. Cachia, J. Hussey, R. Deguara (Y. Tonna), A. Effiong, C. Garcia Suguino (S. Shead), S. Meilak.
Referee: Adrian Azzopardi
Man of the Match: Alfred Effiong (Gzira United).
Birzebbuga SP vs Marsaxlokk 0-2
Naxxar L. vs Gzira U. 2-2
Gudja United vs Dingli Swallows 3-2
St. Andrews vs Lija Athletic 0-3
Mqabba vs Vittoriosa Stars 1-1
Pieta’ Hotspurs vs Zejtun Corinthians 2-2