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Deserved win for Pieta U/15

Posted By Sportinmalta On February 3, 2011 @ 2:54 pm In Featured,Youth Football | 1 Comment

 APS Bank Under 15 section A 

by Victor Ciangura courtesy of The Malta Independent.
Birkirkara     0       Pieta H    4 
Pieta were the much better outfit during the game and fully deserved the verdict. Following this game they are now in second place on 28 points from 12 games while Birkirkara are in 8th position on 12 points from 13 games.
The firat action was created by Pieta when Clive Gauci served Luke Tabone on the right flank who after crossing the ball in the area found no takers.
The reaction by Birkirkara was very immediate as they mounted three actions in a row. Andrea Curmi served Russell Gatt De Gabriel with a through ball on the right flank and Pieta keeper Matthew Grech partially saved his shot from outside the area and the ball was cleared away by a defender. Tabone was fouled on the right flank and from Gatt De Gabriele’s free kick the ball was cleared to a corner and Leon Zammit seerved Gatt De Gabriele in the area and a defender cleared the ball to a corner from his shot.
In Pieta’s next attack in the 27th minute they opened the score as Luke Tabone won a loose ball outside the Stripes area and after advancing he scored a beauty with a rising shot past a helpless keeper Dylan Galea.
In another Stripes’ attack Gatt De Gabriele served Zammit in the area and the ball was deflected to a corner after his shot.
The last two actions before the break were created by Pieta. From a well-taken flag kick by Gauci the ball was partly cleared outside the area and Christian De Gabriele drove over the bar from the rebound and Rodney Grixti served Gauci in the area and with only Galea to beat he drove over the bar from a very ideal position.
Pieta managed to add three further goals after the resumption. Tabone was fouled on the right flank and from the free kick by Dylan Agius the ball was headed away by a Stripes defender. 
Birkirkara then mounted two actions in a row. Kurt Zammit was fouled on the left flank and a defender headed the ball away after the free kick shot by Jurgen Ebejer and Andrea Curmi served Kurt Zammit in the area but he headed the ball off target.
The score became 2-0 in the 47th minute. After a run down the right flank by Tabone, who out-sped two opponents in the process, he crossed the ball in the area to Matthew theuma who scored with a grounder, and a minute later the score became 3-0 when Theuma served Tabone in the area who scored with a low shot.
Pieta resumed with their pressing and they scored a fourth goal in the 54th minute through Karl Micallef who scored with a header after a well-taken flag kick by Gauci.
In a last fling by Birkirkara they created the last two actions before the end. Ebejer served Kurt Zammit in the area and Grech foiled him with a perfect timely sortie and the same player seerved substitute Iven Zammit with a cross from the left flank and again Grech foiled him by diving at his feet and smothered the ball.
Referee: Martin Borg                                          Player of the match: Luke Tabone (Pieta H)

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