Easy win for Floriana

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 23:26
APS Bank Under 17 Section B
Floriana   5        Zejtun   0  
Floriana had an easy task in beating newly-promoted Zejtun and had they taken all the chances that they created the final result would have been different. Following this game Floriana are in fifth position on 12 points from 7 games while Zejtun are in eight position on 6 points also from 7 games.
The first action came from Floriana as Darrell Baldacchino released Glen Tabone on the left flank and Zejtun keeper Keith Dimech neutralised the ball from his cross while at the other end, Neil Tabone served Eman Camilleri with a through ball in the area and Greens keeper Tyrone Gauci foiled him with a timely sortie.
In the 16th minute Floriana forged ahead when Luke Micallef released Matthew Bajada on the right flank, the ball was cleared to a corner from his cross which was well taken by Bajada and Jeremy Fenech scored with a header in the roof of the net.
Zejtun reacted by creating two actions. Yanes Bonnett was fouled outside the area and the ball was cleared away from the free kick by Camilleri and from a Bonnett corner kick Tabone headed over the bar.
In another action by Floriana, Micallef released Tabone just outside the area and after he was fouled the ball was cleared to a corner from the free kick by the same player.
Floriana doubled their lead in the 343th minute when Micallef served Mauro Sultana in the area and after he was tripped by Luca Desira, Conor Borg made no mistake from the resultant penalty, and five minutes later the score became 3-0 when Sultana dribbled past an opponent on the left flank and after crossing the ball to Tabone outside the area he netted with a hard first-timer in the top left hand corner of the net. 
Three minutes after the restart Bajada committed the miss-of-the-match when he skied the ball from inside the goal area with only Dimech to beat after a perfect cross by Tabone.
The score became 4-0 in the 47th minute when Borg dribbled past an opponent on the right flank, served Fenech with a square pass who in turn crossed the ball to Tabone in the area who netted with a header.
Floriana kept pressing and scored a fifth goal in the 50th minute when Larson Abela scored with a header from inside the area after a corner kick by Bajada.
All the actions up to the end were all created by Floriana. Borg served Sultana in the area and Zejtun substitute keeper Miguel Mercieca denied with a save to a corner. Borg served Abela with a cross in the area and Mercieca saved his shot with a diving save in two attempts.Borg then served Fenech with a through ball on the right flank who then crossed to Tabone in the area and a defender cleared his shot to a corner.
Referee: Warren Zammit                            Player of the match; Mauro Sultana (Floriana)




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