Effiong brace lifts Marsaxlokk to second place

Sunday, November 7, 2010, 9:14

by Joshua Cacciattolo

Alfred Effiong scored a brace in the last eleven minutes to put Marsaxlokk back to second place five points adrift leaders Valletta.

Julio Alcorse was serving his first of two matches ban and Patrick Curmi again opted for a 4-1-4-1 with Nigerian Alfred Effiong as a lone striker supported from the flanks by Dylan Kokavessis and Martin Deanov. Steve D’Amato started with an initial 4-4-2 with Peter Anizoba and Marcelo Pereira in the forward line.

First Half

7min: Hamrun open the score! Geatan Spiteri header hits the back of the net of Reuben Gauci.

24min: Marcelo Pereira hits wide from the edge of the area.

46min: Trevor Tempelman shot wide.

Second Half

52min: Marcelo Pereira shot was saved by Gauci after he was served by Ryan Fenech.

79min Alfred Effiong header beat Ivan Casha after he concludes from a Reuben Guerreiro cross.

86min: Top Scorer Alfred Effiong slotted home after a pass by Reuben Galabov

Hamrun Spartans: I.Casha, M.Bonnici, M.Grima, R.Fenech, R.Fenech, M.Pereira (R.Mangion 63min), G.Spiteri (L.Agius 82min), J.Vukanic, M.Hrubsa, D.Camilleri, P.Anizoba.

Marsaxlokk: R.Gauci, C.Mamo, G.Sciberras, M.Deanov (K.Polidano 91min), P.Pullicino (A.Spiteri 72min), M.Licari, A.Effiong, R.Galabov, T.Templeman, D.Kokavessis ( G.Caruana 58min), R.Guerreiro.

Referee: Chris Lautier

Yellow Cards: M.Grima, Ryan Fenech, Rodrick. Fenech, M.Bonnici (H) R.Guerreiro (M)

BoV Player of the Match: Ryan Fenech

Attendance: 1365

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