Hibernians get the better of Qormi in the last seven minutes

Friday, March 11, 2011, 22:07

by Joshua Cacciattolo

Full Score: Hibernians 4-3 Qormi

Hibernians made a big step toward safety after beating Qormi 4-3 after they were two goals down till the 83 minute.

Hibernians now have seventeen points from twenty  two games while Qormi have fourteen points joint with Sliema Wanderers. The latter will be in action against bottom side Vittoriosa this weekend.

Qormi coach Stephen Azzopardi started with an offensive 4-4-2 formation. Michael Mifsud and Brazilian Josue Santos Souza formed the forward line while supported on the flanks by Cleaven Frendo and Joseph Chetcuti. Luke Sciberras and thirty-two year old Stephan Giglio took the central midfield positions. Joseph Farrugia, Abubaker Bello-Osagie and Jonathan Bondin were ruled from today’s encounter

Under fire Hiberians coach Mark Miller opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation. Andrew Cohen, Edward Herrera and Taki Abdellilah supported lone striker Paul Mc Manus.

First Half

15min: Michael Mifsud low shot beats Hiberians goalkeeper Mario Muscat.

31min: Paul McManus low shot was saved by Matthew Farrugia.

38min: Taki Abdelluh rising shot hit the post after he was served by and Andrew Cohen short free kick.

45min: Aaron Xuereb header just missed the post from an Andrew Cohen corner.

Second Half

47min: Edward Herrera’s powerful low shot was saved to a corner by Matthew Farrugia.

54min: Clevean Frendo free kick low shot beaten surprised Mario Muscat to make it 2-0.

73min: Taki Abdellilah reduce the score from the penalty spot to make it 2-1. It was the first goal of the season after he made his debut last Friday against Sliema W.

74min: Jason Lee Valdannoite header hit the post from close range.

77min: Andrew Cohen shot was turn to a corner by Matthew Farrugia.

84min: Michael Mifsud scored his seventh goal of the season after a great solo run 3-1.

86min: Paul Mc Manus again reduced the gap from the penalty spot 3-2.

91min: Richie Hart powerful shot made it 3-3 for Hiberians.

94min: The Drama continues!!!! Cohen scored the winning goal after a great run on the flank to put Hiberians for the first time in the lead. 3-4

Hiberians: M.Muscat, R.Camilleri, A.Xuereb, A.Pulis, J.Pearson( B.Kristensen 80min), P.Osei, R.Hart, A.Taki( M.Clarke 82min), E.Herrera, A.Cohen, P.McManus

Qormi FC: M.Farrugia, J.L.Valdelannoite, G.Giglio, R.Karamanolis, M.Mifsud, J,Chetcuti, M.Bartolo(G.Buttigieg68min), L.Sciberras, C.Frendo, H.Kang, J.S.Santos

Referee: Paul Caruana

Yellow Cards: L.Sciberras, C. Karamanolis(Q) A.Xuereb, R.Camilleri (H)

BOV Man of the Match: Jason Lee Valdannoite (Qormi)

Attendance: 539





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