Obiefule treble fires Marsaxlokk

Saturday, August 20, 2011, 18:59

by Joshua Cacciatolo

Marsaxlokk 5-2 Mosta

Obinna Obiefule got his Marsaxlokk career off to a dream start with a brilliant hat-trick against Mosta as Marsaxlokk beat Mosta 5-2 in a thrilling encounter.

Marsaxlokk coach Winston Muscat started with an offensive 4-4-2 formation as Nigerian Obiinna Obiefule and all rounder Malcolm Licari formed the forward line. Defenders Carlos Compagnoli, Patrick Borg, right back Jonathan Xerri and striker Obinna Obiefule were making the debut for the Southsiders.

Mosta coach Oliver Spiteri started an initial 4-4-2 formation as former Valletta striker Ian Zammit and last season’s Malta Football Awards 1st Division Player of the Season Gilbert Martin was given the nod in attack. Former Marsaxlokk goalkeeper Glenn Zammit was preferred to last season’s goalkeeper Jonathan Debono as Kurt Maxi Magro and Sheldon Grech formed the central midfield. Defender Rudi Alhinho was the only foreigner in the Blues line up

First Half

25min: Goal. Obinna Obiefule opened his Marsaxlokk account after he dribbled former Marsaxlokk goalkeeper Glenn Zammit and slotted the ball in an empty net 1-0.

40min: Obinna Obiefule missed a glorious chance for Marsaxlokk as he failed to conclude Martin Deanov’s cross after he was anticipated by Mosta defender Kenneth Spiteri.

45min: Goal. Bulgarian naturalised Maltese Martin Deanov scored a freak goal for Marsaxlokk as he lob the ball on Glenn Zammit and the Mosta defenders fail to clear the danger as the ball kept rolling in the net 2-0.

Second Half

48min: Goal. Mosta reduce the gap. Kurt Magro shot hit the upright post and then Gilbert Martin conclude in an empty net for 2-1.

55min: Glenn Zammit kept Mosta in the game as he saved a Obinna Obiefule point blank shot.

57min: Goal. Penalty for Mosta!! Ian Zammit convert from the penalty spot 2-2.

75min: Goal. Rudi Alhinho trips Malcolm Licari in the box, Penalty!!! Obinna scores his second and the third for Marsaxlokk. 3-2

80min: Goal. Jean Paul Farrugia scored the fourth for Marsaxlokk as he converted Obinna Obiefule cross 4-2.

90min: Goal. Obinna Obiefule nets his hat trick after again he dribbled past goalkepper Glenn Zammit 5-2

Marsaxlokk: R.Gauci, C.Mamo, M.Deanov (S,Borg 85min), C.Campagnoli, M.Licari (J.P.Farrugia 78min), J.Xerri , C.Brincat, T.Tempelman, P.Borg, O.Obiefule, F.Raimy

Mosta: G.Zammit, A.Borg, L.Martinelli, K.Spiteri, R.Alininho, S.Grech, K.Magro, J.Bajada, G.Martin, I.Zammit, F.Aboulezz(A.Cini 46min)

Scores: O.Obiefule(3),  M.Deanov, J.P.Farrugia(MXL) G.Martin (Mos)

Referee: Mario Apap

Yellow Cards: T.Tempelman, P.Borg (MXL) J.Bajada, R.Alhinho, K.Magro (Mos)

BOV Man of the Match: Obinna Obiefule (Marsaxlokk)





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