Lacklustre Sliema and Marsaxlokk earn a point each

Sunday, September 19, 2010, 19:55

by Sandro Micallef.

Marsaxlokk’s quick return to the Premier League saw them earn a point in their opening match of the 2010/11 season against Tarxien Rainbows but tonight’s game saw Patrick Curmi’s side face yet another tough challenge as they played against Sliema who were desperate  to start gathering points after the Blues suffered a heavy defeat to Hibernians on match day one.

The first half was a dull affair with both teams trying to keep possession of the ball with Sliema’s players showing some fine touches. Marsaxlokk’s initial 4-2-3-1 formation did not intimidate Marlow who opted for a 4-1-4-1 line up with a revamped role for Gatt Baldacchino as a holding midfielder.

This was Marsaxlokk’s second consecutive goalless draw so obviously coach Curmi must seek to stimulate Alcorse, Guererro and company in view of the forthcoming matches. On the other hand Sliema managed to register their first point in yet another below par performance and in what was a non-convincing show for the Blues.

47min Obiefule sees his shot well saved by Marsaxlokk’s keeper Reuben Gauci.

56min Clayton Failla gets substituted after a groin injury.

61min Victor Szentpeteri saves a Ruben Guerero free kick.

68min Substitute Miguel Ciantar challenges Carlo Mamo for a one against one situation with his low shot just wide.

76min Free kick by Martin Deanov well saved in cornet by the Blues keeper Szentpeteri.

Marsaxlokk: R.Gauci, C. Mamo, G.Sciberras, M.Licari, J.Alcorse, C.Brincat, R.Galabov, T. Templeman, D.Kokavessis (M.Deanov 57min), E.Yanchev, R, Guerero (A.Effiong 70min).

Sliema: V.Szentpeteri, C.Failla (J.Briffa 57min), J.Mifsud, S.Tediane Souare, M.Scerri, C.Gatt Baldacchino, J.Paris, A.Spiteri (M.Ciantar 59min), J.Lima Sequeira, O. Obiefule, B.Muscat.

Referee Kevin Azzopardi

Yellow cards M.Licari (M), J.Mifsud (S)

BOV Player of the Match James Paris Sliema

Attendence 1497


  1. darlene says:

    very boring game indeed but still early to come to conclusions about mxlokk


  2. mark says:

    blues we need to wake up we need to start playing football. mark marlow good coach but need to invest some extra motivation -mark vella


  3. emanuel says:

    zewg loghbiet u ma rajna xejn minn marsaxlokk 0-0 u 0-0


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