Mqabba registered first win as Mosta and Balzan share the spoils

Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 0:05

by Joshua Cacciattolo

Final Score: Balzan Youths 1-1 Mosta

Balzan Youths salvage a 1-1 draw against Mosta in today’s first match at the National Stadium Ta Qali.

In a dull encounter Mosta open the score just before the end of the first half as striker Ian Zammit scored a long range free kick. Two minutes from the end of the game Balzan Youths equalised thanks to youngster Miguel Ciantar.

Ivan Zammit side now have four points from three games as Oliver Spiteri men collected the first point of the season after two defeats.

Balzan: F.Tabone, J.Francica, C.Ciantar, R.Forace, Y.Camilleri, B.Bondin (A.Agius), N.tasic, D.Grima, L.Micallef, M.Ciantar, F. L.Bernandes (M.Borg)

Mosta: G.Zammit, K.Farrugia, L.Martinelli, Y. O.Dieudanne, K.Magro, N.Bogdanovich, A.Cini, R.Petraggi (F.Aboulezz), G.Martin (J.Bajada), I.Zammit, M. B.Muonda

Scores: I.Zammit, M.Ciantar

Referee: Chris Lautier

Yellow Cards: B.Bondin (B) N.Bogdanovich, M.Muondo (M)

Man of the Match: Ian Zammit

Final Score: Mqabba 2-0 Marsaxlokk

Newly promoted Mqabba produced the first surprise of the season as they beaten out of form Marsaxlokk.

Clive Mizzi side played for more than 45 minutes with ten men as striker Thiago Mazzitelli was sent off after he retaliated on Marsaxlokk defender Patrick Borg.

Brazilian striker Thiago Mazzitelli opened Mqabba account this season as he fired home a powerful drive on the 29th minute

Just minutes after Mazzitelli was given marching orders, Mqabba increase the lead as Dejan Mamic released David Azzopardi to slot home in an empty net.

In the second Marsaxlokk attacked at all cost but goalkeeper produced some great saves.

Mqabba joined Marsaxlokk on three points as both clubs played three games.

Mqabba: K.Calleja, C.Micallef, M.Bonnici, C.Calleja (R.Duca), T.Branislav, M.Potezika, D.Azzoppardi (J.Paris), A.Scicluna, B.Mamic (J.P.Muscat), P.Grima, T.D.S.Mazitelli

Marsaxlokk: R.Gauci, M.Licari, J.Xerri (J. P.Farrugia(S.Borg), P.Borg, C.Mamo, S.Eboh, F.Raimy, C.Campagnoli, M.Deanov, E.Lattes (D.Kokavessis), O.Obifule

Scores: T.Mazzitelli, D.Azzopardi (M)

Yellow Cards: C.Micallef, M.Potezika, J.Paris (MB) C.Campaganoli, C.Mamo (MX)

BOV Man of the Match: Dejan Mamic (Mqabba)

Attendance: 437

Standings

Teams Games Points
Valletta 3 9
Sliema W. 3 7
Hibernians 3 7
Floriana 3 6
Birkirkara 3 6
Balzan Y 3 4
Marsaxlokk 3 3
Qormi 3 3
Mqabba 3 3
Hamrun S 3 1
Tarxien R 3 1
Mosta 3 1




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