Paolites turn defeat into victory

Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 10:38

APS Bank Under 15 Section A
Paola H   4          St Patrick     2
A very entertaining game ably controlled by young and promising referee Dorian Caruana.
Paola H managed to turn defeat into victory after being 0-2 in arrears and they now occupy 6th place on 21 points from 13 games while St Patrick are in joint last spot with Naxxar L on 4 points from 13 games.
The Paolites went straight on the offensive and mouinted four actions in a row. Luke Galdes served Joseph Mbong with a through ball and St Patrick keeper Daniel Meli came out of his charge and kicked the ball upfield. After Jurgen De Gabriel was fouled on the right fdlank the ball was headed away from the free kick by the same palyer. Galdes served Mattew Bricat on the left flank who then served De Gabriele with a cross but he drove over the bar from outside the area and Galdes served De Gabriele on the right flank and Meli partly saved his cross-shot and the ball was cleared to safety.
In the first attack by St Patrick they opened the score in the 9th minute. After the ball was partly cleared from a corner kick by Kurt Tabone the ball came in the path of Luc Fiorini who served Josmar Farrugia with a square pass and scored with a lobbed ball past a helpless Paola keeper Rudy Briffa.  
The score became 2-0 in the 12th minute when Tabone floated a perfect high ball in the area from a free kick and in the melee that ensued Farrugia placed the ball in the net from close-range.
The reaction by Paola H was immediate. Mbong was fouled outside the area and De Gabriele missed the bar by inches from the resaultant free kick and Galdes pounced on a faulty goal kick by Meli, he served De Gabriel with a square pass and Meli saved his effort from outside the area with a diving save in two attempts.
In the 23rd minute Paola reduced the deficit when Galdes served De Gabriel on the right flank and after he hugged the goal scored with a grounder from a very acute angle.
In the last action before the break by St Patrick, Farrugia served Tabone on the left flank and sfter entering the area the ball missed the far post from his shot.
The Paolites enjoyed the lion’s share of exchanges after the restart and they won two corner kicks between the 39th and 40th minutes which were both taken by Matthew Brincat and havoc was created in the Saints’ area and Mbong headed just overe the bar.
Paola H levelled matters in the 43rd minute when Brincat served De Gabriele with a through ball outside the area and he score a picture goal with a hard rising shot.
St Patrick won a free kick outside the area after Tabone was fouled and Briffa saved the free kick shot by the same player.
In a Paola attack in the 61st minute thety came very close a third goal when substitute Dario Tabone served De Gabriele in the area and Meli dived at his feet to smother the ball.
In the 63rd minute Paola scored a third goal when Brincat served  De Gabriele in the area and scored with a low shot obtaining his side’s third goal and a personal hat-trick and two mintes before the end De Gabriale crowned a fine display by scoring a fourth goal after being served with a square pass by Tabone.
Referee: Dorian Caruana                           Player of the match: Jurgen De Gabriele (Paola H)

1 Comment

  1. Kurt Tabone says:

    you have a small mistake because i scored the first goal for st patrick Kurt Tabone

    thanks in advance


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