Qormi, Vittoriosa win a point each in a fascinating match

Sunday, December 12, 2010, 14:41

by Sandro Micallef.

Stephen Azzopardi’s Qormi this afternoon had plans to win the three points to keep at bar the Cottonera side from a possible come back in the second round of the BOV Premier League 2010/11 season.

Vittoriosa were coming from a respectable loss against league leaders Valletta whilst Qormi lost 2-1 against Hamrun in their last league match. Vittoriosa could not field Kevin Mifsud suspended, whilst Pierre Aquilina and Mauro Brincat are still nursing their lengthy injuries.

Qormi were also missing the services amongst other of Jonathan Bondin suspended, Bello Osagie (hamstring),  Jason Lee Valdellanoite (knee) and Luke Sciberras. Kosta Bjedov has his arm still in plaster. George Mallia did not train with Qormi this week as he spent most of the week abroad on personal business and Azzopardi quite rightly asked him to sit next to him on the bench.

Azzopardi had to change his initial tactical plan again during the match due to a series of events during the game especially when their Korean player Ho Jung Kang was given marching orders for double booking on the hour mark.

Referee Fydor Zammit had one of his most difficult matches so far since his debut in the Premier League with some decisions that left to be desired. An hour or so in front of the recording of this match will surely help him self analyse his mistakes or decisions in view of his career.

First Half

13min: Vittoriosa 1-0. Anthony Ewurum manages to dribble past the Yellow Black shirts and from close range beats Farrugia with the help also of a deviation.

16min: Cleaven Frendo shoots wide from outside the penalty area.

22min: Through ball for Leighton Grech with his half volley conclusion ends wide.

24min: Vittoriosa lose the services of Carlos Compagnoli (injured) replaced by Jonathan Scerri.

25min: Ewurum anticipates Qormi’s keeper Farruguia with a header after a Carl Sammut cross, ball just over the crossbar.

41min: A direct free kick taken by Frendo finished over the crossbar by centimetres.

47min: Qormi 1-1. Frendo send his team mates into the dressing room for the half time talk in high morale as he lobs on Agius to level matters in this high tension match.

Second Half

48min: A Matthew Bartolo in swinger from the right of Qormi’s attack just missed the target.

49min: Qormi 2-1. A similar lob to that of Qormi’s equaliser. This time it was Ben Camilleri that lobed the ball on Simon Agius’ head to put Qormi in front.

53min: Edison Louis Dos Santos allegedly hits Kang on the face but Referee Zammit is given instructions by his 4th Assistant to caution Kang only.

64min: Vittoriosa close to equalize as Jorge Santos hits the woodwork with Farrugia beaten.

68min: Simon Agius deflects in corner a Farrugia direct free kick.

70min: Ewurum misses to tap in from close range after a Dos Santos fine cross.

74min: Giglio clears a shot by Edison that had a destiny to finish past Farruguia.

75min: Vittoriosa 2-2. Edison Louis Dos Santos head home for a merited draw for the Cottonera side.

88min: Edison Louis dos Santos misses an easy tap in from just a meter away from the goal line after a Jorge Santos low shot cross.

93min: The above mentioned situation repeats itself with Edision Louis dos Santos misses again a golden opportunity to give the full points to Winston Muscat’s team

Qormi: M.Farrugia, S.Giglio, R.Sammut (G.Mallia 61min), M.Bartolo, K.Fenech, J.Chetcuti, J.Farrugia, B.Camilleri (G.Buttigieg 79min), C.Frendo (S.Agius 66min), Ho Jong Kang, M.Borg Olivier

Vittoriosa: S.Agius, K.Sammut, S.Pace, J.Chetcuti, C.Compagnoli (J.Scerri 24min), E.Louis dos Santos, D.Cachia (C.Micallef 83min), J.Santos Silva, A.Ewurum, S.Wellman, L.Grech.

Referee: Fydor Zammit

Yellow Cards: Ho Jung Kang, C .Frendo (Q), J.Chetcuti S.Pace, L. Grech (V)

Red Card: Ho Jong Kang

Scorers: Anthony Ewurum, Cleaven Frendo, Ben Camilleri,

BOV Player of the Match: Edison Louis dos Santos.


  1. julio says:

    fid-debutt tieghu kien siebi tal-birgu nizzgurak.


  2. birgu says:

    fydor ma kienx fid debutt tiju ax diga irefja fil premier imma naqbel mijek li ghandu futur sabih


  3. birgu says:

    edison skurjah


  4. julio says:

    sur Micallef ir-referee Fyodor Zammit kien fid-debutt tieghu fil-premier, ghax mid -dehra lanqas taf u allura l-ewwel siegha quddiem l-arkivji l-ewwel ghamila inti sabiex ma tohrgox b’negligenzi bhal dawn quddiem id-dinja kolla.Min ra il-loghba kienet loghba tajba hafna u forsi naqbel mieghek li ma kienetx il-loghba idejali li taghmel id-debutt fil-premier kien daqsxejn zvinturat.Izda kollox ma kollox nemmen li kellu loghba sodisfacenti u nemmen i ghandu futur tajjeb quddiemu.Jien ili insegwi dawn ir referees zghazagh ghal diversi snin fid-divizzjonijiet inferjuri u dejjem hsibt li se jkollna referees tajbin fil-futur.Il-loghba kienet wahda li zammet lil kulhadd interessat u ma kellniex wisq tisfir ta suffara qisha xi loghba waterpolo u oltre haga importanti ghal refereee hi li ma weriex li hu il-protagonista u hall il-loghba flowing .


  5. P Sant says:

    Oqodu attenti ghax il-goal tal-birgu skurjah jorge dos santos mhux edison … habba l-loghba tal-fantasy football qed nghid!


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