Qrendi too strong for Mtarfa

Monday, December 16, 2013, 9:08

by Victor Cinagura courtesy of The Malta Independent

APS Bank Under 15 Section C 2

 Qrendi        5

Mtarfa         0

Qrendi had no difficulty to beat a very weak Mtarfa side by five goals without any reply and their keeper Daniel Caruana had a very easy Sunday morning as he only dealt with some back-passes from his colleagues and saved some easy shots. After this easy win Qrendi lie in eight position on 5 points from 6 games while Mtarfa are in ninth position having only 3 points from 6 games.

The first action was created by Mtarfa when Damien Ciappara served Michael Caruana with a through ball in the area and Qrendi keeper Daniel Caruana foiled him with a timely sortie.

 In the 4th minute Julian Ohaka should have opened the score for Qrendi but he drove out from 2 metres with only keeper Matthew Aquilina to beat after a perfect cross by Kurt Ciantar from the left flank, and in another action by Qrendi , Aquilina had to dive and save a free kick shot by Wayne Aquilina.

Qrendi opened their account in the 13th minute as Jake Busuttil pounced on a loose ball outside the area and he scored with a hard rising shot.

Mtarfa then mounted three actions. Isaac Borg released Simon Vassallo in the area and Aquilina had no problem to save his weak shot. Ciappara was fouled then outside the area, from the free kick by Vassallo the ball was deflected by a defender and was saved by Caruana, and Vassallo served Caruana with a square pass in the area and from a veery ideal position he miscued his shot and a good chance was lost.

Four minutes before the break Qrendi doubled their lead when the hard-working Aquilina served Ohaka with a through ball in the area and he netted with a low drive.

The second period was dominated by Qrendi as they created many  actions and between the 40th and 43rd minutes they added two more goals. Ohaka dribbled past an opponent and after entering the area he square-passed the ball to Aquilina who drilled the ball home from close-range and Ciantar released Ohaka in the area and scored with a lobbed ball.

Qrendi kept pressing and Ciantar missed the bar by inches from outside the area after dribbling past two defenders.

The score became 5-0 in the 47th minute as Aquilina entered the area after dribbling past an opponent and  placed the ball in the net with a low drive.

In a rare action by Mtarfa in the 48th minute Josef Bourquenda dribbled past an opponent on the right flank and after advancing Caruana neitralised the ball from his cross-shot with a diving save.

The last two actions before the end  were created by Qrendi. Ciantar served Max Vassallo Agius with a through ball in the area and after Aquilina partly saved his shot the ball was cleared away by a defender and Vassallo Agius then released substitute Luca Falzon in the area and Aquilina denied him with a diving save.

Referee: Daniel Portelli                                                                                                                                                                Player of the match: Wayne Aquilina (Qrendi)

Qrendi: D.Caruana (M.Bajada 63), J.Ohaka (K.Cuschieri 47), M.Vassallo Agius, G.D’Amato, K.Ciantar, K.Cutajar, J.C. Farrugia, W.Aquilina, J.Busuttil (C.Stivala 59), M.Tabone (L.Falzon 50), A.Farrugia (K.Cuschieri 66)

Mtarfa: M.Aquilina (A.Muscat 50), D.Aquilina (G.Ciappara 55), I.Borg, C.Busuttil (K.Saliba 28), J.Bourquenda, M.Caruana (O.Bourquenda 47), D.Ciappara ( K.Cachia 65), L.Farrugia, P.Muscat, B.Spiteri, S.Vassallo.

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