Serbian Vukanac denies win for Stars

Friday, November 5, 2010, 5:35

by Joshua Cacciatolo.
 
Nikola Vukanac earned a point for the Champions thanks to a late header on the 93rd minute against Vittoriosa Stars in the only Premier League match that was played on Thursday evening.

Following three unbeaten games the Stars led by coach Muscat have now five points and are placed ninth in the table with Hiberians . Four placed Birkirkara have been now four games without a victory with nine points from seven games

Winston Muscat opted for a defensive 4-5-1 formation with Anthony Ewurum as the lonely striker while under pressure Paul Zammit started with an initial 4-3-3.  Also missing for the Stripes were Trevor Cilia and Rowen Muscat. Gozo born Shaun Bajada started on the bench after he missed last two games.

First Half

29 min: Captain Jeffrey Chetcuti hit wide from long range.

30 min: Scottish Michael Fraser blocked an Emiliano Lattes shot after he just past by Ryan Scicluna.

Second Half

50 min: Birkirkara’s keeper saves on Leighton Grech.

61 min: Vittoriosa 1-0. Jorge Santos Silva’s volley beats a helpless Fraser after a good run and cross from Leighton Grech.

85 min: Argentian Lattes hits the woodwork.

89 min: Edison Luis Dos Santos was close to seal it for the Stars but he hit the woodwork from Campagnoli cross.

93 min: Nikola Vukanac header beats goalkeeper Simon Agius from Shaun Bajada free kick.

94 min: Red card! Substitute Edison Luis Dos Santos head butts Joseph Zerafa to receive a straight red card.

Final Score Vittoriosa 1 v Birkirkara 1   Scores: Jorge Silva Santos(V) Nikola Vukanac (B)

B’KARA:  M.Fraser, R.Scicluna, A.Decesare (T.Paris 77min), J.Zerafa, S.Zahra (C.Pulo 56min), N.Vukanac, T.Vella (S.Bajada 55 min), P.Fenech, E.Lattes, M.Galea, A.Buhagiar.

VITTORIOSA S:  S.Agius, C.Sammut, S.Pace, J.Chetcuti, C.Campagnoli, D.Cachia, K.Mifsud, J.Silva (C.Micallef 90 min), A.Ewurum, S.Wellman, L.Grech (E.Luis Dos Santos 76 min).

Yellow Cards: A.Decesare, S.Zahra, R.Scicluna, P.Fenech (B)

Red Card: Edison Luis Dos Santos 94th

Referee: Kevin Azzopardi

BOV Player of the Match: Jorge Santos Silva

Attendance: 590





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