Sliema floor Mosta in first friendly

Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 23:55

by Sandro Micallef

Sliema kicked off their series of friendlies on Wednesday evening when they were hosted by Mosta in the Charles Abela Stadium. Wednesday’s game was also the first one in a series for the Mosta side led by Steve Damato.

Sliema won the match 2-0 with a goal scored in each half. Clive Mizzi’s side won this first friendly despite having to play almost all the second half with 10 men after one of their foreign players was sent off by referee Clayton Pisani.

New recruits Justin Haber and Daniel Bogdanovic were making their debut with the Mosta shirt with the latter failing to impress. Haber had a good debut guarding the Mosta area before he was substituted on the 60 minute mark to make space for his reserve keeper.

Both sides had an array of foreign players on trial.

Sliema’s Roderick Bajada who was out on loan from Sliema to Valletta in the latter part of last season was seen running along the pitch. He was not part of the Sliema sqaud. On the other side fireworks started immediately inside the Mosta dressing room before the game as Gilbert Martin refused to wear the Mosta kit. He was originally in the 18 man squad. Rumours have it that he was upset because Bogdanovic had been given the number 10 jersey. Efforts to try an confirm this issue were unsuccessful.

Tarxien draw with Zejtun

In another friendly played yesterday Tarxien Rainbows and Zejtun Corinthians shared a goalless draw in their first respective friendly game of the 2012/13 pre-season.

Tarxien play Qormi on Thursday evening before they compete in the AME Cup at the Luxol Stadium.





1 Comment

  1. Sliema Biss says:

    Sur Micallef, ghal-korrettezza Sliema diga laghbna friendly il gimgha l-ohra kontra Qormi li intemmet bl-iskor ta 2-2. Apparti ir-rizultat posittiv tal bierah (li mhux daqshekk importanti f’dan l-istadju) jidher li fit-team gdid Sliemiz, hemm grinta kbira u players qed jilghabu bil-qalb, xi haga pozittiva hafna li dahhlu it-technical staff gdid. Jalla nibqghu naraw dan it-tip ta prestazzjonijiet fil-Premier league.

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