Sliema edge past Qormi in a thrilling encounter

Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 12:59

Sliema Wanderers FC worked their socks off to win against Qormi FC who lost this crucial match even though the blues played for more then 15 minutes with a man less.

Sliema had more ball possession in the first half but did not manage to convert their chances into goals whilst Qormi looked really tired.

Ironically Qormi were playing their best football in the second half as Victor Carbonaro surely had a tough speech for his players in the interval but Dronca converted a penalty in the 51st minute. The tussle in the box was deemed a foul by referee Alan Mario Sant which had a very good control of the match. The yellow blacks had shot after shot repelled by the Sliema defence who had young Jeremy Alden defending the posts instead of Simon Agius who filed a lawsuit against Sliema that same day for alleged corruption claims.

Happy times for the Sliema clan

Turner was introduced instead of an injured Failla for Sliema and the experienced captain controlled the proceedings from then on.

In the 79th minute Ryan Fenech was heard from the stands insulting the assistant Alan Camilleri for an alleged out ball given in Qormi’s favour and the referee had not option but to red card him. This gave way to a barrrage by Qormi who could not get the draw.

In the end Mifsud Triganza managed the impossible as he dribbled a defender at the edge of the box and somewhat managed to tip the ball inside after his first shot was blocked.

Sliema Wanderers FC get their status of third placing in the BOV Premier league and will now participate in the Europa League qualifiers with training starting in ten days time!

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