Sliema Wanderers held by Marsaxlokk

Saturday, September 17, 2011, 19:11

Final score: Sliema 2-2 Marsaxlokk

by Joshua Cacciatolo

Sliema Wanderers were held in 2-2 draw against Marsaxlokk in today’s second match at the Corradino Stadium

Marsaxlokk opened the score thanks to a long distance Martin Deanov free kick in which Sliema keper Bonello left much to be desired. In the second half Sliema scored two goals through Danial Mitev and Roderick Bajada but one minute later Marsaxlokk equalized by Obinna’s low shot.

Sliema Wanderers now have eight points from four matches while Marsaxlokk have four points from four games.

Sliema coach Danilo Doncic started an initial 4-3-3 formation as foreigners Jorge Santos and Daniel Mitev supported centre striker Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza. Sliema were coming from a 1-0 victory against Floriana.

Marsaxlokk coach Winston Muscat started with an offensive 4-3-3 formation as Obinna Obiefule and Dylan Kokavessis formed the forward line. The South siders were coming from two consecutive defeats.

First Half

18min: Martin Deanov scored for Marsaxlokk as the Bulgarian’s powerful free kick went past Sliema goalkeeper Henry Bonello who could have easily saved when considering the shot came from almost 33 meters.

33min: Marsaxlokk goalkeeper Rueben Gauci saved a powerful low drive by Jorge Santos Silva.

40min: Henry Bonello kept Wanderers in the match as he turned to corner an Obinna Obiefule shot.

45min: Jorge was close for 1-1 but defender Patrick Borg cleared off the line Jorge Santos’ powerful shot.

Second Half

47min: Sliema again close but Mark Scerri shot nearly skimmed the post.

55min: Daniel Mitev took advantage after Patrick Borg’s defensive blunder to beaten Marsaxlokk goalkeeper Rueben Gauci for 1-1.

75min: Stand in captain Roderick Bajada scored with a powerful strike from a free kick 2-1 for the Wanderers.

77min: Obinna Obiefule levels the score as his low shot beats Henry Bonello 2-2.

Sliema W: H.Bonnello, A.Muscat (C.Gatt Baldacchino 60min), J.Mifsud, M.Scerri, J.P.Mifsud Triganza, D.Mitev, S.Bezzina, J.L.Sequeira, R.Galabov, R.Bajada, J.Santos Silva

Hibernians: R.Gauci, M.Licari, C.Mamo, P.Borg, C.Campaganoli, F.Raimy, E.Lattes, S.Borg (S.Eboh 74min), M.Deanov, O.Biefule, D.Kokavessis

Scores: M.Deanov, O.Obiefule (M) D.Mitev, R.Bajada (S)

Referee: Marco Borg

Yellow Cards: R.Bajada (S), D.Mitev (S), M.Licari (M), S.Borg (M), F.Raimy (M), O.Obiefule (M), J.Mifsud (S), C.Gatt Baldacchino (S), D.Kokavessis (M)

Red Cards: D.Mitev (S)

BoV Man of the Match: Roderick Bajada

Attendance for Saturday’s two matches: 689

 

Teams G Pts
Hibernians 4 10
Valletta 3 9
Floriana 4 9
Sliema W. 4 8
Birkirkara 4 7
Marsaxlokk 4 4
Balzan Y. 4 4
Mqabba 4 4
Qormi 3 3
Hamrun S 4 1
Tarxien R 3 1
Mosta 3 1




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