Tarxien register their second win of the season

Sunday, October 31, 2010, 13:59

by Catherine Micallef.  

Tarxien and Sliema battled it out this afternoon as matchday 6 of the BOV Premier League 2010-11 continued this afternoon at the Hibernians Stadium in Kordin. Tarxien were coming from a 5-2 defeat to Valletta whilst Sliema drew a disapppointing goalless game against Qormi.

Tarxien’s coach Noel Coleiro started with a 4-1-3-2 approach with Everton Pereira missing and thus playing Anonam and Mintoff as central defenders. On the other hand Sliema’s game plan was typical 4-2-3-1 with Mifsud as a central defender together with Sckou Tidiane Souare with the former given the captain’s arm band. Tarxien were much prudent with the ball possession and were lethal when it came to conclude towards the opponents posts. Sliema can only cry out loud for the many chances they missed during the 90 minutes.

1st Half:

1min: John Mintoff’s low shot saved in two attempts by Curmi.

9min: Roderick Bajada sees his powerful first timer shot just above Curmi’s crossbar.

10min: Tarxien 1 – 0. Bueno effects a perfects cross from the right hand side of Tarxien’s attack and finds Riccardo Costa in a perfect position to hit home with a scissor kick.

13 min: Obiefule’s header just misses the target.

39min: Sliema 1-1. Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza flicks into the net a Jackson Lima freekick for the equaliser.

2nd Half:

51min: Tarxien 2-1. Defensive blunder by Gatt Baldacchino who was previously moved to the right back position, with Dos Santos Rodrigues passing the ball to Bueno who tips on Szentpeteri’s second post.

58min: Mark Tanti sees his shot goes a bit high on Szentpeteri’s goal post.

64 min: John Mintoff sees his distance shot effort hit the upright.

67min: Bueno penetrates the Sliema defence from the right with his cross towards Cristiano Dos Santos Rodrigues with the attempt of the latter just cleared off the goal line.

85min: Sliema close to equalise with Valdo Alhinho Gonclaves with his 35metre distance shot hitting the upright with Curmi beaten.  

89min: Sliema unlucky not to level the score when a John Mintoff header hit the crossbar again for Sliema.

Referee: Clayton Pisani

Tarxien R: A.Curmi, M. Caruana, R.Costa (S.Hili 80min), C. Dos Santos Rodrigues, S. Pacheco de Oliveira (L.Galea 82min), M.Tanti(R.Grech 72min), L. Vella Critien, O. Anonam, R. Mintoff, D. Mariano Bueno, J. Grioli.

Sliema W: V. Szentpeteri, J.Briffa (J.Paris 42min), J.Mifsud, S. Souare Tidiane (V.Gonclaves 79min), J.Mintoff (M.Ciantar 80min), J.P. Migsud Triganza, C. Baldacchino, J.Lima, O.Obiefule, R. Bajada, B.Muscat.

Yellow Cards: R. Bajada (S), Justin Grioli (T), Julian Briffa (S), C. Dos Santos Rodrigues (T), D. Bueno (T), C.Gatt Baldacchino (S), L.Galea (T)

Scorers: R. Costa (T), J.P Mifsud Triganza (S), D.Bueno (T)

BOV Player of the Match: Daniel Mariano Bueno.

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