Stripes three points away from third title

Sunday, April 25, 2010, 18:00

A great comeback by Birkirkara in the second half led to a dramatic and incredible win by the Stripes as they now move closer to winning their third ever League title as they just need three points from their last two games to complete their feat.  Theoretically the Stripes can secure this season’s Championship on Friday when they face Tarxien.

Hibernians had no or little motivation as they faced the leaders but Mark Miller  was banking on his young lads for a possible surprise. Hibernians showed little respect to the leaders as they led 4-1 towards the end of the first half.

The first part of the game saw the Stripes going ahead with a lucky goal by captain Galea but to the astonishment of all especially of the Birkirkara fans they conceded not less than four goals to go 4-1 down with fingers being pointed at the Stripes central defenders and keeper Mora.

Comvalius’ 4-2 goal could be considered as being the turning point of the game but what motivated the Bkara players were definitely  the angry supporters who were protesting heavily at the players and throwing broken seats in the warm up area.

A spirited Bkara side was completely transformed in the latter part of the game with Paul Zammit’s side scoring no less than three goals for a dramatic 5-4 win.

Referee Chris Lautier.

1” – Jorge Mora saves a first timer volley by Chris Camilleri.

7” – Sylvano Comvalius alone in front of Mario Muscat tips the ball over the crossbar.

10” – Birkirkara go a goal up with a Michael Galea’s shot cross deviated by Mario Muscat into his own net 1-0.

12” – Sean Bajada shoots wide from just outside the penalty area, Muscat covering well the first post.

13” – Jean Paul Farrugia heads home from a Cohen indirect free kick 1-1.

19” – Mora saves a Triston Caruana shot from 30 meters.

21” – Hibernians go 2-1 up with a picture goal by Triston Caruana.

27” – Birkirkara stunned! Edward Herrera strikes into Mora’s net after a successful run with a right wing overlap 3-1.

30” – Substitution: Carlo Mamo injured Out, Joseph Zerafa In (Bkara)

34” – Triston Caruana lobs over Mora with a soft header and registers a personal brace 4-1.

35” – Birkirkara supporters angry at their players, three broken chairs thrown in the warm up area.

40” – Sylvano Comvalius keeps the Stripes hopes  alive as he pushes into the net from a loose ball 4-2

42” – Mario Muscat deviates to corner from a Galea’s header with the help of the crossbar.

45+” – Trevor Cilia turns just on the penalty spot unmarked but misses the target.

Half  Time Score – Birkirkara 2 v Hibernians 4

46” – The Stripes make a flying start in the second Half as Sean Bajada scores directly from a corner with Muscat easily beaten 4-3.

53” – Michael Galea puts the Bkara fans in a festive mood as his header finds the back of the net and manages to level the score 4-4.

55” – Substitutions: Aaron Xuereb and Andrew Cohen Out, Elton Morelato and Christian Callejas.

61” – Substitution: Jean Paul Farrugia Out, Rene Duca In. (Hibs)

63” – The ninth goal of the game was registered as Bkara go up 5-4 with a Trevor Cilia goal after a brave run on the right.

71” – Substitution: Sean Bajada Out, Alan Tabone In (Bkara)

72” – News reaches Ta Qali that Carlo Mamo is being treated in Hospital for a fractured arm.

80” – Substitution: Sylvano Comvalius Out, Carl Pulo In (Bkara).

Full Time Birkirkara 5 – Hibernians 4

BOV Player of the Match – Michael Galea Bkara





13 Comments

  1. JESMOND says:

    MARIO MUSCAT NAHSEB LI FLOK TINTEFA MA L’ART TRID TIBQA BIL WIEQFA BIEX TILQA IL BALLUN U INTI ANDREW COEN MA GHANDNIEX BZONNOK FIT TEAM TAL BELT TA U BILHAQ INTI CHARLO LI TFAJT IL COMMENT TIGHEK TA IDDAWWAR IR RIZULTAT MHUX HEKK TMERIX LIL GHAJNEJK AX TAF X,RAJT HU KEMM ILI NITLA GROUND FARSA HEKK QATT MA RAJT

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  2. JESMOND says:

    LIL CHARLO NGHIDLU OQOD HEMM GHAX IL LEAGUE GHADU MA NTREBAHX BAQA LOGHBA OHRA GHALFEJN TINKWETAW GHAX QEDIN TIBZAW TA MHUX FTIT TA B,KARA U BILHAQ BIEX TILHQU LIL VALLETTA FC TAF KEMM BAQALKOM HUX 17 IL LEAGUE IEHOR U MAHOM HAFNA UNURI KBAR OHRA BISS IT TAZZA LI HADNA DIS-SENA GHANDKOM 100 SENA OHRA BIEX TIKKOMPETU FIHA JEKK B’KARA IKUNU GHADHOM JEZISTU GHAX NAHSEB ANKE SENA OHRA TIGGIELDU BIEX MA TAQAWX SEJRIN BHAL MA GRALHOM IL HIBS JAQALAW XEBA MA KULHADD. FORZA VALLETTA FC GHALINA IL LEAGUE ILJUNI

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  3. soss says:

    ma kontx naf li guda adu jezisti u propju ga malta ma team ta rahal gdid

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  4. anthony says:

    u inti d-difiza tal hibs rajt kevin, ta b’kara ma rajtix.

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  5. ffc says:

    sewwa amlu l hibs …laqwa li ma jihduhx l belt… lewwel joqodu jaqlawlek l familja mario dawn mbad jipretendu li tpaxxijhom u tifrixilom it tapit al league… proset habib :D

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  6. charlo says:

    xgara bdaqshekk ghax rebhu u dawru rizultat bkara? kien hawn miktub x’imkien l-belt bilfors iridu jiehdu league? gabu coach barrani? gabu l-aqwa players? hallshuhom balla euor’s ?? full timers?? ALLURA !!! QALB, GRINTA U COACH TA VERU KULMA TRID u komplu aqaw ghac cajt ma malta kollha ghat tieni sena konsekuttiva tal-belt !!! komplu ohorgu l-eluf u armu t-tfal tan-nursery taghkom!!! ionsejtuha meta taju 7 lil m’xlokk? meta tawkom tidwira mklokk meta hadtu league !! mela lli jaqblilkom biss tghajdu. ma tarxien bkara diga dawru rizultat kwazi breha min 3-1 minn taht. mal-hibs irnexxiet. allura !!! issa hudu pacenzja u komplu ohorgu l-flus halli tergaw tixtru balla players ohra ghal stagun iehor forsi ma tafx kif u tergaw tispiccaw it-tieni.

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  7. vfc says:

    Farsa mill bidu sa l ahhar,football malti MISS IL QIEGH

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  8. Clayton says:

    kulhadd champion biex jitfa t-tajn …. imma at the end of the day birkirkara ha jkunu l-vera champions … tal-hibs : insejtu x’gara s-sena l-ohra ?! qatt ma kritikajnikhom ahna … anzi iccelebrajna maghkhom …. mela halluna niehdu pjacir issa !!

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  9. carl says:

    Wara din l-loghba haqqu jerga jirritorna bhala in no.1 goalkeeper ta Malta Mario Muscat loool
    dak ezempju ghat tfal li jallem fl iskola tijaw !

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  10. andy says:

    Jghajtu ix xjuh , u jghajtu it tfal, IL FOOTBALL MALTI KARNIVAL !!!!……ir rimonta li kienu ghamlu il liverpool fuq il Milan fil final tac champions league, lanqas tibda fejn din !.. u le jien mhinix supporter belti !, izda meta tara dawn l-affarijiet wiehed jibda jistaqsi …. min jaf kemm daq il mobile ta Mario fil Half time ?… 

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  11. mark s says:

    cohen aaron and mario to answer for the farse of d second half mark

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  12. JESMOND says:

    HU XI TGHIDU GHAL COACH TAL HIBS QALA LIL MIN KIEN QIGHED JILGHAB TAJJEB. U MARIO MUSCAT KULL XUTT GOAL MINFLOK JOHROG IDU BIEX JILQA IDAHHALHOM IL GEWWA..MIN IRID JINVESTIGA GHANDU X’JAGHMEL TA . FOOTBALL MALTI FARSA

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  13. kevin curmi says:

    allajbierek i difiza kollha tal hibs waqfet, tghid kumbinazzjoni?

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