Under 15 Knock Out Competition

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 9:22
Good Causes Fund Cup
Under 15 Knock Out Competition
Preliminary Round
Lija-Iklin too strong for Luqa
Lija-Iklin   4        Luqa    0
Lija-Iklin were in a class of their own in this match as they played methodical football. Their passing of the ball was a delight to watch and their youngsters have a bright future if they are well-looked after. Their opponents in the First Round will be San Gwann.
The first two actions were mounted by Lija-Iklin. Leonard Caruana served Gabriel Borg with a through ball in the area and a defender cleared the ball to a corner and Clyde Fenech released Maverick Cassar on the right flank who after entering the area missed the far post by inches.
In the first action by Luqa, after a run down the right flank by Ivor Farrugia, Lija-Iklin keeper Shemizin Attard neutralised the ball from his low cross.
Two more actions were then mounted by Lija-Iklin. Cassar served Gabriel Borg  with a through ball but he missed the upright from inside the area and Gabriel Borg served Nicholas Camilleri with a cross from the right but he drove over the bar when well placed in the area.
Lija-Iklin opened the score in the 11th minute when Daniel Mallia served Gabriel Borg with a through ball who after out-speeding an opponent scored with a rising shot from the edge of the area past Luqa keeper Nicholas Attard.
 In another action by Luqa Matthew Degiordio released Sean Mifsud in the area but he drove over the bar.
In the 19th minute Cassar should have doubled for Lija-Iklin but he drove out from inside the area with an open goal at his mercy after a perfect cross from the left by Gabriel Borg.
The score became 2-0 in the 28th minute when Cassar served Mallia just outside the area and he netted with a hard rising shot, and just before the break the score became 3-0 as Mallia released Gabriel Borg in the area who scored with a hard low drive.
Actions after the resumption were very few as both sets of players showed signs of tiredness due to the intese heat.
 Lija-Iklin created the first action as Clyde Fenech served Nicholas Camilleri in the area and Luqa substitute keeper Hayes Farrugia saved his shot in two attempts, while at the other end Luqa won a corner kick on the left flank which was taken by Ronan Cassar who served Matthias Caruana with a short pass and a defender cleared the ball away to safety. 
In another action by LIja-Iklin Fenech served Gabriel Borg in the area and Farrugia saved his shot, and Luqa player Matthew Degiorgio dribbled past two opponents and after entering the area Lija-Iklin keeper Attard saved his shot. 
In the 54th minute Lija-Iklin scored a fourth goal when Mallia served Gabriel Borg with a through ball who scored with a lobbed ball from the edge of the area obtaining a personal hat-trick and his side’s fourth goal. 
After substitute Craig Said was fouled outside the area athe ball was cleared away by a lUqa defender after the free kick by Mallia. 
The last action came from Luqa when Degiorgio was fouled on the right edge of the areaand Attard saved the free kick shot by Ronan Cassar. 
Referee: Neil Kamel el Din  
Good Causes Fund Cup
Under 15 Knock Out Competition
Preliminary Round
Deserved win for Marsa
Marsa   4      Qrendi    1
Marsa were by far the better outfit in the game and fully deserved the verdict as they managed to turn defeat into victory after being a goal in arrears. Mosta will be their next opponents in the First Round of the Competition.
Qrendi created the first occasion when Kurt Ciantar served Wayne Cassar with a through ball in the area and Marsa keeper Kluivert Galea foiled him with a timely sortie.
In a reaction by Marsa they mounted two actions. Neil Spiteri dribbled past an opponent on the right flank and as he entered the area the ball missed the far post from his shot, the same player was then fouled outside the area and Qrendi keeper Kurt Ciantar saved the free kick shot by Matthias Zarb.
 In the 6th minute Qendi opened the score. Wayne Cassar was put through on the edge of the area and as Marsa defender Dylan Micallef back-passed the ball with a fick to his keeper the ball ended at the back of the net.
In another action by Qrendi, Ciantar missed the bar by inches after dribbling past an opponent outside the area.
In the 14th minute Marsa levelled matters. Owen Catania served Kieran Vella with a long through ball and as keeper Ciantar came out of his charge to kick the ball away to safety it hit Vella and rolled to the back of the net.
Qrendi mounted another action. A one-two between Ronan Attard and Luca Falzon finished with the latter missing the upright by inches after entering the area.
Between the 28th and 29th minutes Marsa scored two goals. Zarb dribbled past an opponent and after Ciantar partly saved his shot from inside the area Owen Catania was on hand to score from the rebound and Spiteri entered the area after dribbling past an opponent and netted with a hard drive.
Marsa also created the last action before the break when Zarb had a shot from outside the area saved by Ciantar.
Very few were the actions created after the resumption as the first action was created after 11 minutes by Qrendi when Josmar Camilleri dribbled past three opponents who then served Wayne Cassar with a through ball and after he was fouled outside the area the ball was headed away from the free kick shot by Camilleri.
In the first action by Marsa Rowen Magri served Kieran Vella with a long through ball but he failed to control the ball near the goal line.
In the 56th minute Marsa scored a fourth goal as Spiteri pounced on a faulty clearance and scored with a lobbed ball from the edge of the area.
The last two actions before the end were created by Qrendi. Falzon was fouled on the left flank and the ball was headed away from the free kick by Camilleri and Kurt Ciantar entered the area after dribbliong past a defender and the ball hit the base of the upright from his hard drive and from the rebound shot by substitute Carlos Stivala, Marsa substitute keeper Aidan Vassallo saved the ball with a diving save.
Referee; Jude Utulu





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