Under-15 Youth Football: Easy game for Żabbar

Monday, September 7, 2015, 16:26

By Victor Ciangura

APS Bank

Second Preliminary Round Leg 1

Easy game for Żabbar 

Żabbar      13

Sta Lucia  1

The final result is a clear indication that there was only one team in the game. Żabbar are sure to progress to the Group Phase after playing the second leg after winning the game with such a high score. Sta Lucia had some regulars missing and had to rope in Under 13 players.

The rout commenced in the 4th minute as Owen Seychell dribbled past an opponent on the right flank and crossed the ball to Andre Grech who scored from inside the area past Sta Lucia keeper Jamie Sapiana. Two minutes later the score became 2-0, Dylan Cassar crossed the ball from the right to Andre Grech and after the ball thumped the upright from his hard drive Seychell first-timed the ball home from the rebound.

The pressure from Żabbar resumed as they added two more goals in the 12th and 15th minutes. Cassar served Robbie Buttigieg with a square pass outside the area who netted with a hard low drive and Sta Lucia defender Matthias Pace handled the ball outside the area and Nicholas Grech scored with a rising shot from the free kick to make it 4-0.

Four more goals were then scored between the 18th and 28th minutes. Juanito Mifsud was tripped in the area and Cassar converted from the spot. Ander Grech scored direct from a free kick after Buhagiar was fouled outside the area. Buhagiar released Russell Hili with a through ball who scored with a rising shot from the edge of the area  and Cassar served Hili with a long throw-in in the area who netted with a low shot for an 8-0 score line.

The score became 10-0 before the break between the 32nd and 34th minutes. Ander Grech scored with a rising shot from outside the area after a cross from the right by Cassar and the same player entered the area after beating an opponent and scored with a low drive.

Just before the half time whistle Sta Lucia scored a consolation goal as Sven Vidal pounced on a defensive indecision and scored with a low shot after entering the area.

Eight minutes after restart Żabbar scored No 11 as Buttigieg released Hili on the right flank who then crossed to Nicholas Grech in the area and netted with a low hard drive, and the score became 12-1 in the 49th minute as Nicholas Grech scored with a header from inside the area after a high through ball by substitute Miguel Chetcuti and the final goal was scored in the 58th minute as the same player scored with a hard low drive from the edge of the area after dribbling past two defenders.

  • Żabbar: A,Muscat, N.Buhagiar, R.Buttigieg, D.Cassar, K.Demicoli, F.Gambin, A.Grech, N.Grech, R.Hili, J.Mifsud, O. Seychell
  • Sta Luċija: J.Sapiano, A.azzop0ardi, L.Leckey, M.Pace, K.Formosa, R.Micallef, R.Flavio, V.Decelis, S.Vidal, P.Fava, G.Agius
  • Referee: Gabriel Buhagiar

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