Valletta scrape past Hamrun into FA trophy final

Monday, May 17, 2010, 22:57

Valletta managed a 6-5 win on penalties after a 0-0 draw, when they faced a disciplined Hamrun side whereas the Citizens looked tense and erratic. Valletta were missing Gilbert Agius from their starting lineup and also had certain elements that looked tired from last week’s match in Germany, namely Scicluna and Mifsud.

Andrew Hogg, Valletta's hero

The game was mostly played in the midfield, with Valletta keeper Andrew Hogg hardly being called into the action in the first half, while Hamrun’s Casha parried Scerri’s header in the 15th minute.

Vallette were a man up in the 74th minute when Mark Anthony Bonnici was shown his second yellow card but the scoring chances were few and far between.

After 90 minutes the score was still 0-0 and both teams went into extra time where after 15 minutes Steve Bezzina was also given marching orders thus reducing Valletta to 10 men. There was more drama 6 minutes form the end of injury when one of Hamrun’s defenders handled the ball with his hand in the penalty area but the referee signalled the Valletta player to play on.

In the end it all boiled down to the penalty shootout, with all players scoring the first 4 penalties for both teams before Hogg missed the 5th one for Valletta but he turned from villain to hero when he saved Gaetan Spiteri’s deciding shot. Steve Borg and Rupert Mangion both scored, and so did Kevin Sammut, but Hamrun keeper Ivan Casha’s powerful shot was saved by Hogg to send the Lilywhites into the final where they will meet Qormi or Tarxien

Penalties, scorers in brackets:

Valletta 1 – Hamrun 0 (Priso)
Valletta 1 – Hamrun 1  (Obiefule)
Valletta 2 – Hamrun 1 (Mifsud)
Valletta 2 – Hamrun 2 (Holland)
Valletta 3 – Hamrun 2 (Scicluna)
Valletta 3 – Hamrun 3 (Hrubsa)
Valletta 4 – Hamrun 3 (Falzon)
Valletta 4 – Hamrun 4 (Fenech)
Valletta 4 – Hamrun 4 (Hogg MISSED)
Valletta 4 – Hamrun 4 (Spiteri MISSED)
Valletta 5 – Hamrun 4 (Borg)
Valletta 5 – Hamrun 5 (Mangion)
Valletta 6 – Hamrun 5 (Sammut)
Valletta 6 – Hamrun 5 (Casha MISSED)

Valletta win 6-5 on penalties





7 Comments

  1. valletta fc says:

    ha najdlek jiena sur karl ghax mid dehra qed tinsa li flok dawk it tlett players spicaw laghbu tlett players li mhux il pozizjoni taghom li huma dyson li huwa winger u mhux midfielder centrali, dylan grima apparti li dejjem bankina mhux postu hemm u viper kulhadd jaf li huwa laterali propjament u spicca refa il piz kollu fuqu fin nofs. il verita karl taf xinhi li kona imkisrin u team taghna il bierah zgur ma kienx kif kien qabel najdu ahna bankina kolla mil youths kienu bhal ta hamrun u biex tara kemm kona imkisrin ghamilna lobgha shieha bistess team li bdejna biss ecezjoni ta cleavon frendo li kein unika player stabilit fuq il bankina. IMPORTANTI HANINI KARL LI LAGHBNA HAZIEN IMMA GHADEJNA DAK LI JGHODD, xjiswa li tilghab tajjeb kif ghamilna ahna sena ohra fil final meta kona 3-1 min tahd 10 min nies u gibna draw 3-3 u hasrilna goal car validu ta 4-3 ghal offside u tlifna final bil penalties mhux xorta bil bannana bqajna bhal HAMRUN

    tafu xinhi verita li meta jerbhu belt kulhadd ifurlu istonku

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  2. pompa tal liri says:

    Il belt skantaw kif ma rebhux il league huma , TEMMEN!!!!

    imma kif ma jindunawx u? :) )))

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  3. valletta fc says:

    mid dehra dan is suppost gurnalista nesa li kelna ukol nieqsin lil jamie pace u lil edmond aguis li kolla huma mil midfield u deher evidenti kemm hasejnijom illum u kelna ukoll lil jordi nieqes ukoll!!!

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    Karl S Reply:

    Habib mhux ahjar tara ghalfejn il-Valletta, team mimli stilel, bata kontra il Hamrun illi din is-sena laghbu fir-relegation pool?

    Li jkollok tliet players neqsin taghmel differenza ghal certu timijiet, imma zgur mhux ghal Belt illi kellhom bosta problemi din is-sena ghax kellhom ihallu certu players prominenti bhal pace u Sammut fuq il bank!

    Fl-opinjoni tieghi il-Belt hassew lil Gilbert, il bqija tibqghux issibu skuzi hlief illi it-team din is-sena, u specjalment ilbierah, ma kienx ta livell kif mistenni.

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    FORZA VALLETTA CITY Reply:

    JIEN WAHDA NGHIDLEK HABIB NAHSEB INTI WIEHED MIN DAWK LI XTAQTUNA NITILFU IMMA HU PACENZJA OQOD IL HADD ARANA UKOLL U JEKK MA TARAHIEX IL LOGHBA AHJAR

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  4. ffc says:

    andom bix jiftahru l belt hafnaaaaaaaaa taa loolll

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