Unbeaten Valletta open seven points gap

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 19:55

by Joshua Cacciattolo.

Valletta managed to win also against Hamrun Spartans to open a seven points gap from arch rivals Floriana and Tarxien Rainbows thanks to second half goals by defender Steve Borg and Nigerian Omonigho Temile. Both scorers opened officially their account for Valletta this season. In the dying minutes of the match both teams played with ten minutes after Hamrun’s Martin Hrubsa and then Valletta Dyson Falzon were shown their second yellow card.

Jesmond Zerafa had to make three changes in his new 4-2-3-1 formation due to suspensions and injuries. Edmond Agius, Ian Zammit and Dyson Falzon replaced suspended duo  Jamie Pace, Ramon Dos Santos and injured Jonathan Caruana. Pace setters Valletta were coming from a 0-0 draw against Floriana last Saturday.

Steve D’ Amato again opted for the same 4-1-4-1 and also started with the same eleven who won agsinst bottom placed Vittoriosa Stars 2-0 last Friday.

First Half

18min: Omar Borg saved a Kevin Sammut low shot.

28min: A Terence Scerri tap in goal was ruled as offside.

29min Omar Borg saved to corner from a Terence Scerri header after Denni Dos Santos put in a cross fromthe right.

35min: Roderick Briffa’s powerful shot was just off the target.

41min. Former Valletta player Massimo Grima headed perfectly but hit the upright.

Second Half

54min: Steve Borg heads hoem and beats a helpless Omar Borg from a Denni dos Santos right cross. The former Mosta defender scored his first goal of the season 1-0. Hamrun protested after this goal as Steve Bonnici claimed he was pushed by the scorer.

68min: Gaetan Spiteri header was off target.

80min: Omar Borg saved a well placed shot by Brazilian Denni Dos Santos.

88min: Omonigho Temile beats Omar Said after a blunder by Jovan Vukanic 2-0

Hamrun S. M.A.Bonnici (M.Mifsud 89min), M.Grima, Rod.Fennech, Ryan.Fenech, M.Pereira, G.Spiteri, J.Vukanic, M.Hrubsa, D,Camilleri, O.Borg, S.Bonnici (P.C.Anizoba 63min).

Valletta FC: A.Hogg, R.Briffa, S,Borg, E.Agius, G.Agius (O.Temille 57min), I.Azzopardi, I,Zammit (K.Magro 82min), D.Dos Santos, K.Sammut, D,Falzon, T.Scerri (S.Arab 90min).

Referee: Chris Lautier

Yellow Cards: Rod.Fenech, M.A.Bonnici, M.Hrubsa (H) E.Agius(V)

Red Card: M.Hrubsa (H), D.Falzon (V)  (second booking)

BOV Player of the Match: Steve Borg (Valletta)

 Attendance: 2519

Standings after nine games: Valletta (21), Floriana (14), Tarxien R. (14), Hamrun S. (13), Marsaxlokk (13), Birkirkara (13), Qormi (11), Sliema W. (9), Hiberians (7), Vittoriosa S. (6).





2 Comments

  1. 19 il-leugue says:

    Hawn il-kullari ta l-ghonq nofs prezz min qijghad ihares il-fuq biex jara li team tal-belt biex ma jitfalux iktar stress fih u jiffjamalu.

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  2. city boys says:

    mfa qed taghti b,xejn trombi lir rival ta valletta fc

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