Ryan Fenech runs the show for Valletta

Saturday, January 29, 2011, 16:45

by Joshua Cacciattolo.

Unbeaten Valletta beat strugglers Sliema Wanderers 4-1 thanks to a brace by Ryan Fenech’s and Terence Scerri.

Valletta could not have a better start, as on the 11th minute Ryan Fenech’s cross was met by Terence Scerri’s header to score his 13th of the season. On the 29th minute debutant Ryan Fenech made 2-0, but still there was time for another goal in the dying minutes of the first half. Jackson Lima scored a penalty after Ian Azzopardi’s foul in the box. In the second half Sliema Wanderers were reduced to ten man after Jackson Lima Sequeira was double booked in just two minutes for applauding the referee. On the 67th minute Ryan Fenech made it 3-1 with a perfect lob and in the end Terence Scerri’s powerful shot made it 4-1

Valletta coach Jesmond Zerafa gave the debut to his  newly recruited Ryan Fenech in his 4-2-3-1 formation. The former Hamrun captain and Kevin Sammut  supported striker Terence Scerri on the flanks. Captain Gilbert Agius returned on the bench while Jamie Pace was injured. Unbeaten Valletta drew against Marsaxlokk last Saturday.

Sliema Wanderers’ coach Mark Marlow opted for a 4-3-3 formation. Jackson Lima, Nigerian Obinna Obiefule and Tunisian Lachkhem formed the trident forward line. Sliema Wanderers were coming from a last gap draw against Tarxien Rainbows last Monday.

In today’s first match Qormi beat Hiberians 1-0 thanks to Santos Souza’s first half penalty

First Half
11min: Terence Scerri’s header beaten Sliema custodian from a Ryan Fenech’s assist.1-0

29min: Debutant Ryan Fenech open his Valletta account with a powerful shot in the net. 2-0

45min: Jackson Lima converted a penalty after Ian Azzopardi fouled Lachkhem in the box.2-1

Second Half

67min: what a debut!!! Ryan Fenech made it 3-1 with a perfect lob.

90min: Terence Scerri’s powerful shot made it 4-1 in the end.

Sliema W: V. Szenpeteri, B.Muscat, J.Mifsud, C.Gatt Baldacchino, S.Bezzina(N.Turner), R.Bajada(M.Ciantar), Mscerri, C.Faillia(J.P.Mifsud Triganza, O.Obiefule, J.Lima, C.Lachkhem,

Valletta: A.Hogg, I.Azzopardi, J.Caruana, R.D.Santos, S.Borg, R.Fenech(K.Magro), E.Agius, R.Briffa, K.Sammut(G.Agius), D.D.Santos(I.Zammit, T.Scerri

Referee: Kevin Azzopardi

Yellow Cards:M.Scerri, J.Lima, O.Obiefule(S) R.Briffa (V)

Red Cards: Jackson Lima (S) (second booking)

BOV Man of the Match: Ryan Fenech

Attendance: 2557


  1. valletta fc says:

    we are the champions. issa hamrun umbad moffaq u tistau ituna tazza


  2. Belti pur says:



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