Valletta give a lesson to Sliema Wanderers

Friday, November 5, 2010, 20:50

by Joshua Cacciatolo.

Leaders Valletta opened a seven point gap on Floriana and Hamrun Spartans after beating Sliema Wanderers 4-0 in a one sided match.

Valletta from the first minute showed their supremacy and Denni Dos Santos open the score after an intelligent through ball by Gilbert Agius. In the second half Terence Scerri converted a penalty after he was fouled by Souare Tidiane in the box. Captain Gilbert Agius and substitute Edmond Agius sealed it for the Capital in the dying minutes

Jesmond Zerafa opted for a 4-4-1-1 line up. Captain Gilbert Agius started the match as he was the only change from Valletta’s last game replacing the injured Ramon Dos Santos.

Therefore Valletta’s back row had the insertion of Briffa as right back thus leaving his midfield position to veteran Agius.

Mark Marlow started with his initial 4-4-2 plan with Mifsud Triganza and Nigerian Obiefule in his forward line. Steven Bezzina and Ian Azzopardi played against their former side for the first time after their transfer last summer.

First Half

19min: Valletta 1-0. Brazilian Denni Dos Santos beats Viktor Szentpeteri from close range after an intelligent trough ball by captain Gilbert Agius.

31min: Jackson Lima’s powerful effort turned to corner by Maltese international Andrew Hogg.

42min: Jackson Lima close range effort was held by Andrew Hogg.

Second Half

58min: Jackson Lima effort from inside the penalty area was off target.

63min: Dyson Falzon’s powerful shot missed the target.

66min: Penalty for Valletta! Souare fouls Terence Scerri in the penalty area.

68min: Terence Scerri converted the penalty to score his sixth goal of the season.

86min: Gilbert Agius headed home from a Omionigho Temile cross.

89min: Edmond Agius shot hits the back of the net after a cross by Ian Zammit.

Valletta FC: A.Hogg, S.Borg, G.Agius(E.Agius 87min), J.Caruana, I.Azzopardi, R.Briffa, J.Pace, K.Sammut(I.Zammit 81min), D.Falzon(O.Temile 65min), T.Scerri, D.Dos Santos.

Sliema W: V.Szentpeteri, J.Mifsud, S.Tidane Souare, M.Scerri, J.P. Mifsud Triganza (M.Ciantar 79min), C.Gatt Baldacchino, J.Lima Sequira, O.Obiefule, R.Bajada(J.Paris 62min), J.Mintoff, B.Muscat(S.Bezzina 73min).

Referee: Alan Mario Sant

Yellow Cards: D. Dos Santos (V) C.Gatt Baldacchino (S), J. Lima (S), J.Mifsud (S), R.Briffa (V)

BoV Player of the Match: Gilbert Agius (Valletta)

Attendance: 1427


  1. Supporter Belti says:

    Valletta kienu qawwija wisq ghal Sliema. Saqajna mal-art, niehdu loghba loghba u nibqaw ghaddejjin.


  2. JESMOND says:



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