Valletta easily surpass Qormi

Saturday, September 10, 2011, 20:04

Final Score:  Valletta 3-1 Qormi

by Joshua Cacciattolo

Valletta’s first-half barrage secured an easy win at the National stadium over a Qormi side which looked worryingly weak.

The Citizens are on top of the table on maximum points from three games as they stretch to 36 undefeated games.

Valletta scored through a Jamie Pace screamer and Denni Dos Santos’ powerful shot in the first half as Alfred Effiong made it three in the second half. On the 68th minute Joseph Farrugia scored from the penalty spot to reduce the gap for Qormi.

Coach Jesmond Zerafa started an offensive trident forward line as top form Alfred Effiong and Michael Mifsud started in front Brazilian Denni Dos Santos. The Maltese international replaced injured Ryan Fenech.

Qormi’s mentor Stephen Azzopardi opted for a defesive 4-5-1 formation as Jorginho started as alone striker supported from Bello Osagie and Giuseppe Vela Jr on the wings.

First Half

7min: Michael Mifsud missed a sitter as he conclude off target inside the penalty area after he was served by Denni DoS Santos.

17min: Jamie Pace scored with a powerful pile driver to open his seasonal account 1-0.

26min: Valletta continued to impress as Denni Dos Santos powerful diagonal shot was saved by Matthew Farrugia.

45min: Denni Dos Santos sealed the win for Valletta on the stroll of the half time as his powerful diagonal shot managed to beat helpless Matthew Farrugia.

Second Half

49min: William Barbosa’s effort was off target.

56min: Alfred Effiong made it 3!! Michael Mifsud’s low shot was just saved by Farrugia and Alfred Effiong scored in an empty net to score his fourth of the season 3-0.

68min: Penalty for Qormi!! Joseph Farrugia reduced the gap to make it 3-1.

72min: William Barbosa served Michael Mifsud as his effort was turned to a corner by Steve Sultana.

75min: Valletta continued to press for the fouth as Alfred Effiong’s header skimmed the upright post.

80min: Jorgino long diagonal shot was easy saved by Andrew Hogg.

Valletta: A,Hogg, J.Caruana, S.Borg, I.Azzopardi (D.Falzon 46min), A.Effiong, R.Briffa (G.Agius 67min), J.Pace, E.Agius, D.Dos Santos (L.Cremona 90min), W.Barbosa, M.Mifsud

Qormi: M.Farrugia (S.Sultana 69min), J.Chetcuti, R.Sammut, M.Bartolo (G.Chircop 78min), J.Farrugia, L.Sciberras, J.Bondin, J.Pereira, S.Wellman, G.Vela (D.Cachia 32min), A.Bello-Osagie.

Scores: J.Pace  D.Dos Santos A.Effiong (V) J.Zerafa (Q)

Referee: Adrian Azzopardi

Player of the Match: Denni Dos Santos (Valletta)

Yellow Cards: S.Borg (V) L.Sciberras (Q)

Attendance: 2358

P Teams G Pts
1 Valletta 3 9
2 Hibernians 3 7
3 Floriana 2 6
4 Birkirkara 3 6
5 Sliema W 2 4
6 Marsaxlokk 2 3
7 Qormi 3 3
8 Balzan 2 3
9 Hamrun S. 2 0
10 Tarxien R. 2 0
11 Mosta 2 0
12 Mqabba 2 0

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