Important win for Valletta

Saturday, April 10, 2010, 17:51

Man of the match Michael Mifsud with his 3 goals

Valletta beat Tarxien Rainbows with Michael Mifsud scoring his first  hatrick for the Lilywhites. It was a must win situation for Valletta FC, as from now till the end of the season they cannot miss out on any more points. They are now just 4 points behind league leaders Birkirkara with only 4 games remaining. Missing for Valletta were Luke Dimech and Steve Borg who were both suspended.

First Half

5 mins Flying start for Valletta when Michael Mifsud coming from the right scored with a low drive.

12 mins City kept on attacking and Kevin Sammut had his shot hit the post from a Priso low cross.

18 min Denni Dos Santos free kick hit the Valletta’s scorer in his face, but it was not serious for the number 9.

21 min Njongo Priso hit high from the edge of the penalty area.

23min Gilbert Agius lost possession and Andrew Decasare low shot nearly hit the post, assisted by Anderson Riberio.

30 mins Andrew Hogg tips the ball for a corner after a Ryan Grech shot.

38 min Denni Dos Santos shot wide from 25 meters away.

43 min Kevin Sammut nearly doubled the score for Valletta but he shot wide.

45 mins Michael Mifsud scored his second goal when he converted from a Roderick Briffa cross.

Second Half

46 min Valletta tried to wrap up the match but Michael Mifsud  hit low.

55 min Tarxien made two changes. Gianluca Calabretta and Mark Tanti came in for  David Camilleri and Ryan Grech.

61 min Michael Mifsud header just went inches away fro the post.

69 min Ton Caanen made two changes, Gilbert Agius and Kevin Sammut left the field and in came Edmond Agius and Declan O’Brien.

77 min Jamie Pace tried his luck from a Roderick Briffa free kick, while Rainbows made their last substitution.

79 min Mifsud scores again after beating Anthony Curmi for the third time and completed his hat trick. He should take the ball for that but in Malta no one does! Anyway the ball looks really dirty!

84 min Tarxien Rainbows insist on scoring a consolidation goal from an indirect freekick inside the penalty area but Denni hits the ball well wide. The indirect freekick resulted when Jordi Crujff passed the ball back to Hogg but was it a deliberate back pass?

89 min Cleaven Frendo nearly converted the fourth, but his shot went over the bar.

Full Time Valletta 3 v Tarxien Rainbows 0

Man of the Match Michael Mifsud

Referee Esther Azzopardi





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