Valletta win the Double

Friday, June 10, 2011, 0:34

Good Causes Fund Cup

Under 17 Knock Out Final

Valletta 2 Pieta H 1

Valletta win the double

Valletta won the double after they have finished in top place in Section A. The game was watched by a very large crowd at Luxol Ground. The Citizens were by far the better outfit throughout the whole 80 minutes by creating much more occasions than Pieta.

Pieta forged ahead after only two minutes with a choral move between four players. Terance Agius served Bedri Ryustemov with a through ball who then served Cain Attard on the right flank and served Rodney Refalo with a cross in the area who scored with a low shot past Valletta keeper Yenz Cini.

Valletta’s response was very immediate as they mounted three actions. Samir Arab served Mohammed Zarrouq in the area and Pieta keeper Dylan Cacciatolo foiled him with a timely sortie. A flag kick by Matthew Thorne created havoc in Pieta’s area but some how the ball was cleared to safety and Samir Arab served Isaac Zammit with a through ball, the latter returned the compliment to Siraj Arab in the area but he failed to make contact with the ball.

Cini then saved a free kick shot by Zachary Gatt after Terrance Agius was fouled outside the area and at the other end Cacciatolo saved a free kick shot by Samir Arab after Zammit was fouled outside the area. and minutes later he turned the ball to a corner from Samir Arab’s free kick after Thorne was fouled on the left flank.

In another action by Pieta Attard served Ryustemov in the area and a defender cleared the ball to a corner.

In the 33rd minute Valletta equalised. Thorne was fouled on the left flank, Llyweln Cremona floated a high ball in the area from the free kick which was partly cleared and Thorne headed in from the rebound, and two minutes before the break Valletta scored a second goal when Siraj Arab dribbled past an opponent on the left flank and served Zarrouq with a cross in the area who scored with a header.

Valletta created the first action after the restart. Cremona was fouled on the left flank and after Samir Arab floated a high ball in the area from the free kick Cacciatolo had to fist the ball away which came in the path of Thorne and Cacciatolo was forced to dive and save his rebound shot to a corner, and in another action by Valletta Thorne served Zammit in the area and a defender cleared the ball to a corner.

Terrance Agius was then fouled outside the area and the ball was cleared with difficulty from the free kick shot by Dylan Xuereb.

Valletta then won a corner kick on the right flank which was well-taken by Thorne and Samir Arab headed slightly out.

Pieta came close to equalise in two occasions. Agius served Xuereb in the area and he missed the upright by inches from his shot and Bonello served Refalo in the area and Cini saved his effort in two attempts.

In the last action before the end,Glenn Cassar dribbled past two opponents and after entering the area Cacciatolo saved his close-range shot.

After the game Youth FA Chairman Fr Hilary Tagliaferro presented the Trophy to Valletta Captain Yenz Cini.

Referee: Roberto Vella


  1. sandro zammit says:

    Ghal li jista jkun mhux ciangura kien ir reporter tal loghba hux?jekk kien hu nixtieq insaqsih jekk rah lil player  tal pieta wara il loghoba waqt il presentation jobzoq lil player arab?le ta xi haga hekk taqbizlu lil dan il bravu reporter,ara kieku kienet the other way round hemm iva kien jinduna biha+kenn il adgettiv jaghti lil players taghna fish razztu


  2. kevin Curmi says:

    subject to correction Valletta won a historic treble this year. it won the 100th anniversary cup back in august which was won vs hibs 2-0. the league anf the ko.
    well done whites you fully deseve it after a great season


  3. cikku poplu says:




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