Watch the Goals: Rabat Ajax promoted

Sunday, May 6, 2012, 7:39

Birzebbugia SP 0
Rabat Ajax 2

The Wait is over. The Magpies are back after a madness eleven years.

Two late goals by Ryan Micallef and Adam Smeir put Rabat back in the Premier Division following a hard-fought victory over Birżebbuga.

This is back to back promotion for the Magpies who have now moved on top of the standings, one point above Melita who fought back in a 2-2 draw against Naxxar and seven points clear of third-placed Pietà ho will be in action today against Lija Athletics

The Magpies were on the offensive right from the outset and after three minutes a well-taken Smeir free-kick finished off target.

The Magpies continued to attack and on 15 minutes a David Azzopardi low drive was partially saved by Ivan Casha and from the rebound Arlindo Rustemi was again denied by Casha.

Rabat continued to dictate matters and on 25 minutes Rustemi ‘s shot just missed the target after good work by Azzopardi.

Birżebbuga responded on 37 minutes when Keith Micallef sped clear but his shot hit the upright after he was served by Ronnie Celeste.

After the break, Rabat kept the initiative and on 63 minutes Rustemi fired over from a good position after he exchange the ball with Yan Cauchi.

The Magpies found a breakthrough on 84 minutes when Micallef slotted home from close in and in stoppage time Smeir sealed the win following a Felice cross.

Birzwbbugia: I. Casha, P. Camilleri, K. Borg, F. Schneider, M. Gabriel (R. Peplow), D. Baldacchino, M. Mifsud, M. Sciortino, R. Celeste, K. Muscat, A. Dalli.

Rabat: S. Mintoff, C. Schembri, J. Cornforth, J. Caruana, A. Smeir (V. Caushi), A. Rustemi (J. Felice), D. Falzon, C. Muscat, Y. Cauchi, D. Azzopardi, C. Gauci (R. Micallef).

Referee: Malcolm Spiteri.

 Player of the Match: Adam Smeir (Rabat).


  1. Chris Farrugia says:

    Nieħu gost nara t-tim ta’ Rabat Ajax lura fil-Premier wara diversi snin nieqes.
    Jidher li l-impenn tal-Kumitat, il-maniġer u l-plejers attwali qed iħalli l-frott mixtieq u l-Ajax jaf ikollhom tim ieħor eċċitanti biex ikun jista’ jħabbatha mal-krema tal-gżejjer tagħna.
    Nifraħ lil dawk kollha li emmnu fit-treġġija u fil-plejers. Grazzi Rabat Ajax talli erġajtu għamiltuna Kburin! 


  2. Bugeja says:

    Awguri Team Rabti Rajtom xi loghobiet ghandom hafna Players zghar u ntersanti fostom Adam u Sean Goaler Furjaniz…. Dak Sandro Mhux Belti!


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