Youth Football: Decider for second place

Monday, October 26, 2015, 17:27

APS Bank Under-15 Group D

Decider for Second Place

Kirkop   2  

Sirens   1

After winning this game Kirkop will compete in Section B while Sirens will compete in Section C 1. The game was quite enjoyable as both teams had their good moments and played some attractive football.

Kirkop threatened from the very first whistle. Kyle Zammit released Aidan Cassar on the right flank and he missed the far post from his hard drive and Jake Aquilina headed slightly over the bar after a flag kick by Owen Grixti.

In the 4th minute Kirkop opened the score as Aquilina served Grixti in the area and he netted with a low drive past Sirens keeper Jurgen Spiteri, and seven minutes later they nearly doubled when a header by Zammit missed the far post after a left flank flag kick by Omar Khatib.

Sirens levelled matters in the 13th minute through Andriy Calleja who scored from inside the area past Kirkop keeper Dylan Ciappara after a Bradley Genius through ball. Ciappara then saved a distant shot by Lothian Taylor after a square pass by Isaac Debono.

Sirens were the first to threaten after the resumption as a flag kick by Isaac Schembri was cleared by difficulty by the Krkop defenders.

Kirkop reacted as they mounted two actions. Aquilina released Zammit on the right flank and he drove slightly over the bar and Khatib served substitute Kyle Farrugia in the area and Spiteri foiled him as he dived at his feet and smothered the ball.

In the 56th minute Kirkop regained their slender lead as they won a free kick outside the area after  Khatib was fouled and the same player headed in from inside the area after the free kick by Matthias Mizzi.

Sirens then created the last two actions before the end. A Calleja flag kick created havoc in Kirkop’s area but somehow they managed to clear the ball away and a well-taken free kick by substitute Liam Cutajar was headed away.

  • Kirkop:  D.Ciappara, J.Aquilina, K.Azzopardi, S.Buhagiar, A.Cassar, D.Ciappara, E.Gatt, O.Grixti, O.Khatib, M.Mizzi, K.Sammut
  • Sirens:  J.Spiteri, I.Debono, L.Taylor, B.Genius, V.Lazarashov, C.Pace, I.Camilleri, A.Calleja, M.Elenadar, I.Schembri, W.Bugeja
  • Referee: Andre’ Naudi




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