Youth Football: Żebbuġ too Strong for Mġarr

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 20:46

Gavin Muscat

APS Bank Under 15 Section D

Mġarr    0

Żebbuġ    3

Żebbuġ were the better outfit during the game as Mġarr were rarely in the game and had the Żebbuġ forwards taken all the chances they created the final score would have been much different. They are onmaximumpoints from two games while Mġarr have three points also from two games.

Żebbuġ threatened from the very first whistle as they won a corner kick on the left flank which was well taken by Chris Tabone and the ball was cleared away with diffuculty, the same palyer then seerved Kyle Tanti with a cross from the left and he headed slightly over the bar.

In the 4th minute Żebbuġ drew first blood as Nicholas Galea entered the area after beating a defender and netted with a rising shot past Mġarr keeper Luca Muscat, and they doubled in the 14th minute,

Galea released Jaden Camilleri inthe area who after selling the dummy to the onrushing Muscat scored with a low drive and hardly a minute later the score became 3-0 and it was again Galea who served Jordan Cassar with a through ball outside the area who scored with a rising shot from the distance.

In the first action by Mġarr in the 21st minute Jamie Vella dribbled past an opponent and Żebbuġ keeper Andre’ Vassallo was able to save his feeble shot from outside the area, and in tthe last actgion before the break which was created by Żebuġ, Mġarr defender Liam Tabone handled the ball just outside the area and from the free kick by Kyle tanti the ball hit the defensive wall and was cleared away.

Six minutes after the restart Camilleri should have scored a fourth goal but he drove out with an open goal at his mercy after a peerfect cross by Tanti and minutes later Galea did likewise as he drove over the bar after being put through by Tanti. Vassallo then saved a free kick shot in two attempts by Galea after Tanti was fouled outside the area.

In a rare action by Mġarr Brandon Agius Kyle Bartolo in the area and the ball missed the upright from his low shot and a minute before the end of normal time Mġarr were denied by the wood work as Owen Lewis was fouled outside the area and the ball thumped the bar from Emmanuel Galea’s hard drive from the free kick with Vassallo completely beaten.

  •  Mġarr: L.Muscat, L.Mifsud, E.Galea, O.Borg, S.Muscat, E.Calleja, L.Tabone, J.Vella, B.Agius, B.Vella,O.Lewis
  • Żebbuġ: A.Vassallo, C.Tabone,  M.Agius, K.Gatt, K.Cilia, J.Cassar, O.Caruana, N.Gauci, K.Tanti,N.Galea, S.Aquilina
  • Referee: Robert Curtis

Player of the match:  Nicholas Galea (Żebbuġ)

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