Malta Football Association
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Gżira United make it three out of three
Sep 10, 2017
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Photos: Domenic Aquilina/MFA
Photos: Domenic Aquilina/MFA

  • Photos: Domenic Aquilina/MFA
  • Photos: Domenic Aquilina/MFA

TARXIEN RAINBOWS 1
GŻIRA UNITED            2

Gżira United made it three wins in a row after beating Tarxien Rainbows 2-1 in a match during which they were the better side throughout the 90 minutes.
  


The Maroons began strongly. Efforts from Roderick Briffa and Andrew Cohen were saved by goalkeeper Christian Cassar.

 

Midway into the first half, Gżira went close again when Samba Tounkara dribbled past goalkeeper Cassar and passed to Ndubisi Okoye who failed to connect but the ball rolled to Amadou Samb who fired high. 

 

Three minutes past the half-hour, Gżira took the lead. Samb was fouled by goalkeeper Cassar inside the box and from the penalty spot, the same player slotted home.


Gżira’s supremacy produced a second goal in the opening minutes of the second half, Okoye scoring from close range following a cross from the right.

 

With Gżira missing a host of chances to extend their lead, Tarxien revived their hopes when Artur Benes reduced the deficit in stoppage time.

 

The Rainbows tried to push forward in the remaining minutes but it was too late for them to save the game as Gżira held out for a deserved win.

 

BIRKIRKARA 2
MOSTA           0

 

Paul Zammit’s third spell as Birkirkara coach began with a hard-earned 2-0 win over Mosta at the Tedesco Stadium.


Mosta created the better chances in the first half and could have took the lead five minutes from half-time but David Ifeanyi Nworah missed a great opportunity in front of goalkeeper Philip Schranz.

 

Birkirkara came out stronger in the second half and could have nosed ahead 10 minutes into the second half when Llwelyn Cremona hit the crossbar with a tremendous shot.

 

A few minutes later, Edward Herrera put in a fine cross and Lucas Maia’s header was brilliantly saved by Mosta goalkeeper Andreas Vella.


Birkirkara had to wait until the 75th minute to open the scoring when Ernest Nfor was felled in the box and the same player scored from the penalty spot.


The Stripes sealed the points five minutes from time with a powerful shot by substitute Matthew Guillaumier.


Mosta were reduced to 10 men in the closing minutes as captain Kurt Magro was shown a second yellow card.


 

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