Posted by: stgeorgesfc | October 5, 2010

Mqabba fis-Semi Finali


BRMLA_VS Hin: 4.00 pm  

Data: 9 ta Ottubru

Post: V. Tedesco (Hamrun)

Skor: 0-1

 

Mqabba scored a fourth successive victory to become the first team to reach the semi-finals of the Maltco Division One KO competition.

Yesterday, they beat St George’s 1-0 in driving rain to complement previous victories over Pietà 3-1, Dingli 3-0 and St Andrew’s 1-0. They will play the semi-final on May 7.

Last season, Mqabba also reached the last four of the competition but on that occasion they were eliminated by Marsaxlokk.

Despite playing without the injured Thiago dos Santos Mazitelli and with John Paul Muscat on the bench, Mqabba were well worth their victory. St George’s did the best they could against an in-form Mqabba. However, sometimes the best is not always enough.

Glenn Bonello fl-azzjoni

Glenn Bonello fl-azzjoni

The first real threat at goal came from Mqabba on 13 minutes when a Claudio Calleja free-kick was saved in style by Saints keeper Thomas Galea.

Five minutes later Clive Mizzi’s side took the lead when Calleja hit a scorcher from the edge of the area. It was Iro Curmi who delivered an inviting ball inside the opponents’ half, James Shead did well to slice open the Saints’ defence with a splitting pass and Calleja was on the right spot to hit home.

St George’s hit back with an effort from Gary Inguanez from outside the area that finished over the bar. On the half-hour, the Saints had another chance to equalise but Glenn Bonello’s lob finished out of range with goalkeeper Kris Calleja caught out of position.

The second half was rather uneventful with both sides failing to create open scoring chances.

Mqabba looked comfortable when in possession and the plan to keep St George’s away from their goal worked perfectly.

In the end, Mizzi’s team reached their objective… Mqabba were through to the semi-finals for the second year running.

Mqabba: K. Calleja, A. Scicluna, P. Grima, B. Timotic, M.A. Psaila, D. Azzopardi, C. Calleja, C. Cuschieri (J.P. Muscat), J. Debattista (J. Fenech), I. Curmi (S. Magro), J. Shead.

St George’s: T. Galea, B. Fenech (A. Bonello), L. Stivala, N. Caruana (T. Farrugia), E. Sevasta, G. Inguanez, M. Barbara, D. Zarb (L. Bonnet), G. Bonello, J. Dalli, D. Zahra.

Referee: Mario Apap.

Group B: Mqabba 12; St George’s, Dingli 3; St Andrew’s, Pietà 1.

 

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Responses

  1. Kuragg Blues, xejn inqass min Loghba tajba mal-Imqabba ma’ tista timlina b’kuragg ghal l-istagun li jmiss … Viva Is-St Georges!

  2. Sur President tistghu tghidulna kif bqajtu fuq l-isposor please?


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