Local Football > More > MARSA STRUGGLE TO VICTORY

MARSA STRUGGLE TO VICTORY

Marsa White Stars, leaders of the Premier Division were very much surprised by JIVAL and had to struggle to beat them and only managed with two goals in the last minutes to go through 9-8.

The first half was the most interesting with Jival open the score, but then Marsa got five. Jival soon recovered and went for the break losing 5-7.

In the second half Jival were a little better than their opponents and near the end the teams were level 8-8. When it seemed that penalties will decide, Marsa managed to get the all important goal.

For Jival Gibril Abubaker was their best player, while Gilbert Scerri and James Galea had a good performance for Marsa.

Three days after MARSA eliminated RABAT 12-7 to cruise into the last four. Marsa dominated the second half after being down 3-4 at the end of the first.

It was again Gilberrt Sceri who was the star player scoring six goals and missed also a couple. He is a classic player with some elegant dribbling, his only fault being that sometimes he try more than enough, with his colleagues being in a better scoring position.do too much.

He was helped by George Edwards who is generaly a goalkeper but showed good qualities as a attacker scoring four. Rabat with some regulars in the team missing, had a good first half and finished infront 4-3.

However, on the change of ends, they were a great disaster with great mistakes in defence allowing Marsa to score nine consecutive goals and it was only late with three goals that made the score much more respectfully.

Valleta St. Pauli were stunned and eliminated by a determined side ZURRIEQ WIOLVES losing on penalties in a balanced game.

The first half finished with no goals, a result very unusual in such games, wth both goalkeepers Stephen Mizzi of Zurrieq and Omar Ablett of Valletta saving elegantly on several occasions.

After the break, Zurrieq playing their best game for quite a while, started brightly, going in front 2-0 and also losing a penalty. A balanced period followed with goals coming from both ends.

Near the end Valletta seemed on the way to victory, but Zurrieq with a great effort managed to get level 5-5 and penalties had to decide, Zurrieq scored all five, and their goalkeeper Mizzi saved the first penalty taken by Alex Farrugia and Valletta were eliminated 5-4.

Gilberrt Agius was the pick for the losers, whilst Alistair Camilleri was the best for Zurrieq Wolves.
  View this article in PDF format Print article
Share |

Navigate through the articles
Previous article ZMERC CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT MARSA WHITE STARS WINTER CHAMPIONS Next article
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Search our Site Advertising on MaltaSport