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TAL-QROQQ AND MARSA REACH FINAL

Marsa White Stars and Tal-Qroqq will once again for the second successive year will face each other in the Masters Football Chritmas tournament final sponsored by Zmerc Pub.

Marsa White Stars and Tal-Qroqq reached the final after beating Melita and Targa Gap respectively.

As expected Marsa were better than Targa Gap and deserve to be in the final. Although having Ricardo Severino and Mario Caruana injured, they still showed class, with Alexander Ribic having a great performance, scoring four and was the mastermind in the middle. Marsa dominated the first half and going for the break they already had a good lead of 6-1.

Gilbert Scerri was in his usual mood and with his ‘one to one’ play and accurate passing created good opportunities for goal to his team-mates.

On the change of ends, Targa Gap came more into the picture and scored three in the last fifteen minutes to make the end score of 8-4 more realistic, Jean Bert Gatt was the best for Targa Gap.

We had quite an interesting game in the other semifinal, seeing Tal-Qroqq reaching the final for the second consecutive season after beating Premier Division team Melita.

Besides, the team as it plays more games and keep showing improvement, surely should be one of the teams that make it for promotion.

National coach should keep an eye on Carlo Leonardi who was the best player on show, especially in the second half where his runs on the right and ball control, created problems for the opponents. Melita is missing Michael Galea.

Without him their finishing was poor. In the first half Melita kept pace and went to rest leading 3-2. However, they were surely stunned by their opponents fast counter-attacks as they were caught on the wrong foot.

For the final Marsa start favourites, but still, for Tal-Qroqq winning or losing, is a great satisfaction in reaching such a final.
 
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