MFA FA Trophy Rd. 1
S.K. Victoria Wanderers    Munxar Falcons
S.K. Victoria Wanderers : 3   0 : Munxar Falcons

(A.J. Sanz Oltiz 16’, J. Xuereb 28’, O. Farrugia 86’)

 

 

J. Xiberras, D.U. Monday, J.P. Grima (D. Tabone), A. Adesina (O. Farrugia), N. Vella (J. Refalo), J. Xuereb, P.A. Tarancon, A.J. Sanz Oltiz, S. Gatt, L. Dimech, L. Nutasi Mba.

 

G. Vella, M. Pace, G. Hili, K.P. Camilleri, D. Borg (J. Borg), R. Meilaq, S. Farrugia, A. Sacco (J. Calleja), F.P. Azzopardi, O. Atzori, J. Azzopardi (J. Xerri).

In the last match from the first round of the FA Trophy SK Victoria Wanderers obtained a 3-0 over Munxar Falcons.  Victoria win matured with two goals scored during the first half but they failed to capitalise from the fact that Munxar played most of the second period with a player less on the field.  Munxar in fact tried to produce resistance to their more quoted opponents and as a result the Wanderers found it difficult to produce good play.  The most dangerous action from the Citizens arrived mainly through individual efforts that at the end made all the difference between the two sides.

Munxar created the first scoring opportunity of the match.  In the fifth minute Frank Paul Azzoaprdi received a ball inside Victoria’s area but his shot from an angled position ended just wide.  The Wanderers opened the score in their first serious approach at Munxar’s goal.  On 16 minutes Alfonso Jose Sanz Oltiz entered Munxar’s area but had his lob that was partially saved by goalie George Vella.  The same striker took the rebound and headed in goal from close distance.  Three minutes later Victoria’s Mba released Joel Xuereb in the area but the latter had his shot partially saved by goalie Vella and from the rebound the same Xuereb concluded on the side of the net.  Xuereb lost another golden scoring opportunity on 22 minutes when he incredibly lifted over the crossbar with an open goal at his mercy an inviting low cross by Sanz Oltiz.  Joel Xuereb made up for the previous mistakes and doubled the score on 28 minutes when he entered the area, passed around the goalkeeper and placed the ball easily into an open goal.  Minutes later Munxar’s goalie George Vella was called to make two good interventions in separate actions.  In the first occasion the goalkeeper neutralised a long ranged free kick by Tarancon and in the other occasion the extreme defender saved an overhead kick by Ajibade Adesina following a corner action.  Seconds from half time Munxar went close to reduce the deficit but Ryan Meilaq’s shot from outside the area was well saved by goalie Joel Xiberras.

The Wanderers were dangerous in the second minute of play of the second period when Lauran Dimech unmarked Sana Oltiz in Munxar’s area but the latter concluded wide from a good position.  Munxar replied on 50 minutes through a shot by Orlando Atzori that was well saved by goalie Xiberras.  One minute later Munxar ended with a player less on the field as Stefan Farrugia was sent off for a foul on Simon Gatt.  On 53 minutes Munxar’s goalie Vella was again called to make a difficult save following a close ranged attempt by Sanz Oltiz.  The Wanderers threatened Munxar’s goal on another two occasions in the following minutes through two attempts by Lauran Dimech that were both saved well by goalie Vella.  Victoria sealed the victory with the third goal that arrived on 86 minutes.  A header by Sanz Oltiz from a corner action was cleared off the line by Keith Paul Camilleri and from the rebound substitute Oliver Farrugia fired in goal.  In the second minute of stoppage time Munxar’s goalie George Vella made the best save of the evening when he turned to a corner a good free kick by Sanz Oltiz.

Referee: Emanuel Grech

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