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Harsh sending-off the difference

28.09.14 Harsh sending-off the difference

Swieqi United 0 Hamrun Spartans 3

Swieqi United faced up to Hamrun Spartans at the Mosta Stadium intent on putting in a good performance following last week's win against Mellieha. The opening 45 minutes were quite balanced with both keepers being rarely troubled. Most of the battles took place in the middle of the park as Swieqi were denying Hamrun the time and space they craved.

Things unfortunately took a downward turn in the second half. First, Jonathan Briscoe White collapsed due to sun stroke before the re-start and a few minutes later, Shaun Bonello was harshly sent off as the referee deemed the foul a goal scoring opportunity. Despite protests from the Swieqi clan, as Bonello was clearly not the last man, Hamrun converted the penalty. With 10 men, the game was all but over. Hamrun made it 2-0 with a driving shot from outside the box before a header at the near post found another Hamrun striker who made it 3-0.

Hamrun did go close when they hit the post but the damage had already been done. An extremely harsh sending off determined the outcome of this match. Nevertheless, the Orange will keep their heads held high and march on.

There are plenty of games left to play!

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