15.03.15 Swieqi fight back to beat Dingli
Swieqi United faced off against Dingli Swallows yesterday in a match which was played in glorious sunshine and had some terrific home support at the Luxol Stadium. This was a match were both teams wanted a win to ease their fears of relegation.
Both teams started off proceedings brightly creating an even match. However Dingli soon started to have the upper hand, but an alert Swieqi defence kept Dingli at bay. However Dingli surged into a 1-0 lead after some mistakes from Swieqi and both teams soon headed off for the half time break.
Coach Debrincat's half time talk proved to be inspirational for Swieqi came out in the second half with a fighting spirit. Matthew Aciak replaced Matthew Fenech at half time and he quickly leveled Swieqi 1-1 15 minutes after the start of the second half. The band and home support raised their volume and this led to the players being more motivated. Omar Smeir smashed the ball into the net to make it 2-1 after some amazing team work.
Unfortunately the match was marred by some trouble towards the end of the match, however Swieqi held on for a priceless 3 points to give themselves some breathing space from the drop.
Swieqi next play against Marsa in another relegation battle on Sunday at 4.15pm at Mosta Stadium.