21.10.15 Minors victorious over Santa Venera
The Swieqi U19s gained a vital three points in a well fought match against the tough opposition of Santa Venera. From kick off, the orange showed that they meant business and that they would dictate the game, piling on pressure from the start.
After some confusion and touches in the box following a corner, Mark Martin found space to tap the ball in and put Swieqi in the lead on the ten minute mark. A few minutes later a Benjamin Frendo header rattled the crossbar. Swieqi kept on building up play and over running the midfield when a vital pass came to Nicholas Schembri on the thirtieth minute and was finished off superbly with a great strike making it 2 – 0. Just before half time Santa Venera tried their luck with a long distance shot but it rolled past the goalpost not troubling Luke Pace.
As the second half commenced the Lightnings were looking like a changed side and pulled one back on the fiftieth minute when their striker was completely unmarked and put the ball in the back of the net from a header. Santa Venera tried to find the equaliser but the Swieqi defence stayed compact and handled the situation calmly. Luca Borg came close to making it 3 but fluffed his chance after coming one on one with the keeper.
Line Up: Luke Pace; Reece Hendrix Galea; Benjamin Frendo(Captain); Nathan Chatland; Andrew Sant Fournier (Luca Borg); Thomas DeBono; Edward Fenech Adami; Nikolai Dimech (Martin Grech); Mark Martin (Fernando Fenech); Dean Grech; Nicholas Schembri.
Subs not used: Ryan Muscat Verzin; Kurt Giacchino; Nicholas Galea; Andre Galea.