19.11.17 Seniors: Swieqi win dramatic encounter against Fgura
Swieqi and Fgura faced off against each other in another top of the table clash at the Luxol stadium. Both sides were very evenly matched and the first half was a cagey and nervous encounter.
Nevertheless, Fgura were dangerous on two main occasions and Swieqi fumbled a good chance to go in front.
In the 57th minute, Ion Alin Margarit capitalized on a Fgura mistake as he rounded the goalkeeper to make it 1-0 to Swieqi. Fgura United's incessant pressure on the Swieqi goal finally paid dividends in 87th minute, when Christian Mallia's effort hit the post but trickled over the line.
With the game seemingly destined to end in a draw, Swieqi won a corner in the 91st minute. Roderick Taliana's inch-perfect kick was met with a powerful header by Margarit, whose placing found the unmarked Kyle Muscat who volleyed past the keeper from close range to secure an important three points for the Orange!
The Owls now therefore continue to extend their lead at the top of the standings, with the team not having a competitive fixture next weekend.
Formation: J. Debattista, M. Laferla, L. Bianco, K. Muscat, K. Sultana, L. Scicluna (B. Frendo), M. Vella, R. Taliana, D. Grech (S. G. Baldacchino), N. Schembri (I. Zammit), A. Margarit
Match Report: Michael Calleja
Photo Credits: Joanna Muscat