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Ekezie's early goal the difference between the sides

08.02.16 Ekezie's early goal the difference between the sides

Buoyed by their recent positive performace against Zejtun, Swieqi this time had to dig very deep to gain another priceless 3 points in their bid to maintain their 2nd division status.
Zurrieq were coming into the game off the back of a positive 0-1 loss against Marsa. Nevertheless, Swieqi started very positively and surged ahead early on through Kenneth Ekezie's close range shot.  Thereupon, Swieqi continued to threaten and with Abner Dos Santos making his return to the club, the Orange began to pile the pressure on Zurrieq. The Southerners only chance on goal in the first half was a one-on-one shot which was saved by the solid Sam Bartolo.
In the second half, Swieqi sat back and defended resolutely. Zurrieq were indeed unlucky not to grab the draw when a shot deflected off the post and into Bartolo's hands. In the final stages, the Reds through everything at Swieqi and went mightily close on two occassions but in the end, Swieqi held on to gain an important three points.
Formation: S. Bartolo, M. Asciak, K. Sultana, J. B. White, S. Sammut, J.C. Borg, P.B. White, D. Calleja Cremona (J.G. Coleiro), K. Ekezie, A. Dos Santos (C. Sanchez), K. Micallef (A. Gatt)
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