06.10.18 Decisive Swieqi United romp past Żebbug.
It may not have been classic Swieqi United, yet the Orange produced the goods when it mattered by beating a very good Żebbug team at the Mosta Stadium.
The Orange started on a high and could have gone ahead after 22 seconds when Ibrahim Salis' shot missed the goal by a few inches. The Orange did forge ahead on the fourth minute when the same Salis slotted the ball past the keeper from close range. The lead lasted a mere seven minutes when Żebbug got the equaliser from a corner at the 11 minute mark.
Thankfully, Swieqi United reacted positively and in a week marred by penalty misses, it was Luke Taliana who temporarily buried the club's demons by slotting in two well taken penalties on 24th and 42nd minutes.
In the second half, Żebbug started strong and Swieqi United were more than willing to play counter-attacking football. The yellows went agonizingly close on two occasions, but Ibrahim Salis had the last word in the eighty-second minute, when his powerful header from a corner gave the opposing goalkeeper no chance.
Formation: E. Gatt, T. Muscat, N. Azzopardi, S. El Farsi, A. Shaw, L. Gatt, B. Caruana, G. Bugeja, I. Salis (T. Ayorinde), S. Peric (M. Martin), L. Taliana (L. Zammit)
Match Report: Francesco Refalo
Photo Credits: Marin Babanov