03.04.12 Swieqi U. 0 Pembroke 0
A tactical masterclass by coach Roland Sollars helped Swieqi United grind out a pulsating 0-0 draw against neighbours Pembroke in the derby. Having seen their unbeaten record come to an end against Santa Lucija, Pembroke came out determined to hammer the Orange but a plucky display starting from goalkeeper Jean Debattista all the way to Fabien Debono up front made sure the orange contained the leaders and frustrated them on a day where Swieqi’s concentration levels were excellent. The Owls were even unlucky not to win it at the end when Tundzhay Kurtulush managed to pounce on some indecision by the Pembroke keeper, stole the ball and curled a shot that hit the cross bar in the dying minutes. A dramatic end to a nail-biting game but at the end of the day, Swieqi could hold their heads up high having gained a brilliant point.
Team: Jean Debattista, Benoit Buhagiar, Timmy Hampton, Simon Borg, Dan McKean, Nicky Zammit, Simon Sammut, Steven Diacono, Fabien Debono, Eric Sciberras, Peter Spiteri
Subs: Kyle Calleja, Sacha Gauci, Jeremy Pace, Tuncay Kurtulush, Ivan Scicluna, John Debono, Matthew Fenech