GFA BOV Gozo Football League Division II
Kercem Ajax Stadium – 21 September 2019
Sannat Lions FC: 2
St Lawrence Spurs FC: 1
11’ (1-0) Antoine Camilleri
58’ (1-1) Matthias Michael Uzor
84’ (2-1) Antoine Camilleri
Muscat, J. Azzopardi, C. Gafa, C. Debono, A. Camilleri, C. Vella, J. Zammit, E.R. Okpokwu, M. Mifsud (R. Grech), J. Buttigieg, F.J. Xuereb.
St Lawrence S:
A Brignoli, G. Portelli, A. Xiberras (J. Theuma), C. Grima, M. Camilleri Psaila (C. Mifsud), C. Tabone, C. Cauchi, M.M. Uzor, D. Micallef, C. Farrugia, E. Bugeja (A. Attard).
Referee: Hristos Palikarov
In the opening match of the BOV Gozo Football League for the second division, Sannat Lions obtained a 2-1 win over St Lawrence Spurs so that they had an encouraging result in their ambition to be among the main contenders to obtain promotion at the end of the campaign. In this match, both Sannat and St Lawrence were aiming to win the first match of the 2019/2020 second division league. Sannat seemed more dangerous in attack but failed to take a comfortable advantage so that they ended up conceding St Lawrence’s equaliser at an early stage of the second period so that the last part of the encounter turned out into a good contest phase where the win could have gone either way. Sannat, however, managed to score the decisive goal six minutes from the end of regular time through Antoine Camilleri, who ended up the hero for his side as he scored the two goals that earned Sannat the full points at stake.
Sannat saw more of the ball during the opening stages but throughout the first half the two sides managed to creates some good attempts at goal.
11’ (1-0) Sannat opened the score in their first serious attempt at goal when Antonie Camilleri passed through St Lawrence’s rear guard with a personal action and placed in goal with a low drive with the ball hitting the post before ending in the net.
15’ St Lawrence replied with a strike by Matthias Michael Uzor that got a deflection by the defence and the action ended in a corner.
17’ St Lawrence’s keeper Angelo Brignoli was well placed to neutralise a free kick by Christian Vella.
19’ The Spurs lost a good opportunity to level the score when Charlon Tabone received a ball at an unmarked position from Matthias Michael Uzor but Sannat’s goalie Matthew Muscat blocked the danger.
27’ Sannat’s Antoine Camilleri once again managed to pass through St Lawrence’s defence with a personal action but on this occasion goalie, Angelo Brignoli had good timing and saved the danger.
31’ Sannat’s Ebube Ralph Okpokwu had a good header following a free kick by Mario Mifsud that was well saved by goalie Angelo Brignoli.
34’ Ebube Ralph Okpokwu hit badly after receiving from Antoine Camilleri so that the ball ended away from St Lawrence’s goal.
36’ Christian Debono saved Sannat’s lead when he headed off the fatal line to a corner an attempt by Matthias Michael Uzor.
40’ Sannat’s goalie Matthew Muscat was well placed and blocked an attempt by St Lawrence’s Charlon Tabone.
Sannat came out for the second period in a better shape but they found it difficult to convert their play into good scoring opportunities.
57’ Sannat could have doubled the score but a strike from outside the area by Christian Debono was well saved by goalie Angelo Brignoli
58’ (1-1) St Lawrence surprised their opponents and levelled the score as Matthias Michael Uzor produced pressure on Sannat’s rear guard and won the ball from goalie Matthew Muscat, who failed to hold the ball so that St Lawrence’s striker netted easily from an angled position with a low drive.
68’ a free kick by Sannat’s Christian Debono ended high.
70’ Sannat’s Joseph Zammit had an attempt with a half volley that ended just over St Lawrence’s goal.
84’ (2-1) a low shot by Sannat’s Ebube Ralph Okpokwu was partially saved by goalie Angelo Brignoli and the ball arrived to an unmarked Antoine Camilleri who fired in goal from an ideal position.
During the remaining minutes Sannat managed to control St Lawrence’s efforts to save the result so that the score remained unchanged until the final whistle.