GFA BOV Gozo Football League Division I
Gozo Stadium –30 September 2019
Xaghra United FC : 0
Nadur Youngsters FC: 5
44’ (0-1) penalty Marcelo Barbosa
52’ (0-2) Johan Alberto Castano
75’ (0-3) Marcelo Barbosa
76’ (0-4) Hugo Santa Rosa Cruz
81’ (0-5) Predrag Dordevic
Referee: Mario Apap
Xuereb, K. Martins Ribeiro (L.A. Gonzalo), S. Galea, K. Hili, J.G. Vella, J. Buttigieg (E. Xiberras), S. Bonello (D. Bajada), M. Mamo, L.A. De Melo Lima, R. Ost Dos Santos, A.O. Macedo Neto.
Sultana, G. Hili, L. Tabone, I. Xuereb, P. Dordevic, M.J. Barbosa, C. Camilleri (B. Said), Sh. Attard (M.P. Camilleri), J.A. Castano (H. Santa Rosa Cruz), S. Cassar, E. Serrano Valero.
Nadur Youngsters took full advantage of the result of the match between Victoria Hotspurs and Xewkija Tigers and won the full points at stake from a 5-0 win over Xaghra United. This was Nadur’s second consecutive win in the championship and are sharing the top position on the table together with Ghajnsielem. In this match Xaghra tried to make up for the disappointing defeat conceded in their opening march of the championship and managed to produce an excellent defensive performance for most fo the first half. Xaghra however conceded a penalty just before half time and failed to keep a clean sheet until the break. Nadur increased their pressure during the second period and converted their superiority over Xaghra by scoring on four other occasions.
Nadur tried to take command of play from the early stages of the encounter but Xaghra were well deployed at their defence and the latter made it very difficult for Nadur’s striker to create serious danger.
14’ a strike form outside Xag]ra’s area by Stefan Cassar ended high.
17’ Nadur’s Stefan Cassar took a corner kick that arrived to Johan Alberto Castano who headed towards goal but the ball ended over the crossbar.
22’ Another shot by Nadur’s Stefan Cassar, who entered Xaghra’s area with a personal action, ended high.
33’ Xaghra’s goalie Lorjean Xuereb was well placed and managed to turn to a corner a shot by Shaun Attard. From the resultant corner kick taken by Gennaro Hili the same goalkeeper neutralised a shot from close distance by Johan Alberto Castano.
40’ Nadur’s Stefan Cassar had a strike from outside the area that ended away from Xaghra’s goal.
43’ Nadur were awarded a penalty for a foul by Kenny Hili on Nadur’s striker Marcelo Barbosa, who was released inside the area by Chris Camilleri.
44’ (0-1) Marcelo Barbosa opened the score with his shot from the spot kick.
Nadur continued to enjoy territorial supremacy from the initial stages of the second period but as time passed by Xaghra seemed demoralised and the Youngsters punished their opponents by scoring more goals.
50’ A shot on the run by Nadur’s Chris Camilelri following a short clearance by Xaghra’s defnce ended high.
52’ (0-2) Nadur doubled the score when Chris Camilleri released Johan Alberto Castano who turned around two defenders inside Xaghra’s area and netted with a low drive.
56’ Nadur could have added another goal but a low shot by Predrag Dordevic hit the post.
58’ Xaghra replied with a free kick by Joseph George Vella but the ball got a deflection by the defence and play resumed from a corner action.
60‘ A low shot by Nadur’s Chjris Camilelri was well saved by goalie Lorjean Xuereb.
63’ Xaghra’s goalie partially saved a strike by Chris Camilleri and from the rebound the same Camilleri hiot badly form close distance and the ball ended wide.
68’ Goalie Lorjean Xuereb once again denied Nadur from scoring when he turned to a corner with some difficulty a shot from outside the area by Chris Camilleri.
69 Nadur could have added another goal but a shot by Marcelo Barbosa was once again blocked by Xaghra’s goalie.
75’ (0-3) Marcelo Barbosa passed through Xaghra’s defence with a personal action and conclude in goal from close distance.
76’ (0-4) Nadur’s substitute Hugo Santa Rosa Cruz produced a personal action through Xaghra’s territory and surprised the goalkeeper with a low shot from outside the area.
81’ (0-5) Nadur scored the fifth goal through a fine header by Predrag Dordevic following a cross from the left flank by Stefan Cassar.
83’ A shot from close distance by Nadur’s Marcelo Barbosa was well saved by Xaghra’s keeper Lorjean Xuereb.
84’ Nadur’s substitute Brandon Said entered Xaghra’s area but his effort was once again blocked by Xaghra’s goalie.
85’ Lorjean Xuereb continued to be the protagonist during the final stages of the match as he blocked another at goal by Nadur’s Hugo Santa Rosa Cruz.
87’ Nadur’s last opportunity to score the sixth goal arrived through a curling shot by Stefan Cassar but the ball ended just wide form Xaghra’s goal.