Ghajnsielem consolidate the third spot

by | Feb 15, 2020 | 19/20, Match Report, News

9 February 2020
GFA Gozo Football League Division I – MD 11 Gozo Stadium

Ghajnsielem FC: 2
SK Victoria Wanderers : 0

24’ (1-0) Igor Nedeljkovic
49’ (2-0) penalty Igor Nedeljkovic

Ghajnsielem FC:
L. Buttigieg, A. Agyeman, K. Farrugia, Al. Xuereb, An. Xuereb (J. Tabone), C. Dingli, J. Arboleda Valencia, K. Grima, S. Martinez Turizo (N. Stojanovic), I. Behadj (I.N. Belhadj), I. Nedeljkovic.

SK Victoria W:
G. Ratto, A.G. Attard, J. Buhagiar (N. Camilleri), S. Dimech, S. Harland, E. Zammit, O. Curmi, M. Bamba, N. Vella (G. Cardona), L. Mutasi Mba, A. Adesina.

Ghajnsielem scored a goal in each half in their match against SK Victoria Wanderers and with the points obtained they made sure of the third place on the table at the end of Match-Day 11. Ghajnsielem held command of play throughout the encounter and at the end the win was well deserved. The Wanderers, who had some of their regular players missing due to suspensions and injuries, struggled to resist to Ghajnsielem’s pressure and also failed to capitalise from sporadic offensive actions where they could have remained in contention for a positive result. The protagonist in Ghajnsielem’s win was once again their Serbian striker Igor Nedeljkovic who scored the two goals of the match and thus consolidated his leadership as the top scorer of the championship with seventeen goals.


Ghajnsielem took territorial supremacy from the early stages of the encounter so that the Wanderers were forced to defend for long stretches and only managed to create few actions towards Ghajnsielem’s goal.
3’ SK Victoria Wanderers created the first scoring opportunity of the encounter when Sam Harland delivered a cross from the left flank and the ball arrived to an unmarked Emerson Zammit who control the ball but concluded over the crossbar from an ideal position.
12’ Ghajnsielem protested for a penalty alleging that Victoria’s Luciano Mutasi Mba could have handled the ball in an attempt to clear the ball from the area following a corner action.
22’ Ghajnsielem could have created more danger but Jhon Arboleda Valencia and Sebastien Martinez Turizo missed the opportunity to conclude towards goal so that goalie Giacomo Ratto recovered his position and took the ball from the danger area in two attempts.
23’ Victoria’s central defender Moussa Bamba cleared the ball from the goalmouth to avoid further danger following a low cross by Igor Nedeljkovic.
24’ (1-0) Ghajnsielem opened the score when Kevin Farrugia released Igor Nedeljkovic inside Victoria’s area and the latter placed in goal with a low shot.
26’ SK Victoria Wanderers could have levelled the score but a first-timer by Emerson Zammit following a short clearance by Ghajnsielem’s defence that ended over the crossbar.
27’ Ghajnsielem were again dangerous through a shot by Igor Nedeljkovic that was well saved by goalie Giacomo Ratto.
29’ In another dangerous action by Ghajnsielem, Asante Agyeman hit badly from close distance following a free-kick from long distance and from the resultant melee, Igor Nedeljkovic concluded over the crossbar from a close distance.
37’ Ghajnsielem were also unlucky when a cross from the right flank by Ishmael Belhadj arrived towards Victoria’s far post but Alberto Xuereb’s first-timer was stopped by the post.
45’ Ghajnisielm went again very close to scoring when Igor Nedeljkovic released Jhon Arboleda Valencia had his low shot that was well saved by Victoria’s goalie Giacomo Ratto.
HT (1-0)

Ghajnsielem continued to dictate matter after the break.
4’ (2-0) penalty – Ghajnsielem were awarded a penalty for a foul by Oliver Curmi on Jhon Arboleda Valencia and Igor Nedeljkovic converted from the spot-kick.
12’ SK Victoria Wanderers replied through a shot by Emerson Zammit that ended wide.
13’ Victoria’s keeper Giacomo Ratto was called to make another good save following an attempt by Jhon Arboleda Valencia.
17’ Ghajnsielem were again dangerous through a header by substitute James Tabone from a corner kick by Alberto Xuereb that ended wide.
21’ In another action by Ghajnsielem, Victoria’s keeper saved in two attempts a shot by Igor Nedeljkovic from an angled position.
23’ A free-kick by Ghajnsielem’s Asante Agyeman ended high.
29’ Ghajnsielem’s substitute Nemanja Stojanovic had a shot that was neutralised by Victoria’s goalie Giacomo Ratto.
FT (2-0)

Referee: Hristos Palikarov

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