Xewkija Tigers ease past Xaghra

by | Feb 25, 2020 | 19/20, Match Report, News

16 March 2020
GFA BOV Gozo Football League Division I – MD 12 Gozo Stadium

Xewkija Tigers FC: 5
Xaghra United FC: 0

18’ (1-0) Claudio Antunes Pavlidis
32’ (2-0) Johnny Camilleri
48’ (3-0) Jose Carlos Nogueira Junior
59’ (4-0) Johnny Camilleri
61’ (5-0) Johnny Camilleri

Xewkija T:
M. Grima, M. Tabone, J. De Lima, J.M. Vella, C. Antunes Pavlidis (M. Stojanovic), R. Buttigieg, J.C. Nogueira Junior, D. Mercieca, C.D. Frances (M. Camilleri), K. Mercieca (O. Xuereb), J. Camilleri.

Xaghra U:
L. Xuereb, K. Martins Ribeiro, N. Biculjevic, D. Bajada, S. Galea, K. Hili, R.O. Dos Santos (R. De Souza Ferreira), L. Sultana, M. Mamo, S.F. Bajada (E. Xiberras), L.A. De Melo Lima.

Xewkija Tigers earned three points with the least possible efforts in their match against Xaghra United where they confirmed their good moment of form and also their strong ambitions to keep their challenge to the current leaders on the table. Xewkija’s 5-0 win also confirms that their forward line has become very effective as the Tigers manage to score goals and create serious scoring opportunities through all their strikers. The match between Xewkija and Xaghra could have turned into a well-contested encounter as the two sides came out for the match to obtain a win to serve the different ambitions of the two sides. However, Xaghra struggled to keep control of Xewkija’s offensive play and ended up conceding a heavy defeat.


Xewkija took command of play from the early stages.
2’ Xewkija created their first serious scoring opportunity when Claudio Frances passed to Jackson De Lima but the latter had his shot that ended high.
9’ Xewkija’s Jackson De Lima had a cross-shot from the right that ended high.
11’ Xaghra replied through an effort directly from a corner by Nebojsa Buciljevic that ended on the roof of the net.
12’ Xaghra once again dangerous through a shot from outside the area by Luis Andre De Melo Lima that ended wide.
15’ Xewkija’s keeper Mark Grima left his position in time to block an effort by Luis Andre De Melo Lima who was released by Rodrigo Ost Dos Santos.
18’ (1-0) Xewkija opened the score when Xaghra’s rearguard failed to cleared the ball from the goalmouth following a cross Claudio Frances and Claudio Antunes arrived on the ball and headed in a goal from a close distance.
21’ Xaghra’s keeper Lorjean Xuereb was well placed and saved a shot by Claudio Frances.
26’ Xewkija’s goalie Mark Grima once again left his area to clear the ball before Xaghra’s striker Luis Andre De Melo Lima could conclude towards goal following a through pass by Marlon Mamo.
27’ Xewkija’s striker Johnny Camilleri had a header from a corner kick by Claudio Frances that ended wide.
30’ In another offensive action by Xewkija a shot by Claudio Frances, after receiving from Johnny Camilleri, ended high.
32’ (2-0) Xewkija doubled the score when Jackson De Lima released Jose Carlos Nogueira Junior who entered Xaghra’s and form his low cross Johnny Camilleri netted with a tap-in.
36’ Xewkija’s keeper Mark Grima once again left his area and managed to clear the ball to deny Xaghra’s striker Luis Andre De Melo Lima from concluding towards goal.
37’ Xaghra’s keeper once again was called to make an important intervention to block a first-timer from close distance by Jose Carlos Nogueira Junior
43’ Xaghra managed to avoid a dangerous situation in front of goal when Kenny Hili cleared form the goalmouth an attempt from close distance by Xewkija’s veteran striker Johnny Camilleri.
HT (2-0)

Xewkija came out for the second period in better shape.
46’ After just 40 seconds of play Xewkija’s Claudio Frances had an attempt that was saved to a corner by Xaghra’s keeper Lorjean Xuereb.
48’ (3-0) Xewkija added another goal through a lob from long distance by Xewkija’s Jose Carlos Nogueira Junior when Xaghra’s keeper was out of his position.
57’ Xaghra replied through a free kick by Luis Andre De Melo Lima that was saved by Xewkija’s keeper Mark Grima.
59’ (4-0) Xewkija scored the fourth goal when Rodney Buttigieg headed inside the area from a corner kick by Claudio Antunes and Johnny Camilleri followed the action and headed in goal from close distance.
61’ (5-0) Xewkija’s striker Johnny Camilleri registered a personal hat-trick and added another goal through a close-ranged shot towards an open goal following a pass inside Xaghra’s area by Jose Carlos Nogueira Junior.
71’ Xewkija’s Johnny Camilleri had another attempt through a header that was stopped by the post but the action was disallowed for an offside infringement.
74’ Xewkija could have added another goal but a strike from outside the area by Rodney Buttigieg was stopped by the crossbar with the goalkeeper beaten.
78’ Xaghra’s goalie Lorjean Xuereb made a good save following a good shot from outside the area by Rodney Buttigieg.
FT (5-0)

Referee: Slawomir Olucha

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