Fgura United F.C.

Wed 09 Mar

National Youth League

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Fgura Utd.

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Tarxien Rainbows
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Fgura Utd.

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Tarxien Rainbows
Fgura Utd.

2 - 3

Taxien Rainbows

Scorers: Redheil Stivala 48′, Morientes Muscat 89′

The Youth team suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of neighbours Tarxien R. Fgura had a nervy start and conceded two goals within the first 8 minutes. first when a throw in was back headed by a Rainbows players catching us unprepared on the 6th and two minutes after a goalmouth melee was resolved with the ball poked into the net. Fgura responded when Gareth Desira controlled the ball off a freekick which was cleared short, but concluded wide from an ideal position. Tarxien could have added a third when our boys lost possession but somehow, we managed to clear the danger to corner. However, we suffered the third when again we lost possession of the ball with Bartolo managing to parry but Jake Bezzina late tackle the opponent for the referee to signal to the spot for a penalty which was converted. Despite the deficit, Fgura entered the second half with a different mindset and reduced the arrears after just three minutes when following a persistent move Stivala picked up the ball and scored with a fine effort from outside the box. Fgura tried to reduce the arrears pressing forward, leaving space at the back for Tarxien to operate on the break with keeper Benjamin Bartolo having to distinguish himself with at least four saves which kept us hoping for a comeback. However, the second goal scored one minute from time proved to be somewhat too little too late; Hayman crossed for Morientes Muscat to control and score on the turn.