The hopes of a promotion for our Under 19s were handed a severe blow as we lost 2-0 to relegation battlers Mellieha. Fgura squandered a number of chances in the early stages after an early Scerri block on the ground. In the 6th minute, Bezzina’s run down the left, laying the ball back to Tonna who failed to properly connect in front of the goal. In the 11th minute, Tonna served Azzopardi who concluded wide from an ideal position. On the 24th Mellieha opened the score from a direct free-kick which sailed over the extended hands of Scerri in goal. In the second half, Gove’s try thumped the underside of the crossbar before being cleared away. An instant later a Bezzina direct corner again ended against the bar, with a third goalpost being hit when Stivala’s cross from the by-line was picked up by Pulo on the second post who shot against the first upright from a very close range. Fgura was again punished for these lost opportunities when Hayman headed into his own net off a corner kick.