Scorers: Alken Desira 7′
In a Youth League match, promotion hopes were hindered when we lost with the odd goal in three against fellow contenders, M’Xlokk. We had an encouraging start when after just 5 minutes Owen Galea fed Sven Tonna with a good pass on the run, who was fouled in the box, and Aiken Desira calmly converted the penalty. M’Xlokk spent most of the half in our half with our defence called to work overtime to keep the Southsiders at bay. However, seven minutes after restart M’Xlokk equalized from a goalmouth scramble. Fgura replied in the 64th minute when Gove’ served Desira whose distant shot was turned to a corner by the keeper. Seconds later Gove’ tried his luck with another fierce shot following Stivala’s fin work on the right but the ball just missed the goal frame. Keeper Isaac Scerri was called to save off a M’Xlokk insidious shot. He was however beaten in the 71st minute when he parried a shot with the teammates failing to clear the danger allowing M’Xlokk to score from the rebound. Our keeper was again called in action in the 78th minute saving a close-range shot diverting the ball to a corner. Our lads tried to salvage the game in the dying minutes but could not find a way through ending on the losing end of a keenly contested game.