22.02.16 Seniors stumble in final phase.
Swieqi United put up a brave fight against Birzebbugia but in the end their late efforts were not enough to salvage a point.
The Orange started the game well and went close on several occasions through Kenneth Ekezie and Abner Dos Santos. The first half was a midfield tussle between both sides and Birzebbugia also went close through Ronnie Celeste.
The second half was similar to the first but Swieqi seemed to be gaining the upper hand. They went close through corner kicks and Jean Noel Azzopardi's shot whacked the crossbar. Birzebbugia then went ahead on 75 minutes after a miss-pass by Abner Dos Santos found Celeste whose shot was saved by Sam Bartolo only for Shawn Darmanin to fire a shot from close range. Three minutes later, Matthew Borda made it 2-0 with a strong header from a corner kick. On 84 minutes, Jon Briscoe White's lofted free kick found no one and ended up in the back of the net but it was too little too late for the Orange.
Formation: S. Bartolo, J. N. Azzopardi, K. Sultana, J. B. White, D. Grech, J.C. Borg (J.G. Coleiro), P.B. White, K. Micallef (M. Martin), N. Schembri, A. Dos Santos (M. Caribotti), K. Ekezie