29.01.18 Seniors: Swieqi claim derby scalp in nerve-wracking encounter
It was nearly an almighty scare in the end, but Swieqi United's brilliant first half display was just enough to secure a timely three points against a tenacious Gharghur side.
Three well taken goals by Ion-Alin Margarit, Roderick Taliana and Kristian Sultana seemed to ensure Swieqi were heading towards a comfortable victory but as is often the case in derby games - the unpredictable happens!
Gharghur came out all guns blazing in the second half, and with nothing to lose managed to get themselves back into the game with two goals in the 48th and 77th minutes. Thankfully, the Orange held on, but not after managing to withstand a barrage on their goal.
The Owls remain top of the standings on 31 points, and face second placed Santa Lucia in a top of the table clash next weekend.
Formation: E. Gatt, D. Grech, K. Muscat, K. Sultana, S. Bugeja, S. G. Baldacchino, M. Vella, R. Taliana, L. Scicluna, I.A. Margarit, I. Zammit
Subs used: J. Scerri, M. Laferla, B. Frendo
Match report: Michael Calleja
Photo Credits; Mark Chetcuti