21.01.14 Swieqi United Minors react well with a 3 - 0 victory
Swieqi United wanted to make amends for the mishap that occurred in the previous game vs. St. Georges.
Swieqi United made a number of changes to their starting 11, with newest signings Kevin Paul Calleja and Daniel Mifsud making their debut in defence.
As soon as the referee blew his whistle signalling the start of the match, Swieqi were on the attack searching for an early goal.
Swieqi settled down in the match, giving Mtarfa few chances to form an attack.
Karl Grech opened the score 1-0 in the middle of the first half by tapping into an empty net when the Mtarfa goalkeeper spilled the ball out of his hands.
Swieqi tried to grab a second goal before half time, however a number of corners and free kicks couldn't find the back of the net.
Swieqi started off the 2nd half brightly. After just five minutes, Karl Grech unleashed a powerful shot that found the back of the net and gave Swieqi a 2-0 lead.
Minutes later, a penalty was awarded to Swieqi and the players allowed Karl Grech to notch his hat trick. Grech didn't miss and became the first Swieqi Minors Player to grab a Hat Trick !
Swieqi had plenty of other chances to keep on scoring, with the best chance falling to Kurt Fenech whose screamer from outside the box was tipped over the bar by the Mtarfa goalkeeper.
Mtarfa tried to score a consolation goal towards the end of the match, however Swieqi's solid defence gave them little chances.
A well improved performance by the lads who next face Ghaxaq on Monday 27th at 8.15pm Ghaxaq Ground
5 minutes from the end, Swieqi goalkeeper Matthew Schembri pulled off an amazing save to deny Mtarfa and keep the clean sheet.
Swieqi Minors (U-19's) vs. Mtarfa Minors - 3-0 FT. Line-Up: Timmy Zammit, Sam Vella, Xuereb Jonathan, Sciberras Glenn, Schembri Matthew, Pace Bonello Edward, Mifsud Daniel, Micallef Jerome, Micallef Matthew, Grech Karl, Giacchino Kurt, Fenech Kurt, Farrugia Neil, Calleja Kevin, Brincat Ruffini Andrew, Bonnici Kurt, Aquilina indrri
Article: Robert Dingli - Marketing & Minors Coordinator