25.09.17 Swieqi frustrated by battling Gharghur
Coming on the back of two great wins against Mgarr and Luqa, Swieqi United entered into this confrontation high on confidence and hoping to keep up the momentum gained from a good start to the season. However, while the Orange created numerous chances throughout, they were ultimately unable to penetrate a solid and resilient Gharghur backline.
Neighbours Gharghur had a good opportunity to score when a free kick was well saved by Jean Debattista. Swieqi's best chance of the first half fell to Jake Scerri who agonizingly missed from close range just before the break.
In the second half, Swieqi were much more dangerous and went close a couple of times but were ultimately unsuccessful. Nicky Schembri came on and created good opportunities and almost scored twice, but the Gharghur keeper made some outstanding saves to keep his side in the contest. It ended all square at the end but the Orange will be pleased to have maintained their unbeaten start to the campaign.
Formation: J. Debattista, K. Sultana, S. Bugeja, K. Muscat, D. Grech, R. Taliana, R. Cutajar [M. Vella], S. Suraka, I. Zammit [N. Schembri], J. Scerri, L. Scicluna [T. Debono]
Match Report by Michael Calleja
Photo Credits: Jeffrick Cachia