Qormi sink Naxxar

Qormi started the new season with a 1-0 victory over Naxxar Lions.

Qormi were the better side in the early stages of the match, but Naxxar missed a good goal scoring opportunity when Emenike Mbachu failed to connect to a perfect cross by Terrence Vella.

Three minutes into the second half, Qormi managed to take the lead. Alfred Effiong served Joseph Chetcuti who then dribbled past goalkeeper Julian Azzopardi and easily placed the ball at the back of the net.

Naxxar continued to press to try to score the equaliser, but Qormi held on to collect all three points from the first match of the season.

QORMI Matthew Farrugia, Jonathan Bondin, Mauricio Matias Mazzetti, Emerson Vella, Duncan Pisani, Steve Agius (72′ Roderick Sammut), Joseph Chetcuti (85′ Bjorn Bondin), Anderson Michael Quatrochi Santos, Zoran Levnaic, Alfred Effiong, Frank Temile (90′ Pietro Viggiani).

Subs not used: Steve Baldacchino, Alessio Cassar, Carmelo Farrugia, Ryan Micallef.

Coach: Josef Mansueto

NAXXAR LIONS Julian Azzopardi, Angus Buhagiar, Gilmar da Silva Ribeiro, Pablo Doffo, Emenike Uchenna Mbachy, Daren Falzon (76′ Duane Bonnici), David Fenech, Sidney Fraga Nery da Silva (46′ Jurgen Debono), David Alejandro Reano, Andrew Scicluna, Terence Vella.

Subs not used: Luke Pecorella, Ryan Gilmour Cassar, Mattia Del Negro, Ryan Mercieca, Yaron Sammut.

Coach: Winston Muscat

Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann

Assistant Referees: Mitchell Scerri, David Castillo

Fourth Official: Mario Apap

Yellow Cards: D. Pisani, E. Vella, J. Chetcuti, Anderson Santos, Gilmar

Scorers: 48′ Joseph Chetcuti

BOV Player of the Match: Alfred Effiong

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