Tarxien earn first win of the season

Tarxien Rainbows finally managed to earn their first win of the season yesterday afternoon when they defeated Naxxar Lions 2-1.

Tarxien earned their first win of the season
Tarxien earned their first win of the season

Naxxar’s season has not started as planned as this was their third defeat in five matches.

Naxxar and Tarxien both had their chances in front of goal, but the first half remained goalless.

Tarxien managed to take the lead on the 58th. Off a cross by Jorge Santos Silva, Alvaro Andre Rodrigues Silva managed to beat goalkeeper Julian Azzopardi to give his team the lead.

Tarxien were full of confidence now and on the 65th minute they managed to double their lead. A cross by Wesley Lima Silva appeared to be deflected into goal by Naxxar’s Mattia Del Degro.

Naxxar managed to reduce Tarxien’s lead on the 70th minute. Off a corner by Terence Vella, Emmanuel Ibok Edet’s header beat goalkeeper Sean Cini to make the score 2-1.

TARXIEN RAINBOWS Sean Cini, Kane Paul Farrugia, Manuel Caruana, Owen Bugeja, Alvaro Andre Rodrigues Silva (87’ Cleber Barbosa Viana), Triston Caruana, Wesley Lima Silva (90+2’ Ryan Sammut), Carlos Hevia Menendez, Alexander Cini, Matthew Tabone (54’ Jorge Santos Silva), Alessandro Lopez Pereira.

Subs not used: Sean Mintoff, Steve Sadowski, Firas Aboulezz, Manuel Xerri.

Coach: Clive Mizzi

NAXXAR LIONS Julian Azzopardi, Andrew Scicluna, Emmanuel Ibok Edet, Victor Bellia (71’ Daren Falzon), Terence Vella, Mattia Del Negro, Pape Gueye, Gilmar da Silva Ribeiro, Ryan Gilmour Cassar (46’ Angus Buhagiar), David Alejandro Reano (69’ Pablo Doffo), Emenike Uchenna Mbachu.

Subs not used: Luke Pecorella, Duane Bonnici, Jurgen Debono, Yaaron Sammut.

Coach: Winston Muscat

Referee: Clayton Pisani

Assistant Referees: Mitchell Scerri, Roberto Vella

Fourth Official: Philip Farrugia

Yellow Cards: Tabone, Edet, Alessandro Lopes, Reano, Alvaro Silva, Gilmar

Scorers: 58’ Alvaro Andre Rodrigues Silva, 65’ Wesley Lima Silva, 70′ Emmanuel Ibok Edet

BOV Player of the Match: Alvaro Andre Rodrigues Silva

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