Valletta put four past Qormi

Champions Valletta registered another positive result, defeating Qormi convincingly 4-0.

After a shaky start to the season it seems the situation is starting to settle for new coach Gilbert Agius.

Valletta had to wait till the 32nd minute before they scored the first goal of the match. Roderick Briffa was unlucky to hit the crossbar with his shot and off the rebound Adrian Zahra served Lateef Elford-Alliyu who then beat goalkeeper Matthew Farrugia with his low shot.

In the 63rd minute, Valletta made it 2-0. Ryan Fenech passed the ball to Elford-Alliyu who progressed into the area.  Elford-Alliyu then passed to Alex Barboza Terra to have the latter beat goalkeeper Matthew Farrugia.

Four minutes before the end of the match, Valletta made it 3-0. Off a cross by Alex Barboza Terra, Ian Azzopardi beat Qormi’s goalkeeper with a header.

Valletta made sure they took home all three points in the 90th minute when Luke Montebello beat goalkeeper Matthew Farrugia after receiving a precise cross from Ryan Fenech.

VALLETTA Nicky Vella, Ian Azzopardi, Ryan Camilleri, Ryan Fenech, Hugo Faria, Roderick Briffa, Lateef Elford-Alliyu, Llywelyn Cremona (69′ Hamza Barry), Adrian Zahra (73′ Shaun Bajada), Alex Barboza Terra (87′ Luke Montebello), Luke Dimech.

Subs not used: Yenz Cini, Hamid Ismael Alkamali, Ian Montanaro, Daniel Camilleri.

Coach: Gilbert Agius

QORMI Matthew Farrugia, Jonathan Bondin, Anderson Michele Quatrochi Santos, Steve Agius, Duncan Pisani, Roderick Sammut (58′ Bjorn Bondin), Joseph Chetcuti, Zoran Levnaic, Albert Bruce (63′ Pietro Viggiani), Alfred Effiong, Frank Temile (87′ Gilmore Azzopardi).

Subs not used: Jurgen Cilia, Karl Sciortino, Alessio Cassar, Ryan Micallef.

Coach: Josef Mansueto

Referee: Andre Arciola

Assistant Referees: Ingmar Spiteri, Roberto Vella

Fourth Official: Philip Farrugia

Yellow Cards:

Scorers: 31′ Lateef Elford-Alliyu, 63′ Alex Terra, 86′ Ian Azzopardi, 90′ Luke Montebello

BOV Player of the Match: Lateef Elford Alliyu

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