BOV Premier League | Pieta` Hotspurs 1 – Senglea Athletic 1

Senglea Athletic won their first point of the campaign as they shared the spoils with Pieta` Hotspurs in a 1-1 draw.

Pieta` Hotspurs 1 - Senglea Athletic 1
Pieta` Hotspurs 1 - Senglea Athletic 1

Senglea created the first opportunity of the match after five minutes. Roman Tchanturia hit a low shot that was neutralised by Nicky Vella.

Pieta` replied on the 15th minute. Paul Chimezie went on a good run before firing a shot that was blocked by Matthew Farrugia.

However, Chimezie managed to send Pieta` ahead a minute later. Jan Busuttil delivered a cross towards the Nigerian forward who headed the ball home.

Farrugia had to be on the alert to deny pieta` on the 27th minute. Nicholas Pisani drilled a shot that was parried for a corner by Senglea’s custodian.

On the other end, Matias Garcia sent a shot which was saved by Nicky Vella in two attempts.

The newly promoted side were unlucky not to score again one minute prior to half-time. Busuttil saw his shot hitting the woodwork with Farrugia completely beaten.

On the 56th minute, Ferdinando Salvati’s effort from a free-kick forced a good save from Vella.

The post denied Pieta` again on the 70th minute. Chimezia managed to beat Farrugia; however, his shot stamped off the post.

Pieta` paid harshly for losing these opportunities as Senglea scored the equalising goal on the 83rd minute. Salvati’s thumping shot from a free-kick gave Vella no chance.

Pieta` Hotspurs starting line-up: Nicky Vella, Ose Takaki, Travis Bartolo, Dylan Agius, Paul Chimezie, Jan Busuttil, Nicholas Pisani, Christian Grech, Shunsuke Nakamura, Ishaya Irimiya Jalo, Antonio Orlando Macedo Neto

Senglea Athletic starting line-up: Matthew Farrugia, Brandon Muscat, Ferdinando Salvati, Leighton Grech, Manuel Giullari, Imanol Gonzalez Benac, Zachary Cassar, Fabrizio Massimo Bramati, Matias Nicolas Garcia, Augusto Rene Caseres, Roman Tchanturia

Referee: Fyodor Zammit
Assistant Referees: Mitchell Scerri, Chris Francalanza
Fourth Official: Darryl Agius

BOV Player of the Match: Jan Busuttil (Pieta`)

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