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Gudja United secures huge win and climbs to second place


Tuesday 12 February 2019

  Rafa scores in stoppage time to secure all three points

Club treasurer George Caruana presenting commemorative shirt


Gudja United beat Vittoriosa Stars 5 - 2 on its 1000th Official League match, surpassed Santa Lucia in the table and is now sitting in second place.

Gudja commenced well immediately by taking sole leadership of the match with continuous possession. It didn't take long for Gudja to go one up as from a corner situation, Vittoriosa's goalkeeper failed to hold on to Jackson Lima's corner and the ball ended in DHONATAN SANTOS DA HORA's feet who fired one home.

Late in the first half, after several missed opportunities, LEEJOE SCHEMBRI collected a fine Rafa Kooh Sohna's pass after cutting Vittoriosa's defence, turned around the goalkeeper and with a low powerful shot doubled Gudja's lead. Vittoriosa managed to grab one back from penalty just before half time as Emerson Vella handled the ball in the box.

The second half was a repeat of the first one. JONATHAN BONDIN made them three after receiving a fine Jackson Lima's corner, whilst FIRAS ABOULEZZ fired the fourth one home with a powerful low shot. RAFA KOOH SOHNA scored the fifth goal with a powerful screamer whilst Vittoriosa grabbed another one, again from penalty.

With this result, Gudja are now sitting in Second place, 7 points behind leaders Sirens and 2 points ahead of now third placed Santa Lucia. Naxxar Lions follow in fourth place.


Written by Malcolm Bugeja


LINE-UP

  • Jonathan Debono
  • Jurgen Farrugia
  • Emerson Vella
  • Jonathan Bondin ⚽ 63'
    40'
  • Luca Martinelli
  • Cremona Llywelyn
    80'
  • Jackson Lima
  • Aboulezz Firas ⚽ 65'
  • Dhonatan Santos Da Hora ⚽ 13'
    76'
  • Leejoe Schembri ⚽ 35'
    68'
  • Rafael Kooh Sohna ⚽ 76'
  • Coach: Josef Mansueto
  Formation against Vittoriosa

SUBSTITUTES

  • Matthew Xerxen
  • Mauro Bonnici
    80'
  • Miguel Attard
  • Shalon Diacono
  • Adolphus Nagbe Marshall
  • Ayrton Mizzi
    68'
  • Luke Micallef
    76'

REFEREES

  • Referee: Paul Toledo
  • Assistant: Darko Stankovic
  • Assistant: Max-Lee Muscat

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