Monthly Archives: September 2015

Posted on 28 September, 2015

A HAT-TRICK BY ALFRED EFFIONG PUT BALZAN AT THE TOP OF THE TABLE

Sunday 27th September 2015 : Balzan maintained their unbeaten run after their sixth match as they beat Mosta FC 3 – 1.

Balzan took the lead on the 26th minute when ALFRED EFFIONG dribbled past a number of defenders before beating goalkeeper Yenz Cini.

Just before half time, Mosta equalised thanks to a cross shot by MANALITO MICALLEF,  from a long-distance from the right, which surprised goalkeeper Valerio Senatore.

Balzan regained the lead on 59 minutes. Once again ALFRED EFFIONG, this time after receiving a pass from Edison Bilbao Zarate, placed the ball at the back of the net for the second time.

On the 86th minute, ALFRED EFFIONG sealed the issue with his third goal, after being served by Godwin Mensha. His low shot finished with the ball hitting the upright before ending at the back of the net.

Two minutes in added time, Dyson Falzon was sent off for Mosta following a rough tackle on an opponent.

Posted on 23 September, 2015

BALZAN REGISTERED A GREAT WIN OVER PEMBROKE ATHLETA

Tuesday 22nd September 2015 : Balzan extended their positive run and moved temporarily to the top of the table, as they came from behind to beat Pembroke Athleta 5 – 1.

Pembroke managed to take the lead on the 12th minute thanks to a powerful shot by JAMES TOGBAH whose powerful shot aided by the post, which gave goalkeeper Christian Cassar no chance.

Balzan leveled matters on the 43rd minute,  when off a perfect assist by Edison Bilbao Zarate, ALFRED EFFIONG slotted the ball past goalkeeper Mario Muscat. Balzan insisted and one minute into added time, Balzan took the lead through Lydon Micallef whose low shot managed to beat Muscat.

In the second half Balzan came out more determined and on the 50th minute, JUSTIN GRIOLI scored a third goal with a direct free kick from outside the box.

Six minutes later, GODWIN MENSHA received a pass by Alfred Effiong and darted into the box facing Mario Muscat who could do nothing to stop him from finishing the ball at the back of the net.

On the 78th minute, following a through pass by Godwin Mensha, substitute RYAN DARMANIN sealed the result at 5 – 1, hitting low past the Pembroke goalkeeper from inside the area .

Posted on 20 September, 2015

BALZAN WIN AGAINST VALLETTA

Saturday 19th September 2015 : Balzan extended their positive run, registering their second win of the season by defeating Valletta 1 – 0.

In the 12th minute Lydon micallef had a goal disallowed for an offside position. On the other side on the 30th minute Valletta were unlucky when a shot by Njongo Priso hit the upright. In the 49th minute, Balzan took the lead when a shot by godwin Mensha was turned into a corner by goalkeeper Nicky Vella and from the resulting corner LYDON MICALLEF managed to beat Vella from close range.

Posted on 18 September, 2015

YOUTHS SECTION A

Thursday 17th September 2015 : In the Youth League Section “A”, Balzan managed to win without difficulty the encounter against Hamrun Spartans with a result of 4 – 0.

Paul Lapira opened the score for Balzan. Courage Omoruazoje doubled the score for them. Jamie Zerafa score the third goal and Courage Omoruazoje sealed the score with his second goal.

Posted on 14 September, 2015

BALZAN AND TARXIEN R SHARE THE SPOILS IN A GOALLESS DRAW

Sunday 13th September 2015 : Balzan had an edge over Tarxien, creating the better chances but Tarxien goalkeeper Andrea Cassar played an excellent game, keeping them at bay.

In the first half the only attempts at goal was that of  a Justin Grioli whose effort was blocked by Cassar and a free-kick by Zarate ending just wide.

In the 82nd minute, a fine header by Ryan Darmanin was superbly turned into a corner by Andrea Cassar. Five minutes later, Cassar was in action again this time turning into another corner a Godwin Mensha header. In added time, substitute Maxim Focsa also tested Cassar with the Tarxien custodian turning the ball into another corner.

Posted on 1 September, 2015

COMING EVENTS : September 2015

Sunday 13th September – Premier League match : Balzan FC vs Tarxien Rainbows FC at the National Stadium Ta’ Qali. KO 5.00pm

Thursday 17th September  Minors league match Section “A”” : Hamrun Spartans FC vs Balzan FC at the Victor Tedesco Stadium, Hamrun . KO 8.15pm

Saturday 19th September – Premier League match : Valletta FC vs Balzan FC at the Hibernians Stadium Paola. KO 7.00pm

Tuesday 22nd September – Premier League match : Balzan FC vs Pembroke Athleta FC at the Victor Tedesco Stadium, Hamrun. KO 6.00pm

Saturday 27th September – Premier League match : Mosta FC vs Balzan FC at the Victor Tedesco Stadium, Hamrun. KO 7.15pm