Posted on 2 December, 2015

Balzan eased past Naxxar Lions with a score of 4 – 2

Tuesday 1st December 2015 : Balzan returned to winning ways as they beat with ease Naxxar Lions 4 – 2.

Balzan took the lead on 23 minutes when from a free-kick on the left taken by Terence Agius, GODWIN MENSHA flicked the ball past goalkeeper Julian Azzopardi.

Naxxar failed to react and five minutes later Azzopardi saved well a Steve Bezzina’s long range shot.

On 37 minutes, Balzan doubled their lead, when Godwin Mensha served ALFRED EFFIONG who in turn dribbled past goalkeeper Azzopardi before firing the ball into an empty net.

Naxxar came out better in the second and on the 50th minute Balzan’s goalkeeper Christian Cassar saved into a corned a powerful shot by Thomas Sarina.

However, their hopes of getting back into the match faded away on the 67th minute when, in a swift break, Godwin Mensha stormed into the area, serving ALFRED EFFIONG Effiong at the far post who in turn headed the ball into the back of the net.

Naxxar pulled one back four minutes later when, following a corner from the left by Daren Falzon, DEMBA TOURE flicked the ball past Christian Cassar.

But on the 67th minute Balzan restored their three-goal lead when Godwin Mensha filtrated on the right and his insidious cross was pushed away by goalkeeper Azzopardi into LYDON MICALLEF’s  path, who had no problems heading the ball into the net.

Three minutes from time, Naxxar reduced the score again when in a bid to clear the ball, off a Daren Falzon’s cross, Steve Bezzina obstructed his goalkeeper Christian Cassar and inadvertently headed the ball into his own net.