Hefty bans for Luqa St. Andrew's players

20110417-114224.jpgSix Luqa St. Andrew’s players were suspended by the MFA Disciplinary Commissioner following the BOV Third Division clash with Attard which was abandoned by the referee ten minutes from time.

Justin Muscat was suspended for one year, Klinsmann Grech and Gordon Failla were both banned for five matches, Craig Marney and Jason Good were suspended for four matches each while Adrian Psaila was banned for two matches.

Psaila, Muscat and Grech were sent off on the 65th minute while Failla, Marney and Good were reported by the referee.

Referee Anthony Buhagiar abandoned the game on the 80th minute after Luqa players, identified as Failla, Marney and Good, intentionally kicked balls out of the pitch into the field adjacent to the Charles Abela Stadium. Since no more balls were available, the referee had to abandon the game with the score still 1-1.

Further disciplinary action over the game will be taken by the Control and Disciplinary Board.

Meanwhile in Division 1, Martin Hrubsa and Paolo Cataldi (Birzebbuga), Filippo Andrea Scozzese (Gudja), Jamie Pace and Shawn Vella (Gzira), Marko Potezica and Noel Attard (Lija), Luke Sammut (Melita), Joseph Farrugia (St. Andrews), Abdul Razak Mendy (St. George’s) and Karl Sacco (Zurrieq) were all banned for one match while Gudja team-manager Alan Mifsud and Gzira team-manager Sharlon Pace were suspended for two matches.

In Division 2, Alex Portelli (Dingli), Ryan Debattista and Matteo Desira Buttigieg (Gharghur), Michael Borg (Pembroke) and Edward Bugeja (Siggiewi) were handed a one-match ban while Marsaskala coach Louis Facciol and San Gwann coach Edmond Lufi were both banned for two matches.

In Division 3, Stephen Grech (Marsaxlokk) was suspended for two matches while Paul Paris (Marsaxlokk), Saviour Sultana (Qrendi), Mark Grech (St. Venera), Nicholas Scicluna (Ta’ Xbiex) and Gabriel Buttigieg (Xghajra) was suspended for one match. Mgarr coach Robert Magro was suspended for two matches.