Comfortable win for Tarxien over Qormi

bov-premier-league-2013-2014William Barbosa and Demba Toure scored two goals each as Tarxien Rainbows ended their commitments with a 4-2 win over Qormi.

The Rainbows leapfrog Qormi to move second in the Relegation Pool behind Floriana.

The Rainbows managed to take the lead thanks to a powerful drive by William Barbosa on 28 minutes which gave goalkeeper Matthew Farrugia no chance.

Two minutes from the end of the first half, Tarxien doubled the score, once again through William Barbosa who managed to slot the ball past the Qormi goalkeeper from close range.

Four minutes in the second half, Martinelli brought Alfred Effiong down inside the penalty area. Referee Marco Borg ordered a penalty but the Nigerian striker’s effort scraped past the upright.

Demba Toure made it 3-0 on 56 minutes, hitting low past Farrugia from the edge of the area when served by Manuel Caruana.

Qormi reduced the gap on 58 minutes thanks to Lucas Cantoro whose powerful shot from inside the area gave Nicky Vella no chance.

Tarxien increased the lead thanks to another goal by Demba Toure six minutes later with a low shot after a defender failed to control the ball inside the area.

Six minutes from time, Alfred Effiong scored a second goal for Qormi with an angled shot from the left which beat goalkeeper Nicky Vella.

QORMI Matthew Farrugia (67′ Steve Sultana), Jonathan Bondin, Roderick Sammut, Owen Bugeja, Duncan Pisani, Roderick Bajada, Triston Caruana (62′ Mohammed Bance), Paolo Dandolo, Leighton Grech (62′ Karl Sciortino), Lucas Cantoro, Alfred Effiong.
Subs not used: Dylan Pirotta, Leonardo Gabrieli, Jorge Pereira da Silva

TARXIEN Nicky Vella, Carlo Mamo (46′ Luke Zahra), Manuel Caruana, Fernando Lopez Alcantara, Luca Martinelli, Demba Toure, Miguel Ciantar, William Barbosa, Ryan Sammut, Carlos Menendez Hevia (46′ Andrew Agius), Jorge Santos Silva (53′ Nigel Vella).
Subs not used: Anthony Curmi, Steve Sadowski, Karl Pulo, Steve Bonnici.
Coach: Clive Mizzi

Referee: Marco Borg
Assistant Referees: William Debattista, Peter Abela
Fourth Official: Paul Caruana
Yellow Cards: Ciantar
Scorers: 28′ William Barbosa, 43′ William Barbosa, 56′ Demba Toure, 58′ Lucas Cantoro, 64′ Demba Toure, 84′ Alfred Effiong
BOV Player of the Match: William Barbosa
Attendance: 290