Pembroke Athleta FC’s Austin Martz is the BOV Player of the Month for August 2015. Pembroke had a dream start to the season beating Qormi 2-1 in their season opener and following this with a dramatic 4-3 victory over St Andrews to go top of the BOV Premier League.
In the match against St Andrews, the American winger was quick and direct at the outset. After two minutes, he picked Bardsley’s through pass, advanced down the right and beat the helpless keeper Diego Rossetto with a low drive. On 19 minutes, Martz got the better of an indecision by Jordan Williams and hammered the ball past a stranded Rossetto.
Norman Bonello, Manager of Bank of Valletta’s Ta’ l-Ibrag Branch presented the BOV Player of the Month trophy for August 2015 to Martz. Martz selected San Miguel School to benefit from the Bank’s donation associated with this award.