Valletta dropped another two points as they were held in a goalless draw by Gudja United at the Centenary Stadium on Saturday. A draw which leaves Jesmond Zammit’s side two points ahead of the Citizens.
The team led by Jesmond Zerafa created the better chances throughout the ninety minutes but they still failed to break the deadlock. They won just one out of the last five matches.
However, ironically, Gudja could have taken the lead on the half-hour through Gabriel Mensah who had an excellent chance to score but hit straight into the goalkeeper.
In the second half, Valletta pushed harder but this was not enough to penetrate the Gudja defence and goalkeeper Glenn Zammit who was in fine form.
GUDJA Glenn Zammit, Jurgen Farrugia, Yuri de Jesus Messias, Aidan Friggieri (90′ Lee Pisani), Llywelyn Cremona, Gabriel Mensah, Augusto Rene Castres (69′ Tensior Gusman), Goran Adamovic (74′ Neil Micallef), Juan Andres Bolanos, Justin Grioli, Patrick Silva Mota.
Coach: Jesmond Zammit
VALLETTA Henry Bonello, Jonathan Caruana, Triston Caruana, Santiago Malano, Matteo Piciollo, Shaun Dimech (72′ Taisei Marukawa), Enmy Pena Beltre, Joseph Zerafa, Eslit Sala, Rowen Muscat (72′ Kyrian Nwoko), Mario Fontanella.
Referee: Philip Farrugia
Assistant Referees: Alan Camilleri, Mark Ciantar
Fourth Official: Slobodan Petrovic
Yellow Cards: Grioli, Malano, Gusman
BOV Player of the Match: Matteo Piciollo