Valletta return to winning ways

Valletta bounced back from the defeat to Santa Lucia as they scored twice in the first half to beat Gudja United 2-1 at the Centenary Stadium on Friday.

Gudja, led for the first time by Ludvic Bartolo, following the departure of Andrea Agostinelli, have now gone six matches without a win.

The Citizens took the lead on the 34th minute when off a corner by Enmy Pena Beltre, Federico Falcone headed the ball in the direction of Christian Gauci who placed the ball at the back of the net.

Three minutes later, Brandon Paiber doubled the score for Valletta with a powerful drive which gave goalkeeper James Pisani no chance.

Four minutes in the second half, Valletta were reduced to ten men as Nilton Soares Rodrigues was sent off by referee Trustin Farrugia Cann.

Five minutes from time, Gudja pulled one back thanks to Samuel Gomes da Mata whose great effort saw the ball hit the posts before ending at the back of the net.

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