Day 14: Valletta 2 Tarxien R. 0 Published on: 16-01-2011

Citizens keep marching on

Denni Rocha Dos Santos came to haunt his former team Tarxien Rainbows as he steered Valletta to a precious 2-0 win over Tarxien Rainbows at the National Stadium today

The nippy Brazilian took centre stage with another man-of-the-match performance for the Citizens as he first procured the penalty that put his team on their way before finishing off his ex-team-mates with a fine second goal midway through the second half.

In fact, Valletta took the lead on 42 minutes when Denni was floored in the area by Lee Galea and Terrence Scerri stepped up for the kick and fired the ball into the bottom right hand corner of the Tarxien net.

Tarxien tried to stage a comeback after the interval but the Citizens remained the better team and all but sealed the points on 70 minutes when Scerri found Denni inside the area and the Valletta schemer buried the ball home with firm drive.

The result lifted Valletta to a staggering 12 points clear at the top of the standings ahead of the same Rainbows and Floriana.

Denni was voted as the BOV Player of the match.


VALLETTA: N. Vella, O. Temile, K. Sammut, E. Agius, I. Azzopardi, S. Borg, G. Agius (I. Zammit), D. Dos Santos (D. Falzon), T. Scerri, R. Briffa, J. Caruana.

TARXIEN R. : D. Cassar, S. Sadowski, M. Caruana (R. Mintoff), E. Pereira, R. Costa, C. Rodrigues (S. Hili), M. Tanti, D. Bueno, L. Vella Critien (J. Grioli), O. Anonam, L. Galea.

BOV Premier 2010/11
Date: 16-01-11     Time: 16:00    Venue: National Stadium

Scorers: 44' Terence Scerri (pen), 71' Denni Dos Santos

Man of match: D. Dos Santos (Valletta)

Referee: Paul Caruana