28 February 2010

FC Porto 9-0 Rabat Ajax (86-87)

This is a match in the first round of the European Cup, today known as the UEFA Champions League. Although, the result is an abysmal defeat for the Magpies, I thought it would be nice to view one of the rare occasions of our club playing at international club level. The final aggregate score was of 10-0.

Its important to note that Rabat got defeated against the team that later that year continued to the final match and won the trophy against Bayern Munich with a final score of 2-1. More information about the mentioned season European Cup results, can be read here.

U17 Rabat vs Qormi 0-2

Competition: Under 17 League Section A
Match Date: Sunday, February 14, 2010
Kick-off Time: 10:15-12:15
Venue: Luxol Stadium, Pembroke

Starting Line Up
3
Cauchi Luke
5
Cortis Stefan
6
Ferrante Reuben
7
Borg Wayne
8
Cortis Sacha
9
Vella Chris
10Farrugia Brandon
13
Saliba Michael
15Muscat Kurt
17Tanti Zachary
22
Bonello Mario [GK]

Reserves
4
Micallef Keith Joseph
11Aquilina Nicolai
18
Bonavia Jamie
44
Borg Elthan

Substitutions
71'Borg WayneAquilina Nicolai

Rabat Yellow Cards
70'Borg Wayne

Lija vs Rabat 4-3

Competition: Second Division League
Match Date: Sunday, February 28, 2010
Kick-off Time: 9:00-11:00
Venue: Centenary Stadium, Ta' Qali

Coach
Michael Molzahn

Line Up
2Neil Caruana (Sub)
5Joseph Caruana
6Shaun Gauci
7Justin Felice
8Alan Zahra
9Kayne Said (Sub)
10Adam Smeir
11Cortis Sacha (Sub)
13Dylan Falzon
16Kevin Cassar
17Emmanuel Muscat [CAPT]
19Carmel Junior Tonna
21David Azzopardi
23Jurgen Cilia [GK]

Substitutions

70'Neil CaruanaShaun Gauci
77'Cortis SachaAlan Zahra
77'Kayne SaidEmmanuel Muscat

Match Report
12'Adam Smeir sends a cross from the right-side of the pitch. Carmel Junior Tonna controls the ball and tries to send another cross. Ball is cleared into a corner-kick
13'Joseph Caruana tries a personal shot, but ball finishes high over the bar
14'Justin Felice gives an excellent throughball to Alan Zahra. Alone infront of the Lija goalkeeper, Alan Zahra sends the ball into the back of the net for the first goal of the match
22'From the right-side of the pitch, a Lija player sends a long cross into the penalty area over the second post. Another player heads the ball into the back of the net to bring the result back to an equaliser
25'From a shot taken directly from a corner-kick on the right-side of the pitch, Lija hit the left post. Rabat defense clear the ball to avoid further danger
27'From another corner-kick on the right-side of the pitch, a Lija player tries a bicycle kick and the ball finishes in the back of the net
29'Again from another corner-kick on the right-side of the pitch, a Lija player with no marking heads the ball into the back of the net for their third goal of the match
34'From a free-kick on the right-side of the pitch, Jurgen Cilia clears the ball to a corner-kick
37'After a confused action, Adam Smeir concludes the ball out
38'A Lija player tries a shot from a long distance, but ball finishes out of range
45'A Lija player is shown the yellow card
53'Adam Smeir tries a personal shot, but his finish is weak and central
54'In the penalty area, Adam Smeir passes a good ball to Justin Felice. The latter concludes the ball to waste a golden opportunity
60'From a dubious offside position, a Lija player is in a good position to score but he concludes the ball out
61'Adam Smeir dribbles a player and concludes the ball. The goalkeeper turns the ball out of play for a corner-kick
63'From the right-side of the pitch, David Azzopardi sends a cross into the penalty area taken from a free-kick. The Lija defense clear the ball. Carmel Junior Tonna from outside the penalty area takes a first timer shot and concludes the ball into the top-right corner for a magnificent goal. This goal re-opens the match with the current result being three goals against two
66'Lija perform a counter-attack. From the first shot the goalkeeper saves the ball but does not manage to control it. From the rereboundbound another Lija player comes in and concludes into the back of the net. This goal takes Lija again with an advantage of two goals
69'Justin Felice tries a personal shot but ball finishes high over the bar
70'Rabat perform the first substitution of the match. Neil Caruana enters instead of Shaun Gauci
72'Adam Smeir and a Lija player are shown the yellow card
73'Lija perform their first substitution of the match
74'Emmanuel Muscat is shown the yellow card
77'Rabat perform a double substitution. Kayne Said enters instead of Emmanuel Muscat and Cortis Sacha enters instead of Alan Zahra
79'From the right-side of the pitch, David Azzopardi sends a cross into the penalty area taken from a free-kick. The Lija goalkeeper manages to control the ball in two attempts. No Rabat player is readily available to conclude the ball after failing in the first attempt
81'David Azzopardi takes a corner-kick taken from the right-side of the pitch. Kevin Cassar sends the ball into the back of the net to reduce the advantage again to one goal
82'Lija perform the second substitution of the match
84'A Lija player is shown the yellow card
86'Lija perform the third and last substitution of the match
88'A Lija player tries a personal shot from out of the penalty area. The goalkeeper saves the ball. From the rebound another Lija player tries his luck, but the goalkeeper makes another excellent save and clears the ball into a corner-kick
90'The referee blows the final whiste and sends everyone to the dressing room, with the final score of four goals against three

Rabat Scorers

14'Alan Zahra
63'Carmel Junior Tonna
81'Kevin Cassar

Rabat Yellow Cards
72'Adam Smeir
74'Emmanuel Muscat

Corners
Lija (5), Rabat (6)

Offsides
Lija (3), Rabat(3)

26 February 2010

24 February 2010

U19 Siggiewi vs Rabat 1-2

Competition: Under 19 League Section C
Match Date: Wedensday, February 10, 2010
Kick-off Time: 13:30-15:30
Venue: St Patrick Ground, Zabbar




Starting Line Up
3Incorvaja Christian
6
Cortis Stefan
5
Gauci Shaun
6Ciantar Charlot
8Farrugia Neil
9Vassallo Roderick
10Azzopardi David
13Micallef Karl
15Cortis Sacha
16Bugeja Tyrone
23
Vella Daryl [GK]

Reserves
2Debono Kurt
7Gauci Keith
11Borg Darren
18Micallef Ryan

Substitutions
60'Micallef RyanIncorvaja Christian
80'Borg Darren
Azzopardi David
83'Debono Kurt
Gauci Shaun

Rabat Scorers
18'Azzopardi David
60'Micallef Ryan

Rabat Yellow Cards
59'Incorvaja Christian
64'Farrugia Neil

Rabat Red Cards
67'Micallef Ryan

22 February 2010

Lija Statistics

The next official match of the season for the Magpies is against Lija on Sunday 28th February 2010 at 9.00am in Centenary stadium in Ta' Qali. This is the fourteenth match for both teams, the second direct encounter during this season, and the third match for the second round in the second division league. Below are some history results and statistics.

Statistics from season 1997/1998 to date
Second Division; 09/10; Rabat vs Lija; 0-2;
Second/Third Division Knock-Out; 09/10; Lija vs Rabat; 2-2; Adam Smeir, Kayne Said
Second Division; 07/08; Rabat vs Lija; 1-1; Adam Smeir
Second Division; 07/08; Lija vs Rabat; 0-1; Darren Galea
Second Division; 06/07; Lija vs Rabat; 0-1; Adam Smeir
Second Division; 06/07; Rabat vs Lija; 2-3; Adam Smeir, Kayne Said
First Division; 03/04; Rabat vs Lija; 2-2; Darren Galea (x2)
First Division; 03/04; Lija vs Rabat; 1-0;
First Division; 02/03; Rabat vs Lija; 2-2; William Borg (x2)
First Division; 02/03; Lija vs Rabat; 0-3; Engoya Ulrich, William Borg, Michael Micallef
FA Trophy; 00/01; Rabat vs Lija; 1-1 (3-2 pens); Joe Galea
First Division; 97/98; Lija vs Rabat; 1-2; Adrian Mifsud, John Cassar
First Division; 97/98; Rabat vs Lija; 2-0; Kevin Loughborough, Ziya Yildiz

Overall Statisics

Lija
Rabat
Wins3
6
Draws4
4
Losts6
3

Last five official matches played by Lija this season (WDWLL)
Lija vs Gharghur 6-1 (Second Division League)
Mellieha vs Lija 0-0 (Second Division League)
Lija vs Zurrieq 2-0 (Second Division League)
Tarxien vs Lija 2-0 (Anniversary Cup)
St Andrews vs Lija 2-1 (Second Division League)

Last five official matches played by Rabat this season
(LDDWL)
Zebbug vs Rabat 3-0 (Second Division League)
Rabat vs Senglea 0-0 (Second Division League)
St Venera vs Rabat 2-2 (Second Division League)
Gharghur vs Rabat 0-3 (Second Division League)
Rabat vs Mellieha 0-3 (Second Division League)

Apps = Season Appearances
S/C = Total Scored/Conceded
Y/R = Total Yellow/Red Cards
NameAppsS/CY/R
Adam Smeir1782/0
Alan Zahra1711/0
David Azzopardi1702/0
Christopher Schembri1622/0
Joseph Caruana144
2/0
Darren Galea1444/0
Jonathan Azzopardi [GK]
13180
Neil Caruana1303/0
Michael Micallef1102/0
Adrian Mifsud1106/1
Emmanuel Muscat1112/0
Dylan Falzon902/0
Jason Cassar802/0
Kayne Said820
Adam Wingfield802/0
Carmel Junior Tonna801/0
Kevin Cassar501/0
Shaun Gauci
500
Luke Portelli500
Ryan Micallef400
Justin Felice
4
10
James Borg [GK]370
Franridge Schembri200
Jean-Paul Ciantar200
Nigel Cortis100
Josef Tonna101/0
Jurgen Cilia [GK]1
20
Sacha Cortis
1
00

Season Statistics

Total players utilized: 28
Total matches played: 17
Total goals scored: 23 (Average 1.35 goals scored per match)
Total goals conceded: 27 (Average 1.59 goals conceded per match)

League Statistics
Total matches played: 13
Total goals scored: 14 (Average 1.08 goals scored per match)
Total goals conceded: 23 (Average 1.77 goals conceded per match)

If you remember any memorable matches or any other useful information or comments regarding any match between these two teams that you wish to share, post comments below.

21 February 2010

Rabat vs Mellieha 0-3

Competition: Second Division League
Match Date: Sunday, February 21, 2010
Kick-off Time: 11:00-13:00
Venue: Centenary Stadium, Ta' Qali

Coach
Michael Molzahn

Line Up
1
Jonathan Azzopardi [GK]
3
Christopher Schembri
5
Joseph Caruana
6Shaun Gauci
7Justin Felice
8Alan Zahra
9
Kayne Said (Sub)
10Adam Smeir
11Cortis Sacha (Sub)
13Dylan Falzon
16Kevin Cassar
17Emmanuel Muscat [CAPT]
19Carmel Junior Tonna (Sub)
21David Azzopardi

Substitutions

45'Kevin CassarCarmel Junior Tonna
69'Alan ZahraKayne Said
76'Emmanuel MuscatCortis Sacha

Match Report
7'Justin Felice tries a personal shot but finishes out, after it was saved by the goalkeeper
5'
Mellieha have their first shot for goal. It finishes out of range
8'Mellieha score the first goal of the match. From three quarters of the pitch, a Mellieha player saw the goalkeeper out of position. He concludes with a low shot, leaving the Rabat goalkeeper with no chance to save the ball
11'Mellieha score the second goal of the match. From a long ball, Jonathan Azzopardi makes a bad rush-out for the ball. The Mellieha player lobs the ball over the goalkeeper to seal another goal.
24'Adam Smeir sends a cross from the left-side of the pitch. Justin Felice controls the ball and tries a good bicycle-kick. The ball finishes inches wide
26'Alan Zahra passes the bell to Justin Felice. The latter continues the ball to Adam Smeir. Adam Smeir sends a dangerous low cross in the penalty area. From what seemed to be an easy goal, Alan Zahra concludes the ball out
34'Mellieha perform the first substitution of the match
45'From a free-kick taken from the left-side of the pitch, the goalkeeper clears the ball to a corner-kick to avoid further danger
45'In the begining of the second-half, Rabat perform the first substitution of the match. Carmel Junior Tonna enters instead of Kevin Cassar
46'Justin Felice tries a personal shot but finishes high
50'Adam Smeir sends a dangerous ball into the penalty area, but no one is in a good position to finish the ball
57'A Mellieha player is shown the yellow card for a bad tackle
58'From a long pass, Adam Smeir tries to lob the ball over the goalkeeper, but in some way the Mellieha goalkeeper manages to clear the ball
65'Christopher Schembri sends a dangerous ball from a free-kick. The goalkeeper does not manage to control the ball well. No player is readily available to conclude the ball into the net. On second attempt the goalkeeper makes the ball his own
66'Joseph Caruana is shown the yellow card
69'
Rabat perform their second substitution of the match. Kayne Said enters instead of Alan Zahra
70'A Mellieha is shown the yellow card for wasting time
76'Rabat perform their third and last substitution of the match. Sacha Cortis enters instead of Emmanuel Muscat
78'Mellieha score their third goal of the match. A Mellieha players dribbles a Rabat player and concludes the ball into the net, leaving the goalkeeper standing and staring at the ball
80'Mellieha perform the second substitution of the match
83'A Mellieha player is shown the yellow card
89'From a long ball Justin Felice manages to dribble past the goalkeeper, but from a difficult position concludes the ball out
90'The referee blows the final whiste and sends everyone to the dressing room, with the final score of three against nothing

Rabat Yellow Cards
66'Joseph Caruana

Corners
Rabat (7), Mellieha (4)

Offsides
Rabat (1), Mellieha (5)

15 February 2010

Mellieha Statistics

The next official match of the season for the Magpies is against Mellieha on Sunday 21st February 2010 at 11.00am in Centenary stadium in Ta' Qali. This is the thirteenth match for both teams, the second direct encounter during this season, and the second match for the second round in the second division league. Below are some history results and statistics.

Statistics from season 1997/1998 to date
Second Division; 08/09; Mellieha vs Rabat; 2-2; Adam Smeir, Christopher Schembri
Second Division; 06/07; Rabat vs Mellieha; 1-1; Jonathan Bezzina
Second Division; 06/07; Mellieha vs Rabat; 1-1; Adam Smeir
Second Division; 04/05; Rabat vs Mellieha; 1-2; Alan Zahra
Second Division; 04/05; Mellieha vs Rabat; 3-0;
FA Trophy; 98/99; Mellieha vs Rabat; 2-4; Adrian Mifsud, Dennis Cauchi, Cedric Caruana (x2)
First Division; 97/98; Mellieha vs Rabat; 1-2; Adrian Mifsud, Roderick Asciak
First Division; 97/98; Rabat vs Mellieha; 4-1; Michael Farrugia (x2), Roderick Asciak (x2)

Overall Statisics

Rabat
Mellieha
Wins3
2
Draws3
3
Losts2
3

Last five official matches played by Rabat this season (LLDDW)
Rabat vs Birzebbuga 0-3 (Second Division League)
Zebbug vs Rabat 3-0 (Second Division League)
Rabat vs Senglea 0-0 (Second Division League)
St Venera vs Rabat 2-2 (Second Division League)
Gharghur vs Rabat 0-3 (Second Division League)

Last five official matches played by Mellieha this season (DWDLL)
Gharghur vs Mellieha 0-0 (Second Division League)
Mellieha vs Zurrieq 4-1 (Second Division League)
Mellieha vs Lija 0-0 (Second Division League)
Zejtun vs Mellieha 1-0 (Second/Third Divsion Knockout)
Mellieha vs St Andrews 0-2 (Second Division League)

Apps = Season Appearances
S/C = Total Scored/Conceded
Y/R = Total Yellow/Red Cards
NameAppsS/CY/R
Adam Smeir1682/0
Alan Zahra1611/0
David Azzopardi1602/0
Christopher Schembri1522/0
Darren Galea1444/0
Joseph Caruana134
1/0
Neil Caruana1303/0
Jonathan Azzopardi [GK]12150
Michael Micallef1102/0
Adrian Mifsud1106/1
Emmanuel Muscat1012/0
Jason Cassar802/0
Adam Wingfield802/0
Dylan Falzon802/0
Kayne Said720
Carmel Junior Tonna701/0
Luke Portelli500
Ryan Micallef400
Kevin Cassar401/0
Shaun Gauci
400
James Borg [GK]370
Justin Felice
3
10
Franridge Schembri200
Jean-Paul Ciantar200
Nigel Cortis100
Josef Tonna101/0
Jurgen Cilia [GK]1
20

Season Statistics

Total players utilized: 27
Total matches played: 16
Total goals scored: 23 (Average 1.35 goals scored per match)
Total goals conceded: 24 (Average 1.50 goals conceded per match)

League Statistics
Total matches played: 12
Total goals scored: 14 (Average 1.17 goals scored per match)
Total goals conceded: 20 (Average 1.67 goals conceded per match)

If you remember any memorable matches or any other useful information or comments regarding any match between these two teams that you wish to share, post comments below.

U15 Rabat vs Kirkop 0-0

Competition: Under 15 League Section B
Match Date: Sunday, February 7, 2010
Kick-off Time: 9:00-10:15
Venue: St Aloysius Stadium, Birkirkara

Coach
Noel Azzopardi/Kevin Muscat

Starting Line Up
1Zammit Andrew [GK]
2Saliba John
3Markham Shaun
4Borg Nathan
5Scicluna Etienne
6
Schembri Chris
7
Pace David
8Muscat Jamie
9Attard Nicolai [CAPT]
10Borg Andrew
11Gauci Gilbert

Reserves
12Farrugia Kurt
13Grech Kurt
14Camilleri Luke
15Caruana Nicolai
16Chircop Luke
17Micallef Karl
18Farrugia Leon

Substitutions
40'Farrugia LeonBorg Andrew
52'Caruana NicolaiPace David

14 February 2010

Gharghur vs Rabat 0-3

Competition: Second Division League
Match Date: Sunday, February 14, 2010
Kick-off Time: 09:00-11:00
Venue: Centenary Stadium, Ta' Qali



Coach
Michael Molzahn

Line Up
1
Jonathan Azzopardi [GK]
2
Neil Caruana (Sub)
3
Christopher Schembri
5Joseph Caruana
6Shaun Gauci
7Justin Felice
8
Alan Zahra
10Adam Smeir
11
Darren Galea (Sub)
13Dylan Falzon
16Kevin Cassar
17Emmanuel Muscat [CAPT]
20Luke Portelli
21David Azzopardi

Substitutions

60'Luke Portelli
Emmanuel Muscat
75'Neil CaruanaShaun Gauci
81'Darren GaleaAlan Zahra

Rabat Scorers
??'Justin Felice
??'Adam Smeir
??'Alan Zahra

Rabat Yellow Cards
52'Emmanuel Muscat

11 February 2010

U19 Rabat vs St Georges 5-0

Competition: Under 19 League Section C
Match Date: Sunday, January 31, 2010
Kick-off Time: 11:00-13:00
Venue: Marsaxlokk Stadium, Marsaxlokk

Starting Line Up
4Cortis Stefan
5Gauci Shaun
6
Ciantar Charlot
7
Gauci Keith
10Azzopardi David
14Bugeja Tyrone
15Cortis Sacha
16Schembri Franrdige
17Vassallo Roderick
18Ferrante Reuben
23
Vella Daryl [GK]

Substitutions

54'Vella DarylCuschieri Rudy
59'Ferrante ReubenMicallef Karl
62'Cortis SachaFarrugia Neil

Rabat Scorers
11'Ferrante Reuben
18'Schembri Franridge
50'Azzopardi David
52'Ciantar Charlot
57'Vassallo Roderick

U19 Zurrieq vs Rabat 0-2

Competition: Under 19 League Section C
Match Date: Sunday, January 17, 2010
Kick-off Time: 9:00-11:00
Venue: Marsaxlokk Stadium, Marsaxlokk

Starting Line Up
2Debono Kurt
4Cortis Stefan
5
Gauci Shaun
6
Ferrante Reuben
7Gauci Keith
8
Schembri Franridge
9
Vassallo Roderick
10
Azzopardi David
14Bugeja Tyrone
15Cortis Sacha
23
Vella Daryl [GK]

Reserves
3Incrovaja Christian
11Borg Darren
13Micallef Karl
16Borg Wayne

Substitutions
65'Gauci KeithBorg Wayne
81'Schembri FranridgeIncrovaja Christian
88'Vassallo RoderickBorg Darren

Rabat Scorers
75'Bugeja Tyrone
89'Borg Wayne

Rabat Yellow Cards
85'Cortis Sacha

08 February 2010

Gharghur Statistics

The next official match of the season for the Magpies is against Gharghur on Sunday 14th February 2010 at 9.00am in Centenary stadium in Ta' Qali. This is the twelfth match for both teams, the second direct encounter during this season, and the first match for the second round in the second division league. Below are some history results and statistics.

Statistics from season 1997/1998 to date
Second Division; 09/10; Rabat vs Gharghur; 4-2; Darren Galea, Joseph Caruana, Kayne Said, Emmanuel Muscat

Overall Statisics

Gharghur
Rabat
Wins0
1
Draws0
0
Losts1
0

Last five official matches played by St Venera this season (WDDLL)
Gharghur vs Zurrieq 0-0 (Second Division League)
Gharghur vs Luqa 4-1 (Second/Third Division Knockout)
Gharghur vs Mellieha 0-0 (Second Division League)
Lija vs Gharghur 6-1 (Second Division League)
Gharghur vs St Andrews 0-3 (Second Division League)

Last five official matches played by Rabat this season (LLLDD)
Gzira vs Rabat 3-1 (Second Division League)
Rabat vs Birzebbuga 0-3 (Second Division League)
Zebbug vs Rabat 3-0 (Second Division League)
Rabat vs Senglea 0-0 (Second Division League)
St Venera vs Rabat 2-2 (Second Division League)

Apps = Season Appearances
S/C = Total Scored/Conceded
Y/R = Total Yellow/Red Cards
NameAppsS/CY/R
Adam Smeir1572/0
Alan Zahra1501/0
David Azzopardi1502/0
Christopher Schembri1422/0
Darren Galea1344/0
Joseph Caruana124
1/0
Neil Caruana1203/0
Michael Micallef1102/0
Adrian Mifsud1106/1
Jonathan Azzopardi [GK]11150
Emmanuel Muscat911/0
Jason Cassar802/0
Adam Wingfield802/0
Kayne Said720
Carmel Junior Tonna701/0
Dylan Falzon702/0
Ryan Micallef400
Luke Portelli400
James Borg [GK]370
Kevin Cassar301/0
Shaun Gauci
300
Franridge Schembri200
Justin Felice
2
00
Jean-Paul Ciantar200
Nigel Cortis100
Josef Tonna101/0
Jurgen Cilia [GK]1
20

Season Statistics

Total players utilized: 27
Total matches played: 15
Total goals scored: 20 (Average 1.33 goals scored per match)
Total goals conceded: 24 (Average 1.60 goals conceded per match)

League Statistics
Total matches played: 11
Total goals scored: 11 (Average 1.00 goals scored per match)
Total goals conceded: 20 (Average 1.82 goals conceded per match)

If you remember any memorable matches or any other useful information or comments regarding any match between these two teams that you wish to share, post comments below.

07 February 2010

St Venera vs Rabat 2-2

Competition: Second Division League
Match Date: Saturday, February 6, 2010
Kick-off Time: 15:30-17:30
Venue: Centenary Stadium, Ta' Qali



Coach
Michael Molzahn

Line Up
3
Christopher Schembri
5
Joseph Caruana
6Shaun Gauci
7Justin Felice
8Alan Zahra
10Adam Smeir
13Dylan Falzon
15Adam Wingfield
17Emmanuel Muscat [CAPT]
19Carmel Junior Tonna (Sub)
20Luke Portelli (Sub)
21David Azzopardi
24Jurgen Cilia [GK]

Substitutions
65'Adam Wingfield
Carmel Junior Tonna
76'Alan ZahraLuke Portelli

Match Report

17'Joseph Caruana tried a personal shot but his shot was weak and central
20'
St Venera try their first shot of the match, but the ball is concluded out of range
21'Rabat perform a counter attack with good team play. On the left-side of the pitch, Adam Smeir passes the ball to David Azzopardi. David Azzopardi gives the ball back to Adam Smeir. The latters after a good run with the ball sends a pass to Joseph Caruana on the other side of the pitch, which brings him alone in front of the goalkeeper. From an easy poitition, Joseph Caruana scored the first goal and his first personal goal of the match
24'Justin Felice dribbles a player on the right-side of the pitch and sends a low cross to Adam Smeir. From an easy position alone in front of the goalkeeper, Adam Smeir concludes the ball on the goalkeeper. From the rebound, Adam Wingfield concludes the ball high
26'Adam Smeir sends a long pass to Joseph Caruana (in a good position to beat the offside trap). Joseph Caruana tries to pass the ball to Justin Felice, but ends up in another wasted scoring opportunity since the pass was a long one
29'A St Venera player is shown the yellow card for long protests with the referee
33'St Venera where awarded a free-kick on the left-side of the pitch. From the cross the goalkeeper did not mange to control the ball, and from the rebound a St Venera player managed to score and bring back the equalizer
38'From the left-side of the pitch Adam Smeir passes a ball to Emmanuel Muscat. The latter concludes the ball high
39'St Venera perform their first substitution of the match
42'St Venera had a good chance to go ahead in the result when a player came alone in front of the goalkeeper. From the shot, Jurgen Cilia manages to perform an excellent save and turning the ball into a corner-kick
46'St Venera started the second-half with a dangerous action. But again Jurgen Cilia proved himself and making another excellent save to leave the result still on an equalizer.
62'From a direct shot from a corner-kick, St Venera managed to score their second goal of the match and go ahead
65'Rabat performed their first substitution of the match. Adam Wingfield was substituted by Carmel Junior Tonna
67'St Venera send a long pass. Jurgen Cilia cleared the ball just in time with his foot from out of the penalty, to avoid any further danger
76'Rabat perform their second substitution of the match. Alan Zahra is substituted by Luke Portelli
77'From a free-kick on the left-side of the pitch, Emmanuel Muscat sends a long cross into the penalty area. Christpher Schembri passes the ball into the center of the penalty area, and from an easy position Joseph Caruana scores his second goal to bring the result back to an equalizer
81'A St Venera player tried a first timer shot but his shot ended high
85'Rabat perform a dangerous counter attack. Justin Felice passes the ball to Adam Smeir. Instead of trying to score while he was alone in front of the goalkeeper, he showed his altruism by passing the ball to another player for a wasted scoring opportunity
87'Christopher Schembri sends a through ball to Adam Smeir. The latter continues the ball to Joseph Caruana but ends up in a dubious offside position
90'Joseph Caruana shown the yellow card for protests after another dubious offside position
90'Shaun Gauci sends a long cross into the penalty area from the center of the pitch. Justin Felice had problems in controlling the ball and finished in a difficult scoring position. He tried a personal shot but the ball was easily saved by the goalkeeper
90'The referee blows the final whistle of the match, to leave the result on a draw and with no one able to claim the three points

Rabat Scorers
21'Joseph Caruana
77'Joseph Caruana

Corners

St Venera (3), Rabat (3)

Offsides
St Venera (5), Rabat (6)

01 February 2010

U17 Birkirkara vs Rabat 0-2

Competition: Under 17 League Section A
Match Date: Saturday, January 23, 2010
Kick-off Time: 10:15-12:15
Venue: Mellieha Stadium, Mellieha

Starting Line Up
1
Bonello Mario [GK]
2
Cauchi Luke
5
Cortis Stefan
6
Ferrante Reuben
7
Borg Wayne
9
Aquilina Nicolai
11
Farrugia Brandon
13Saliba Michael
14
Vella Chris
15Cortis Sacha
17Tanti Zachary

Reserves
4
Micallef Keith Joseph
10Borg Luca
16
Debono Jonathan
18
Bonavia Jamie

Substitutions
58'Aquilina NicolaiBorg Luca
77'Vella ChrisBonavia Jamie
79'Ferrante ReubenMicallef Keith Joseph

Rabat Scorers
11'Vella Chris
43'Borg Wayne

Rabat Yellow Cards
80'Cauchi Luke

U17 Hamrun vs Rabat 0-1

Competition: Under 17 League Section A
Match Date: Sunday, December 13, 2009
Kick-off Time: 10:15-12:15
Venue: Luxol Stadium, Pembroke

Starting Line Up
1
Bonello Mario [GK]
5Cortis Stefan
6
Ferrante Reuben
7
Borg Wayne
8
Cortis Sacha
9
Vella Chris
10
Cauchi Luke
11Farrugia Brandon
13
Saliba Michael
15Muscat Kurt
17Tanti Zachary

Reserves
2
Micallef Keith
3Camilleri Andy Paul
4
Dimech Christopher
14
Debono Jonathan
18
Bonavia Jamie

Substitutions
72'Borg WayneDimech Christopher

Rabat Scorers
48'Borg Wayne

Rabat Yellow Cards
54'Muscat Kurt

U17 Rabat vs Balzan 1-1

Competition: Under 17 League Section A
Match Date: Saturday, November 28, 2009
Kick-off Time: 16:00-18:00
Venue: Luxol Stadium, Pembroke

Starting Line Up
1
Bonello Mario [GK]
2Dimech Christopher
3
Cauchi Luke
6
Ferrante Reuben
7
Borg Wayne
8
Cortis Sacha
9
Vella Chris
10Borg Luca
11
Farrugia Brandon
13Saliba Michael
17Tanti Zachary

Reserves
4
Micallef Keith Josef
12Strout Warren
14
Debono Jonathan
16
Camilleri Andy Paul
18
Bonavia Jamie

Substitutions
72'Vella ChrisStrout Warren
78'Cortis SachaBonavia Jamie

Rabat Scorers
42'Ferrante Reuben

Rabat Yellow Cards
38'Cortis Sacha

St Venera Statistics

The next official match of the season for the Magpies is against St Venera on Saturday 6th February 2010 at 3.30pm in Centenary stadium in Ta' Qali. This is the eleventh match for both teams and the last match for the first round in the second division league. Below are some history results and statistics.

Statistics from season 1997/1998 to date
Second Division; 07/08; St Venera vs Rabat; 1-1; Clint Micallef
Second Division; 07/08; Rabat vs St Venera; 2-0; Adam Smeir (x2)
Second Division; 06/07; Rabat vs St Venera; 2-1; Adam Smeir (x2)
Second Division; 06/07; St Venera vs Rabat; 3-0;
Third Division; 05/06; Rabat vs St Venera; 0-1;
Second/Third Division Knock-Out; 05/06; Rabat vs St Venera; 3-1; Kayne Said, Adam Smeir, own goal
Second Division; 04/05; St Venera vs Rabat; 2-1;
Second Division; 04/05; Rabat vs St Venera; 3-1; Rodney Camilleri, Joseph Farrugia, Dunstan Saliba

Overall Statisics

St Venera
Rabat
Wins3
4
Draws1
1
Losts4
3

Last five official matches played by St Venera this season (WLDLL)
St Venera vs Zurrieq 3-1 (Second Division League)
St Venera vs Gharghur 1-3 (Second Division League)
Mellieha vs St Venera 1-1 (Second Division League)
St Venera vs Lija 1-2 (Second Division League)
St Andrews vs St Venera 3-0 (Second Division League)

Last five official matches played by Rabat this season (WLLLD)
Gozo vs Rabat 1-2 (Second Division League)
Gzira vs Rabat 3-1 (Second Division League)
Rabat vs Birzebbuga 0-3 (Second Division League)
Zebbug vs Rabat 3-0 (Second Division League)
Rabat vs Senglea 0-0 (Second Division League)

Apps = Season Appearances
S/C = Total Scored/Conceded
Y/R = Total Yellow/Red Cards
NameAppsS/CY/R
Adam Smeir1472/0
Alan Zahra1401/0
David Azzopardi1402/0
Darren Galea1344/0
Christopher Schembri1322/0
Neil Caruana1203/0
Michael Micallef1102/0
Adrian Mifsud1106/1
Jonathan Azzopardi [GK]11150
Joseph Caruana1121/0
Jason Cassar802/0
Emmanuel Muscat811/0
Kayne Said720
Adam Wingfield702/0
Carmel Junior Tonna601/0
Dylan Falzon602/0
Ryan Micallef400
Luke Portelli300
James Borg [GK]370
Kevin Cassar301/0
Franridge Schembri200
Shaun Gauci
200
Jean-Paul Ciantar200
Nigel Cortis100
Josef Tonna101/0
Justin Felice
1
00

Season Statistics

Total players utilized: 26
Total matches played: 14
Total goals scored: 18 (Average 1.29 goals scored per match)
Total goals conceded: 22 (Average 1.57 goals conceded per match)

League Statistics
Total matches played: 10
Total goals scored: 9 (Average 0.90 goals scored per match)
Total goals conceded: 18 (Average 1.80 goals conceded per match)

The last official goal scored by the Magpies team occured 274 minutes ago by Darren Galea against Gzira.

If you remember any memorable matches or any other useful information or comments regarding any match between these two teams that you wish to share, post comments below.