GFA Melita Division II

GFA XI: 17


FA Raetia: 1  

Victor Agius, Brian Meilak, Darko Stojanovic, Jeffrey Meilak, Alex Simoncic, Mario Portelli, Michael Bezzina (Damien Spiteri), Anthony Portelli, Milos Stojanovic (Christian Debono), Thiego Dos Santos (Joseph Grima), Claudio Antunes.


Yacine Azzouz, Fabrizio Daniele, Fabio Pocas Martin, Marc Kollegger, Simone Fontana, Ursen Caviezel (Gubert Luck), Wacyl Azzouz, Marco Maisseur, Remo Caviezet (Gian Fadri Conrad), Andri Perl (Nico Mutztler), Davc Muller (Peter Bordein).

The selection of the Gozo Football Association under the guidance of coach Eddie Vella recently played a friendly match against a foreign team affiliated with the NF-Board.

The GFA opponents were FA Raeita, an association that was established recently and which is working hard to improve its status in a short time.  FA Raetia comes from a territory in Switzerland.  Well known teams such as Augsburg who play in the Bundesliga and Bellinonza who play in the Swiss Challenge League come from this geographical area.  FA Raeita were also present for the NF-Board meeting held during summer of 2011 in Kurdistan with the intention to participate in the next VIVA World Cup 2012.  FA Raetia will be organizing a series of friendly matches with other member associations within the NF-Board in the near future.  FA Raetia made their debut at The Three Bridges Stadium in London on 4th December 2010 in a match against Chagos Islands FA which ended in a 6-1 win for Chagos Islands.  Thus, the match against the selection of the Gozo Football Association on Saturday 14th January 2012 was the second outing for FA Raetia.

Before the match between the selection of the Gozo Football Association and FA Raetia the two sides hgeld a minute of silence in memory of Ms Betty Michelis, the wife of the President of the NF-Board Christian Michelis who passed away few days before the match.

The final score of the match shows the superiority of the local side over their opponents.  The GFA Selection had an aggressive start and took only four minutes to open the score through a header by Milos Stojanovic following a cross from the left by Alex Simoncic.  Two minutes later Claudio Antunes doubled the score following a cross by Thiago Dos Santos and in the 7th minute the Gozitans scored their third goal through Milos Stojanovic following a through pass by Alex Simoncic.  On 11 minutes Claudio Antunes added another goal with a fine header following a cross by Dos Santos from a prolonged corner action.  The GFA selection kept imposing pressure and were dangerous through attempts by Anthony Portelli and Antunes that ended wide.  On 17 minutes skipper Anthony Portelli made it 5-0 following some hesitation at the Swiss defense and two minutes later Thiago Dos Santos scored the sixth goal with a lob over goalkeeper Azzouz.  The visitors were demoralised and the Gozo selection added another goal on 21 minutes through Claudio Antunes who passed by his direct opponent Fabrizio Daniele from a pass by Michael Bezzina and netted with a low drive past the goalkeeper.  Michael Bezzina made it 8-0 on 27 minutes following a pass by Antunes and minutes later Dos Santos had a low shot that hit the post.  Claudio Antunes scored his fourth personal goal and the ninth for his side on 31 minutes following another pass  by Simoncic and on 36 minutes the same Simoncic had a lob from outside the area that ended high.  One minute later another lob by Anthony Portelli also missed the target.  Seven minutes from half time the score became 10-0 with an angled shot by Christian Debono following a pass by Antunes.  In the following action a goal by Alex Simoncic was disallowed for an offside infringement and on 43 minutes a header by Darko Stojanovic from a corner kick by Alex Simoncic hit the post and from the rebound a shot by Jeffrey Meilak was blocked on the line by Marc Kolleger.

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