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The 6th game of the first round of the league matched us against last season's runners up, Kercem. Following our good performance against Hotspurs we were hopeful of another good game. The supporters were not disappointed as the blues went ahead inside 20 minutes. A looping cross was well controlled by Joseph Vella, who then gave himself room in the box and fired past the Kercem keeper.

We controlled the game throughout the first half but Kercem defended resolutely to keep the score at 1-0 as we went into the half time break.

At the beginning of the second half Kercem created some pressure as they tried to get back into the game. Our defense held firm however and we soon got back on the front foot. Some breathing space was provided in the 72nd minute when a cross from Peter Anizoba was deflected into the path of Ejofor Nkwocha, who headed in from close range.

The game was over as a contest 10 minutes later when Fernando Giarrizzo released Peter Anizoba in space on the right. His driven shot across the keeper found the far corner of the net.

Kercem scored a late consolation to put a small blemish on the scoreline, but the result of the game was never in any doubt.

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