With Xewkija having secured the league title in the previous week, it would have been easy for the boys to turn up and play the derby with Hotspurs in a subdued fashion. This was not the case however and from the first whistle the Blues bossed the game.

A draw would be enough to secure second place ahead of Nadur, but the players clearly wanted to win against their old foes. The opening goal came early as Hotspurs defender Cafu blocked a shot on the line with his hand. The referee bizarrely showed the red card to Mark Muscat instead. Daniel Bogdanovic made no mistake from the spot.

With a 1-0 lead and the opposition reduced to 10 men, the game should have been easier, but Hotspurs dug deep and had a spell of pressure leading to the equaliser. A long cross from the right found a Hotspurs player unmarked in the area and he headed home for 1-1.

The second half was a good fight with most of the play naturally coming from the majority Blues. But Hotspurs 10 men defended well and also had the post to thank when Bogdanovic came within inches of a second.

In the end, the pressure was not enough to force Hotspurs to concede and the officials from Andorra called time on the game. We may yet see Hotspurs again if we both make it through our GFA Cup semi finals. Let's hope so.

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