After an extended break, the 1st Division resumed last last weekend and our team secured an important victory to start round 2. Following a frustrating first round we found ourselves one place above St. Lawrence who occupied the last place. So the direct encounter with them was always going to be crucial.

The first half was closely fought, and it was clear both sides were a little nervous and not wanting to make mistakes. But the game was opened up when Aji Adesina played a great through-ball to set Eric Chidi one on one with the keeper. Eric kept a cool head and slotted the ball beyond the keeper to give us a 1-0 lead at half time.

The second half brought more chances as St. Lawrence were now forced to take risks. Having hit the crossbar with a good attack, it seemed like they were running out of time until a tired challenge in the box handed them a lifeline. However the penalty was brilliantly saved by Branko Vrndic and the follow-up was hit over the bar.

It should be mentioned that we have had poor luck recently with sickness and injuries and some of our players were playing without being fully fit. They should be very proud of the effort they gave in a tough match.

We now face Ghajnsielem in the next game. They strengthened their grip on top spot with a 4-0 win over Champions Xewkija. We will obviously have a very tough test in this game and we look forward to your support at the ground.

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