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With several players suspended and others injured, our squad was extremely depleted for this game against 3rd placed Kercem Ajax. Youth player James Meilak was called in to sit on the bench for the first time, and Joel Xiberras was given a starting place after showing great work in training.

Kercem took an early lead from the penalty spot, but our boys hit back before half time with a contender for goal of the season. Predrag Djordjevic received the ball behind the defense and with his left foot produced a fantastic chip over the goalkeeper.

Kercem again took the lead in the second half with a quick counter attack and a strong finish, but again we hit back after Eric Chidi was fouled in the penalty area. David Monday sent the keeper the wrong way from the resulting penalty.

At 2-2 the game was in the balance with time running out. The hard working Sam Harland received the ball in the left channel, cut inside and hit a fierce shot which hit the far post and then flew into the near corner. With his first goal for the senior team, the score was 3-2 and we played out the last minutes to record a well deserved victory.

The win moves us level on points with Oratory and completes our second round games. We are now unbeaten in 3 games and looking to continue this form into the final round.

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