A phase of the Promotion championship match between Viaccia and Maliseti, played yesterday at the Ribelli. Maliseti will be back on the pitch on Friday, Viaccia on Sunday
VIACCIA: Califano, Sammarco, Bianchi, Martin, Sambou (85′ Tempestini) Ferroni, Melani, Medini, Duombia (93′ D’Oro) De Gori (78′ Braschi) Giurgola. Available: Grossi, Riggio, Gigli, Nannini. Trainer: Montagnolo.
MALISETI: Cuorvo, Fusco, Campana (80′ Cioffi) Paoli, Ciofi, Children (27′ Menichetti) Perillo, Cecchi, Cavalieri (65′ Aprera) Biscardi (56′ Santini) Breschi (72′ Sensi). Available: Habibaj, Campani, Pitta, Meoni. Trainer: Blacksmiths.
Referee: Lorenzo Nencioli from Prato, assisted by Riccardo Spinelli from Pistoia and Stefano Rizzo from Prato.
Goals: 8′ Sambou.
On the eve of the derby between Viaccia and Maliseti, on paper, a match probably disputed, between two teams fighting for different goals but which have so far made solidity their common strength. And so in fact it was and it is finally Viaccia who won the Prato derby, probably more motivated by the situation of the classification. The 1-0 result with which Federico Montagnolo’s men defeated Maliseti Seano at the Ribelli (in the match valid for the twenty-first day of the championship) matured in the first half. And he marked it with a strike to cross Moustapha Sambou, more and more decisive during the last two outings despite having decided to observe the fast imposed by Ramadan.
A success that represents a real breath of fresh air for the hosts, as it allows them to climb to seventh place in the Group A table (tied with Real Cerretese) providing a comforting advantage of three lengths on the area. The best way to calmly face next Sunday’s difficult away game against Larcianese. “It was a hard-fought game, although we missed the opportunity to close it,” commented Montagnolo at the end of the game. “In any case, I’m satisfied because we haven’t cashed in and that’s a very important element. We have to continue on this path.” On the other hand, the boys trained by Francesco Fabbri have at least retained the third position in the ranking. And in next Friday’s advance against the backs of Villa Basilica they will certainly aim to redeem themselves and get back in the running. Even if the Aglianais coach preaches caution. “There are no easy games: I remember in the first leg against Lucca we drew – were his words – Meanwhile, I’m not happy with what I saw against Viaccia. We weren’t at our best, but we didn’t “I don’t react to the disadvantage the way I would have liked. We have to start again as soon as possible, playing as we know.”