UOM confirmed as winners of the Knock Out Cup against all odds

14/04/2018 Fixtures

Another exciting futsal season came to an end with a historical Knock Out Cup Final, between Luxol and University of Malta. In a metaphorically compared challenge to that between David and Goliath, the Universitarian lads succeeded to beat Luxol with the end result of 5-2. Nermin Hasanbegovic opened the score for the Universitarians after only two minutes of play. The determined white boys kept pressing with wide open eyes against their opponent. In the last eight minutes of the first half, Shawn Deguara and Jose Maria Aguillera Castellano scored two more goals in one minute. Soon after the break, Luxol’s players led by coach Frane Despotovic, did a thrilling comeback and reduced the gap with two quick-fire goals by Gian Carlo Sammut and Rogerio dos Santos Filho. This moment seemed to affect the intensity of the game as both teams turned on their nerves. This had a negative impact on Read the full article…

University of Malta set for a historic final against Luxol

07/04/2018 Fixtures

The Universitarians are set for a historic final, after coming out with flying colours against Swieqi United, with the end result of 5-2. Swieqi United broke the deadlock after only two minutes play, through Chris Cardona. In the 16th minute, Alex Ellul levelled matters after coming in for the Universitarians. With only one minute from half time, the Universitarians were put on the lead through Gary Inguanez. After the half time break, the whites led by their coach Kyle Sultana, were determined to win this match and ascertain their place in the final. After six minutes play Dusan Rakic scored the third goal and was followed by Shawn Deguara four minutes later. Later Swieqi United reduced the gap with Neil Cauchi putting the ball at the back of his own team’s net. Finally with only 49 remaining seconds, Rodney Debono scored the final goal from a long distance with an Read the full article…

Valletta and Mriehel ESS crowned as Champions

24/03/2018 Fixtures

Valletta accomplished the Elite title in the second leg final against Luxol. After a goalless first half, the match continued to a much more entertaining second half, the end of which was a penalty shootout. Valletta broke the deadlock in the fourth minute of the second half, from an inviting cross to Jovica Milijic who put the ball at the back of the net. Five minutes later, Luxol’s Zvezdan Vukovic levelled the matters. With less than two minutes of play, Dylan Musu regained advantage for the Citizens and put their supporters on celebration mode. In the last second Luxol’s Emil Andrei Raducu tested his luck and shot to goal against all odds. This 2-2 tie meant that the winner had to be decided after a penalty shootout. Valletta’s Gia Nikvashvili missed the first penalty as he was denied by Luxol’s goalkeeper Christian Cassar. Celino Alves who returned from an injury, Read the full article…

Valletta keep title hopes alive in a dominant win

17/03/2018 Fixtures

A very determined and united squad gave Valletta a dominant win against the other title contenders Luxol. The stunning performance throughout the whole season of both teams reached its peak, turning the game into a very entertaining match. In the twelfth minute Georgian Gia Nikvashvili broke the deadlock and put the Citizens on the lead. A minute later Andy Mangion levelled matters till the end of the first half. Two minutes from the beginning of the second half, Valletta’s Nikvasvili found the net again. Columbian Camilo Andres Gomez Vanegas added another one for the Lillywhites and made them 3-1. It was again Nikvashvili’s turn to add another one for Valletta and mark his personal hat-trick. After various dangerous opportunities from both sides, Dylan Musu sealed the end result of 5-1. Next week both teams will have to confront each other with either Valletta confirming themselves as Elite Champions, or with Read the full article…

Valletta and Luxol confirmed as Elite Finalists

10/03/2018 Fixtures

Valletta and Luxol confirmed again their presence in the Elite Final, after passing by Hamrun Tre Angeli and Swieqi United respectively. Valletta initially moved forward and scored through Columbian Camilo Andres Gomez Vanegas and Melvin Borg. During the second half the Citizens didn’t cease from scoring and found again the net through Redeemer Borg and Melvin Borg. Two minutes towards the end, Hamrun reduced the matters through Stefan Camilleri and Daniel Mifsud. This led Valletta to ticket their place in the final with an end result of 4-2 and an aggregate of 9-3. Luxol ascertained their place in the final against Valletta, after beating Swieqi United with 4-1 and an aggregate of 10-2. Zvezdan Vukovic put Luxol on the lead through a sole goal in the first half. Swieqi United made a positive start of the second half as their youngest player Aidan Micallef, son of Christian Micallef who plays Read the full article…

Luxol and Valletta win the semi finals’ first leg

03/03/2018 Fixtures

In the first Play Offs Semi Final, Luxol continued the winning trend, as they managed to win the first leg against Swieqi United with the end result of 6-1. In the first half Luxol found the net three times, through player coach Frane Despotovic, captain Mark Zammit and Andy Mangion. In the opening of the second half, Luxol kept their rhythm high with Maicon Da Silva Gaiewski who had a quick fire brace. In a short period of time, Swieqi United reduced the gap through their veteran player coach Boicho Marev. Luxol put their mind at rest in the dying seconds with Andy Mangion’ second personal goal. In the second Play Offs Semi Final, Valletta and Hamrun offered a very entertaining match, giving the Citizens a win of 5-1. After only 39 seconds Valletta’s Denis Di Maio broke the deadlock and Hamrun managed to keep this result till the end Read the full article…

Luxol wins decider against Valletta

01/03/2018 Fixtures

Luxol ended on top of the Elite’s table after beating Valletta 2-1 in the Pre-Play Offs Decider. It was quite a balanced game and extremely tactical with both teams utilising the flying keeper. Luxol started immediately with Mark Zammit as the flying keeper and in the second half Dylan Musu took the same role for Valletta. All goals came in the first half, starting with Valletta’s Shawn Vella who broke the deadlock, Zvezdan Vukovic scored the equalizer and Gian Carlo Sammut put Luxol on the lead. Tomorrow the Play Offs get started with Luxol playing against Swieqi United and Valletta will face off Hamrun Tre Angeli.

Luxol and Valletta to go for the top place decider

24/02/2018 Fixtures

Luxol and Valletta kept winning and sharing the Elite’s leadership before the Playoffs Final Stage. This will lead both teams to play a decider in order to determine the first and second place to be placed in the respective playoff’s fixture. The decider is set for Tuesday 27/2/18 at the Corradino Sport Pavillion and kicks off at 8pm. Luxol easily made it 6-3 against Hamrun Tre Angeli, who will also be participating in the Elite Play Offs. Luxol’s Maicon Silva proved an outstanding performance and had a hat-trick. Emil Andrei Raducu, Mark Zammit and Andy Mangion added more goals for Luxol. On the other hand Hamrun reduced the matters through Daniel Mifsud’s goal and Stefan Camilleri’s brace. In another entertaining and balanced encounter, Valletta proved to be the better side against a tough Mriehel ESS. Mriehel ESS had their positive moments but weren’t enough to beat the Citizens. The Lillywhites Read the full article…

Luxol and Valletta strengthen their shared leadership

17/02/2018 Fixtures

Luxol and Valletta retained their leading position in the Elite Round round by scoring eight goals each. Luxol’s encounter with Swieqi United turned out to be an easy win for Luxol; the end result being 8-1. The end of the first half left Luxol leading comfortably with four goals in advance through Rogerio Santos Filho, Maicon Silva, Andy Mangion and Gian Carlo Sammut. This continued during the second half, when the team led by coach Frane Despotovic, scored four other goals through Andy Mangion’s goal, a brace from Maicon Silva and the final goal from captain Mark Zammit. On the other hand, Swieqi United’s consolation goal was scored by Zurab Lukava. Earlier this week Valletta faced Hamrun Tre Angeli, after their match was postponed due to water seepage from the pavillion’s roof resulting from   heavy rain. Valletta started with a strong outcome of 4-1 in the first half through a Read the full article…

University of Malta remain on top

10/02/2018 Fixtures

In their second academic derby of the season, the Universitarians consolidated their Division One’s leadership smashing Junior College for 9-0. The score sheet included a poker by Nermin Hasanbegovic, a brace by Jose Maria Aguilera Castellano and a goal apiece for Neil Cauchi, Paul Scerri and Albert Aquilina. Ten goals were on the mark between Marsaskala and Tarxien JMI, leaving both teams undecided till 4-4. Tarxien JMI broke the deadlock through Armando Djepali and Marsaskala levelled the matters through Khail Drago. Tarxien were again on the lead through Craig Pickard until John Paul Barabara relevelled the score. Armando Djepali scored again and the Southsiders brought again the equaliser through Antonio Fraschilla. Tarxien JMI went 4-3 as Uros Markovic put the ball at the back of the net. Marsaskala’s Tiwtiw Jr Afifi made it 4-4. Finally Armando Djepali and Radovan Duric sealed the end result of 6-4 for Tarxien JMI. Despite Read the full article…