Monthly Archives: September 2013

Ten Goal Galore by Qrendi

30/09/2013 Fixtures

Qrendi registered their first win of the season in style by defeating Kalkara 10-3. After Qrendi’s initial goal by Matthew Buttigieg, Qrendi recovered in style with goals scored by Gordon Zammit, Maxime Landais  and Antonello Brincat. Kalkara pulled a goal back by Garreth Fenech but Qrendi scored seven goals without reply by Maxime Landais (4 goals), Kevin Vella and Antonello Brincat. Kalkara scored another consolation goal by Clayton Saliba for the final scoreline of 10-3. With this win, Qrendi moved to the four point mark with one win and a draw. On the other hand, Kalkara are still without a point after two matches. Even Fgura won their first match of the season after a 6-5 triumph against Naxxar. A brace by Jeremy Cutajar, a hat trick by Jeremy Harmer and a goal by Jason Gauci scored the goals that mattered for Fgura. Naxxar replied with goals by Adrian Fenech Read the full article…

Fgura Futsal Club: The Stars are still shining!

29/09/2013 Uncategorized

In our next encounter with the Futsal Clubs participating in the local competitions today we meet Fgura FC who are participating in the FXDD First Division league. We talked to George Magro, the Head Coach of Fgura FC and briefed us with some interesting  points about this team. They have been competing in the local futsal competitions for the past five years. Originally it was called Charline Stars with the name deriving from the coach’s daughter Charline. In fact Charline Magro is also the team’s kit manager as well as an avid supporter of Fgura FC. After two years Charline Stars have amalgamated with Fgura FC after the reforms adopted by the FMA. Magro wished to thank Fgura United FC for their immediate interest in this project. He praised this club as they help them a lot in their everyday needs. The main objectives of Fgura FC are clear: gain Read the full article…

Birzebbuga St.Peter’s FC – enhancing club status!!!

28/09/2013 Uncategorized

As the Premier Division is about to start, today we’ll have a look at one of the new promoted teams to the highest local futsal division. Way back in the beginning of 2011, the idea of amateur futsal teams to be amalgamated with a local club affiliated with MFA was being spread in public. The hard work committee of Birzebbuga St.Peter’s Fc decided to initiate a new project which will enhance the club structure and the reputation of the club in general, as nowadays futsal has become part of life especially with amateur players. Neville Farrugia Cann was handled the task by the committee to coach the team in its opening season. Its objective was to give former club players a chance to learn the game as well to generate an interest with the public of Birzebbuga. Fortunately till this day the futsal team kept the signature of former senior team players Noel Read the full article…

We will make history – Gabriel Dobre

28/09/2013 Fixtures

After this match this website took some comments from Mario Vella, Balzan Futsal President and their player coach, Gabriel Dobre. Vella began his comments by praising his team’s efforts for this match. “It wasn’t an easy match as we were playing against a team that has been training hard during the summer for the UEFA Futsal Cup. Therefore they were more physically prepared than us. This was our first official match and we succeeded in winning the first important trophy at stake. We managed to find two goals at the beginning of the match and this helped us boost our confidence. I am happy with the final outcome of this game. Finally I would like to congratulate Hibernians for their positive performance during the UEFA Futsal Cup. They really did their best to participate positively  and they succeeded in their objective. As the Premier Division league starts soon I wish Read the full article…

Balzan Super Cup Winners

28/09/2013 Fixtures

In a thrilling Super Cup Final, Balzan succeeded to win the first title of the season against Hibernians by beating them 5-1.  Balzan were dominant from the beginning and managed to score two goals early in the first half by Emil Raducu and Nicola Delre.   Hibernians scored their only goal by captain Xavier Saliba and tried hard to bring all levels equal.  Balzan continued their positive transition and scored another three goals by Jovica Milijic, Glenn Bonello and Marc Areny Albert, which sealed their victory. The temper was high and you could feel the tension on both players and supporters.  In fact, both teams finished the match with a reduced player when both Levan Kobaidze for Hibernians and Marc Areny Albert for Balzan were sent off after they received the second yellow card. After the final whistle, there was the Super Cup’s presentation amongst the jubilation of Balzan’s players, staff Read the full article…

Gzira United Futsal Club: Anything is Possible

27/09/2013 Uncategorized

  We are going to take a look at another successful club participating in the FXDD First Division Futsal: Gzira United. This team was founded in 2005, when a group of four friends; Richard Guillaumier, Simon Borg, Sonny Borg and Clive Mifsud,  who had enjoyed football since college,  started to discuss the proposal of forming a 5-a side competitive team to participate in the competitions organized by the  Malta Football Association. Immediately after another friend, Alfred Camilleri, who was very interested to help joined the group, and set up the first committee of five who were all eager and enthusiastic to start this new project. Richard Guillaumier came out with the idea of calling the team ‘Gauchos’ while Simon Borg liked the idea of having ‘Sporting‘ included in the name, so the team’s name was decided upon: ‘ SPORTING GAUCHOS FUTSAL CLUB’. In the season 2006/7 this new team starting participating Read the full article…

Zebbug and Gzira shine again

27/09/2013 Fixtures

Sta Lucia  gained their first win of the season when they narrowly defeated Msida  2-1. For Msida this was their first defeat of the season. On the other hand Zebbug continued to impress by winning their second consecutive match. They dominated the match and won 5-1 against Mqabba. The latter side has gained only one point after two matches. In the matches played on Thursday, Gzira surprised title favourites Valletta by winning 4-2 to emulate Zebbug Rangers and getting the maximum points at stake. Marsascala defeated Sirens 4-2 with the southsiders having their goalkeeper shining with brilliant saves that decided the final result of thematch. The FXDD First Division continues next Saturday 28 th September 2013  with this  programme: 14.00 – Kalkara vs Qrendi 15.30 – Fgura vs Naxxar 17.00 – Zebbug vs Msida

It’s time for the FMA Super Cup Final

26/09/2013 News

The much awaited FMA Super Cup Final between Hibernians and Balzan soon kicks off.  The protagonists and their fans together with the FMA members are looking forward for this fantastic match. Hibernians, Champions of last year’s season, are coming back from their positive experience in Finland during the UEFA Futsal Cup.  Hibernians’ squad has been revamped with new players such as the Maltese National Players Brian Baldacchino, Kurt Bartolo and Daniel Brincat coming from Floriana FC. Balzan, FMA Cup Winners are also looking forward for this FMA Super Cup final to win the cup for the second consecutive year.  Balzan are aiming high like they did in the past years.  Balzan will be under the guidance of Romanian National team player Gabriel Dobre as the team Coach and player as well .  With him his compatriot Emil Raducu, Nicholas Farrugia and Chris Wismayer all coming from Tarxien Futsal, Jovica Milijic Read the full article…

Zebbug Rangers Futsal Club: Unity and Courage

24/09/2013 Uncategorized

Zebbug Rangers will aim to extend their winning streak  after getting the maximum points in their first outing against Sirens. Zebbug squad is made up of 18 players full of potential strength and experience. They are led by Steve Shead with their influential captain being Jamie Portelli. Obviously their main objective remains that of placing themselves in the top positions of the first division. It will not be easy but unity and courage can be the main ingredients for a positive season. This is Zebbug Rangers’ squad for season 2013/2014 Goalkeepers: Ivan Baldacchino, Waylin Abdilla and Steve Camilleri. Players: Gorg Borg, Peter Cilia, Jamie Portelli (captain), Bernard Bonnici, Jonathan Xerri, Steve Mifsud, Alan Zammit, Karsten Cilia, Patrick Bonnici, Matthew Agius, Dillon Bugeja Head Coach: Steve Shead Assistant Coach: Alan Zammit Kit Manager: Jurgen Cauchi Club Official: Ivan Baldacchino

Gzira get maximum points

23/09/2013 Fixtures

Gzira United got the three points that really mattered when they defeated Kalkara with a 4-2 scoreline. It was a really entertaining match which saw Gzira attacking continuously  with Kalkara operating with counter attacks. Leo Brincat, Charlo Debattista, Alessio Restuccia and Kenneth Bonnici scored for Gzira while Roderick Vella and Matthew Buttigieg reduced the scoreline for Kalkara. In another entertaining match, Fgura United and Qrendi FC shared the spoils in a 3-3 result. It was a match full of excitement with six goals scored. Therefore the two teams each gained a point. These are the matches  to be played tomorrow at the Corradino Sports Complex: 19.45 – Sta Lucia vs Msida 21.15 – Mqabba vs Zebbug