Monthly Archives: February 2014

Pembroke stunned by Qormi’s comeback

28/02/2014 Fixtures

Qormi bagged the three important points to install themselves among the top eight of the FXDD Premier Division standings after a hard-fought 3-2 win against fourth-placed Pembroke. It was an entertaining match full of thrilling occasions from both sides. Qormi went close in the 9th minute with Mohammed Abdallah but his shot went wide. Pembroke twice replied one minute later through Bryan Deguara but both occasions went wide from Stefan Vella’s goalpost. Qormi seriously threatened to open the score in the 13th minute but Steve Shead’s freekick hit the post. Pembroke went ahead in the 19th minute with Karl Azzopardi after a good move from his team-mates. Qormi made a good comeback in the second half and scored twice from Allen Medati and Mark Camilleri to make it 2-1. Pembroke again found the equalizer through Karl Azzopardi to complete a brace and give new hopes for his teams. They pressed Read the full article…

Luxol preserve unbeaten record after comeback

28/02/2014 Fixtures

  Luxol ……………….5 Balzan ………………5 (H.T 1-2) A second  half comeback earned Luxol a precious point in the FXDD Premier Division clash against Balzan that helped them keep both the second place in the table and the unbeaten record in the league. It was a match that was heading into Balzan’s favour after a 5-1 advantage. But Luxol fought back and fairly got the draw to preserve the one point advantage towards their opponents in the table. Prior to kick off, Luxol’s player-coach, Florin Anton was presented with a memento  by club president Mario Vella as a thanksgiving for his time at Balzan last season. Both sets of teams had the luxury of fielding some quality players. Balzan had Romanian internationals Emil Raducu and Gabriel Dobre as well as Bulgarian Boycho Marev playing in the initial five. Player-coach Florin Anton decided to start with Brazilian William Barbosa and keeper Adrian Read the full article…

Just one point separates the second best teams

26/02/2014 Fixtures

Only a point seperates Luxol and Balzan before they play against each other tomorrow at 9:15 pm. Both of them played 12 matches, which means that Hibernians played an additional game. In fact Hibernians are only three points ahead of Luxol at the top of the table. When this site contacted Luxol’s player and coach Florin Anton he said that Balzan have more chance to win. In the meantime a victory for Luxol will be of great importance to reach their target to win the league. He ended that this game will be a pleasant game for all futsal enthusiasts. We also contacted Balzan’s player and coach Gabriel Dobre, where he remarked that both teams are having very good results with Luxol being unbeaten for now. His team is being well prepared for this game because it’s going to be a good one. Dobre also said that at the moment Balzan Read the full article…

Four-goal Cuadros Silva and Mangion lead their teams to victory

26/02/2014 Fixtures

Hamrun did what was expected of them yesterday as they beat bottom placed Birzebbugia 7-3 to earn three valuable points that pushed them fifth in the table along with Zabbar and San Gwann. Spanish striker Cristian Cuadros Silva inspired the Spartans with four goals and good assists for his team mates. The other important goals were scored by Mohammed Elamari, Christian Cacciatolo and Martin Svihalek. San Gwann’s Andy Mangion marshalled his team to victory after netting two braces in his side’s win against Swieqi 6-4. Rudy Pace and Alan Borg completed the score for the Yellow/Blues. Zabbar had the better of Mosta 6-3 to strengthen their position with the top eight of the standings. In the FXDD First Division, Valletta continued with their fine form after routing Msida 7-1. This was Valletta’s seventh consecutive win who climb third in the table, one point less than second-placed Zebbug.  

I’ve been waiting so much for this moment – Kurt Bartolo

24/02/2014 Fixtures

Kurt Bartolo marked his return in FXDD Premier Division last Friday after several months out from the game due to a serious injury he had suffered. He signed his return in style as he hit a hat-trick to help his side Hibernians register a 21-6 victory against Zurrieq. This website talked to Bartolo who felt really satisfied about his comeback. “I’ve been waiting so much for this moment ,” said Bartolo. “Although I have suffered a lot, I never gave up even when my return seemed so long.” “My first thoughts were to return playing in the month of  April. But I have worked a lot on my recovery by going to the gym, attending some physiotherapy sessions and going to the pool.” “I admit that I have made a speedy recovery.” “During last Friday’s match, I just wanted to play for a few minutes. But my mentor Kevin Mifsud Read the full article…

Qrendi back to winning ways

23/02/2014 Fixtures

FXDD First Division leaders Qrendi got back to winning ways on Sunday after earning a 6-3 victory over Kalkara at the Corradino Pavillion. Qrendi hit a bit of a stumbling block last week when they were beaten by Fgura 5-4. But this time out, the leaders made sure to grab the three precious points after two braces from Ronald Spina and Antonello Brincat, Alan Spiteri and Kevin Vella that helped their side to success. This win also helped Qrendi to extend their lead over their nearest rivals Zebbug and Gzira who had mixed fortunes during this weekend. Zebbug defeated Mqabba 3-1 to bounce back in the second position to obtain their ninth win of the season. On the contrary, Gzira suffered their fourth defeat of the season after being beaten by a mighty Valletta side 2-1. Baldassare Borg proved to be the Citizens’ inspirational player after hitting a brace for Read the full article…

Kurt Bartolo returns to action with a bang

22/02/2014 Fixtures

Hibernians’ nippy striker Kurt Bartolo capped his long awaited return from injury by scoring a hat-trick and helping his side to an impressive 21-6 victory over Zurrieq. Bartolo  completed the last stage of his recovery from an operation and contributed to his side’s victory. For the Paolites this was their twelfth victory which keeps them in a comfortable position at the top of the FXDD Premier Division three points ahead of Luxol and four from third-placed Balzan. Hibernians dominated from the beginning and there was no match for Zurrieq who found it hard to stop their opponents furious attacks. Georgian international David Bobokhidze scored six goals, Melvin Borg and Cedric Sciberras scored four goals while Kurt Bartolo hit the target three times. Among the other scorers for Hibernians were Xavier Saliba and Celino Alves. Hamrun Spartans returned to winning ways after seeing off Luqa 8-4 to climb fifth in the  Read the full article…

A Closer Look at….Andy Mangion (San Gwann)

22/02/2014 A Closer Look At

Name: Andy Mangion Born on the 12th June 1989. Lives in Zejtun. Work as a Software Engineer. His motto is “Pain is temporary, Winning is forever.” How long have you been playing futsal? I’ve been playing futsal for these last three years. I have begun my futsal career with Todos FC. How did everything begin? Everything started when I decided to quit 11-a-side football. Then I was contacted by Leandros Calleja, former Todos FC coach who convinced me to try and  play futsal. From there on, I never looked back and I have learned a lot from this game. Talk about the teams that you have played with. As I have already said, I played my first season with Todos FC, a futsal team that was formed from a group of friends who achieved lots of success together. The team had a glorious history. During that particular season we succeeded Read the full article…

Zabbar shine again

20/02/2014 Fixtures

Zabbar registered their seventh success of the season after having the better of Qormi 4-2. It was another collective performance by the Southsiders who climbed sixth in the table. After finding themselves three goals down , Qormi tried a late reaction by scoring two goals by Peter Pullicino and David Smith Cordina  to instill drama till the end of the match. But Radoslav Kovachev confirmed his side’s victory by scoring the fourth goal in the dying seconds of the match. Filipov brothers were Zabbar’s inspirational players as they scored the other three goals with Nikolay scoring a brace. In the FXDD First Division, Naxxar secured their sixth win of the season to put their promotion bid back on track in an action-packed clash against Marsascala. Naxxar, who were the better side throughout the match, scored their all-important goals from a brace by Adrian Fenech, Khail Drago, Andrew Catania, Mark Spiteri Read the full article…

Balzan and Luxol ready for the challenge

18/02/2014 Fixtures

Balzan rolled past Mosta with a dominating 14-0 victory in their 12th match of the FXDD Premier League. Boicho Marev made his debut for Balzan and contributed a hat trick while continued giving strength to the squad. The 14 goals set was also made up of another hat trick by Glenn Bonello, four goals by Emil Andrei Raducu and a goal each from Nicola Delre, Carlos Scicluna, Jovica Milijic and Giancarlo Sammut. In another thrilling and more balanced match, Luxol continued their positive track at the top of the table after beating their neighbours Melita 9-3. As from the very early instances of the match both teams played good futsal and the result was fair. Luxol came up with three braces by Dean Gera, William Barbosa and George Frendo. The other three goals came from Florin Anton, Eslam Kalifa and Karl Saliba. Melita showed up by three goals from Michael Read the full article…