Monthly Archives: March 2014

Zebbug and Gzira maintain push for promotion

30/03/2014 Fixtures

Zebbug and Gzira geared up for their big match next Friday as they both won their respective matches in the FXDD First Division to maintain their hopes for promotion alive. Zebbug defeated Marsascala 4-2 to obtain their fifth consecutive win in the league. Ricky Zammit scored a brace while Jamie Portelli and Karston Cilia completed the mission for the Rangers. Peter Mark Cachia hit the target twice to reduce the arrears for Marsascala. After drawing their last match, Gzira returned to winning ways when they beat bottom-placed Santa Lucia 4-1 . Although Gzira had most of the possession during the match they only gained a narrow advantage before the first half which ended 2-1. But in the second half they added two more goals to seal the issue and register their eleventh victory of the season. Josh Parry (2), Robert Zammit and Noel Bilocca put their names on the score Read the full article…

A tight battle on top

29/03/2014 Fixtures

Both Hibernians and Balzan, involved yesterday against Hamrun and San Gwann, managed to obtain three value added points to keep them fighting on top. Hibernians are now two points ahead with 46 points followed by Luxol with 44 points. Luxol lost the lead when Hibernians managed to beat Hamrun in a very hot game full of goals and controversy. Hamrun opened the score with Christian Quadros Silva who was one of the best players on pitch. Captain Xavier Saliba brought the matters equal a few minutes later. Both teams retaliated for several times, mainly Hamrun’s Quadros Silva who scored four more goals during the rest of the game. At times the tension increased with two of Hamrun’s  club officials sent off. Besides that,  Christian Cacciatolo scored the third goal for Hamrun when hitting the corner of the bars and ended up in a ghost goal. Aboussala Mohamed Elamari and Martin Read the full article…

Luxol regain lead as Zabbar continue to impress

28/03/2014 Fixtures

Luxol temporarily returned to the top of the FXDD Premier Division table-for the time being at least- courtesy of a hard-fought 8-2 win over Pembroke. They now wait eagerly today’s matches as their arch-rivals Balzan and Hibs cross swords against San Gwann and Hamrun respectively.  The winners obtained their fourteenth success of the season and are still unbeaten boasting also the best attack in the league with 158 goals scored so far. Ibrahim Tarik and William Barbosa were in fine form as they scored a poker each to drive their team forward into the match. Ibrahim Tarik opened the score for Luxol as William Barbosa doubled after a Florin Anton’s corner. Pembroke tried to make a reaction and were unlucky to hit the post through a Bryan Deguara’s shot. As the clock struck the 12th minute, Barbosa again found the net after taking advantage of a defensive blunder to make Read the full article…

Melita save a point in dying seconds

26/03/2014 Fixtures

Mosta and Melita shared spoils in an entertaining 2-2 draw in the FXDD Premier Division Relegation Pool. Melita took the lead after ten minutes thanks to a Kean Degabriele goal but Mosta soon restored parity before half-time. The second half continued to be a balanced encounter with both sides having some good attacks that were absorbed by the respective defences. Mosta managed to take the lead a few minutes before the end but immediately after Melita got the sixth foul and received the six-metre penalty with Rudy Alinho converting successfully to earn a precious point for his team. Meanwhile, Birzebbugia had managed to obtain three precious points to move into safer waters after beating narrowly Swieqi 3-2.

Vittoriosa show their class

25/03/2014 Fixtures

Knock Out Finalists Vittoriosa produced an exceptional performance and got the three points that mattered after seeing off Zurrieq 13-6. The Cottonera side proved to be too strong for the Zurrieq side who tried to show some sort of reaction but found their opponents’ defence in good form. Vittoriosa  installed a 9-2 advantage before half-time and controlled the matters in the second half. This victory enabled Vittoriosa to climb tenth in the table leaving Zurrieq only three points far from the relegation zone. Darton Bugeja and Sean Vella scored a hat-trick, Kenneth Spiteri and Luke Stivala netted a brace while Steve Ferriggi, Ryan Mifsud and an own goal paved the way to Vittoriosa’s victory. Tyron Borg was once again Zurrieq’s hero after scoring a hat-trick while Joseph Lia and Matthew Scerri scored their team’s six goals of the match.  

Qrendi lose ground as Citizens take control of the table

23/03/2014 Fixtures

Valletta  scorched to the top of the FXDD First Division with a fine 4-3  win against Kalkara as Qrendi’s title ambitions were hit massively by a 7-4 defeat against Msida. The Citizens, who obtained their eleventh victory in a row, went on top of the table for the first time this season and gave a clear message to all promotion contenders that they are now the team to beat. Ilija Milivojsa hit a brace while Charlton Scicluna and Renald Formston scored the other goals for Valletta. Msida surprised all odds as they defeated Qrendi 7-4. It was an incredible performance by the winners who produced good futsal and stunned their opponents who lost concentration after Msida’s comeback. After gaining a double advantage, Qrendi seemed to head to another routine victory but a great comeback from Msida saw them turning the result into their favour. Chris Cutajar was Msida’s inspirational player Read the full article…

Hibernians back again on top

22/03/2014 Fixtures

Yesterday’s matches from the FXDD Premier Division saw Hibernians and Balzan on winning, with Hibernians back again on the lead. Hibernians had a stunning victory against San Gwann with a brace by Celino Alves and Mark Zammit together with Kurt Bartolo, Xavier Saliba, David Bobokidhze and an own goal. San Gwann’s reply came from Nizar Fawzi Salem Abouisha and Denis Di Maio. In the following match Balzan made it 6-0 against Qormi. For Balzan, Emil Andrei Raducu, Jovica Milijic, Boycho Marev, Gabriel Dobre, Clint Cope and Glenn Bonello managed to find the net. Now Hibernians are on top with 43 points followed by Hibernians with 41 points and Balzan with 40 points.

Luxol win and go top

21/03/2014 Fixtures

Luxol gained the helm of the table in the FXDD Premier Division for at least one day after defeating Hamrun Spartans 7-4. They will now wait eagerly for championship hunters Balzan and Hibs to play their respective matches today. After ending the first half 4-3 up, Luxol tried to exert pressure to the Hamrun rearguard who operated well from good counter attacks with Cuadros Silva and Elamari threatening Luxol’s keeper. On the other hand, Luxol’s Barbosa and Tarik devised some good offensive plans that got the desired results during the match. William Barbosa and Ibrahim Tarik hit a brace while George Frendo, Carl Saliba and Florin Anton added more goals for Luxol who obtained their fourteenth success of the season. Hamrun scored through a brace by Spanish Cristian Cuadros Silva, Mohammed Elamari and Christian Cacciatolo. In the other match, Zabbar edged past Pembroke 4-3 to get their first win in Read the full article…

Tandem Alinho-Cueto grab win for Melita

18/03/2014 Fixtures

Hat-trick strikers Rudy Alinho and Jairo Cueto paved the way for Melita to get the three important points after seeing off relegation strugglers Zurrieq 8-4. It was a collective win for Edwin Gauci’s boys who scored four goals in the first minutes to gain a wide advantage on their opponents. Zurrieq never gave up and a fantastic Tyron Borg put them back into the match with three quick goals to end the first half 5-3 for Melita. Melita dominated the second half and scored other four goals to increase the advantage over their opponents who showed signs of fatigue having only five players in their squad for this match. Rudy Alinho and Jairo Cueto netted three times with Michael Martin scoring a brace for the St Julian’s side. Tyron Borg replied for Zurrieq hitting the target four times. In other matches Swieqi joined Luqa on the seven point mark after Read the full article…

Leaders Qrendi back to winning trend

16/03/2014 Fixtures

Qrendi issued a warning to all promotion hunters that they mean business in the FXDD First Division after having the better of Mqabba 5-2 to maintain their top position in the table. It was a good performance by Shawn Rogers’ boys who made their intentions clear to achieve the three important points. They imposed their style of play and threatened the Mqabba rearguard who found it difficult to stop Qrendi’s players. A hat-trick by Kevin Vella and a goal for Alan Spiteri and Antonello Brincat helped Qrendi to achieve this positive result. Mqabba, who are still in the lower part of the table,  reduced the arrears through Steve Falzon and an own goal. Valletta made it ten wins in a row in the First Division league after dominating Fgura 7-0. The Citizens showed great determination and scored their all-important goals from two braces by Dylan Agius and Clayton Felice, Aaron Read the full article…