Monthly Archives: June 2014

Mark Borg is FMA’s new president

21/06/2014 News

Mark Borg was elected as new president of the Futsal Malta Association by Council members and club delegates at the annual general meeting of the association held this morning at the Corradino Pavillion. He will be succeeding Donald Spiteri who has been president of the association for the past two years and who has been nominated as the association’s honorary president. The majority of the council members and club delegates voted for Mr Borg with one vote against and two abstentions. Newly elected president Mark Borg said he was honoured to occupy such an important post. He repeatedly thanked the outgoing president Donald Spiteri for the service rendered to the association for the past two years. He described him as a dynamic and influential person that led to the foundation of this association. Now that a new team was elected, Borg was looking forward for a three year plan to Read the full article…

Valletta celebrate title after easy win

06/06/2014 Fixtures

Valletta……….9 Msida ……….. 1 (H.T 3-1) Valletta were officially declared FXDD First Division Champions after finding no difficulty in disposing of tenth placed Msida 9-1. The Citizens conjured up a tenacious performance to overcome their opponents and gain the most important points. Furthermore they maintained their impressive performance in 2014 as they produced a great run of sixteen positive results. On their part, Msida tried to limit the damage with keeper Keith Cassar Jackson busy throughout all the match. Valletta’s coach, Xavier Saliba had to do without the suspended Clayton Felice, Dassier Borg, Charlton Scicluna and the injured Neil Cuschieri. Msida, were a completely subdued lot as they only presented six players in their squad. The Citizens dominated from the very first whistle giving Msida no chance to get close to Gaetano Mallia’s post. When Valletta took the lead in the 3rd minute, the match seemed to be already won Read the full article…

Valletta geared up for title

05/06/2014 Fixtures

In the final day of the FXDD First Division, league leaders Valletta and tenth placed Msida face each other in their last commitment of the season. (kick-off 20.30hrs) Valletta need two results- a win or a draw – to make sure of the title. Having already achieved promotion to the Premier Division together with Zebbug Rangers and Gzira United, the Citizens will try to keep their unbeaten record in 2014 having obtained 15 positive results with 11 wins in a row. In fact after a rather shaky start, the team led by Xavier Saliba turned the tables during this year and succeeded to win promotion in a rather balanced division. Valletta will be without suspended players Dassier Borg, Clayton Felice and Charlton Scicluna. Goalkeeper Neil Cuschieri is injured and cannot play with Tano Mallia deputising in front of goal. Msida, who are certain of the tenth spot in the table, Read the full article…

Balzan triumph and win the Championship

04/06/2014 Fixtures

Hibs ……………8 Balzan …………9 (H.T 1-2) (Balzan win 5-4 after penalty shoot-out) Balzan  overcame the stiff resistance of Hibernians to win the FXDD Premier Division Championship 9-8 on penalties and clinch their third success of the season after having already won the Super Cup and the FXDD Knock-Out competition. Nicholas Farrugia was once again decisive as he greatly saved Xavier Saliba’s penalty to help his team crown an extraordinary season. Hibernians needed a win; the pressure was on them after having lost the first leg. Balzan had the psychological advantage of having the first result into their favour so they tried to control the proceedings. The match, played in front of one of the biggest crowd this season at the Corradino Pavillion, was a vibrant one with both teams producing a good level of futsal. Balzan were without the suspended Clint Cope while Hibernians had to do without their striker Read the full article…

Balzan relish double, Last chance for Hibs

03/06/2014 Fixtures

Balzan and Hibs meet tonight for the second leg of the FXDD Premier Division championship play-off final (kick-off 20.30 hrs)  in another decisive encounter. While Balzan go into the game on a high following their 9-8 penalty shoot-out win, Hibernians have all the pressure in their hands as it will be their last chance to level the matters and leave everything for a possible third match. A win for Balzan will definitely give them the title as they would win two matches out of the possible three. However Hibernians are not ready to throw the towel and want to bounce back for the victory. This website talked  to Hibernians’ captain, Xavier Saliba who admits that his team has the last opportunity to confirm the title they had won last season. “We are psychologically ready for another difficult game. All of us know that this is our last chance to grab Read the full article…

Zebbug end championship positively

03/06/2014 Fixtures

Zebbug Rangers ended their commitments in the FXDD First Division after easing past Naxxar Lions 5-2. This victory helped them to go joint first in the standings although playing a game more than Valletta who can seal the championship victory if they win against Msida next Thursday. Zebbug were a superior side in the first half having installed a 2-0 advantage before half-time. In the second half, Naxxar tried to produce a reaction with Zebbug scoring more goals through counter attacks.                   Jamie Portelli, Alan Zammit, Matthew Agius, Ricky Zammit and Kenneth Bonnici were on target for Zebbug who registered their seventeenth victory of the season. Naxxar reduced the score through a brace by Andrew Catania.   Siggiewi’s talisman player James Borg helped his side produce a great comeback to win 4-3 against Mqabba. After being 2-0 down, Siggiewi reacted swiftly and Read the full article…