Monthly Archives: September 2014

A Closer Look at….Antonello Brincat (Qrendi FC)

30/09/2014 A Closer Look At

Name: Antonello Brincat Lives in Mosta. Works as a Medical Equipment Technician. He has a passion for futsal, likes going out and is keen on videogames. He doesn’t have a particular motto. How did you begin to play futsal? The first time I played futsal was when my friend Gordon Zammit told be to go for a trial with Scandals Futsal. On my first attempt, I really didn’t like the sport and therefore I continued to play 11-a-side football. After some time I tried my luck with Sliema Futsal, who were managed by Mario Gaffiero. This time I got involved in this game and from there on I continued to develop my skills. What is the thing that fascinates you most in this game? Well, I can say that futsal is a fast game and the player is continuously involved. How are you getting along with Qrendi FC? I am Read the full article…

Gzira United present new squad

30/09/2014 News

No less than seven new players feature in the Gzira United squad for the Premier Division campaign season 2014/15 which kicks off next week with the first programme of matches. The new players were presented during a press conference at the Corradino Pavillion last Friday. The new players are Kevin Vella, Sean Vella, Luke Stivala, Leandros Calleja, Michael Tonna, Frankie Xerri and Glen Farrugia. Complementing  Team Coach Paul Carabott Damato  in the technical staff will be once again assistant coach Kenneth Farrugia together with Warren Galea as the goalkeepers’ coach. Paul Carabott Damato said that the club is keeping its feet on the ground and set realistic targets now that they are playing in the Premier Division. Even though other clubs have strengthened their squad, Gzira United will be a hard nut to crack for everyone. The club’s first objective is to secure their Premier Division status for the following Read the full article…

Another eight for Mellieha, Sirens notch their first win

29/09/2014 Fixtures

Mellieha continued their positive trail by scoring another eight goals, this time against B’Bugia. The first half was quite a balanced one, with Mellieha breaking the deadlock after only a minute through Craig Pickard. Four minutes later Peter Mark Cachia leveled the matters for B’Bugia. On the 12th minute Mellieha regained their advantage through Joseph Vella. A minute later Eric Saliba equalised again the score for B’Bugia. In the second half, Mellieha were more dominant and scored four more goals scored by Craig Pickard once again, a brace by Nikolay Filipov, Darren Aitchinson and Josef Balzan. B’Bugia entered again in the match by scoring two more goals by Clive Formosa and Ronnie Celeste. Joseph Vella’s second personal goal closed the matters, with the end result 8-4 for Mellieha. Sirens notched their first win in an interesting and hot encounter against Msida.  The referees had to show seven yellow and three Read the full article…

Ribic hits six in Lija romp

25/09/2014 Fixtures

Aleksandr Ribic, the mastermind, orchestrated Lija’s second win of the season in the First Division after scoring six goals as he helped his team defeat Siggiewi 9-1. It was an outstanding performance by the Serbian player who created havoc to the Siggiewi rearguard. Ribic formed an outstanding tandem with Zeljko Anicic who scored a brace during this match. Former Fgura player, Jason Gauci added another one for Lija. Siggiewi reduced the arrears through James Borg. This victory put Lija joint first with Mellieha who also won the first two matches of the season.               Msida returned to winning ways as they beat B’Buga 6-3 to bag the first three points of the season. Alan Micallef put Msida ahead but John Paul Barbara equalized for B’Buga. Then Msida scored three quick goals through Marian Golugan and a brace by Noel Portelli to install a 4-1 Read the full article…

Excitement already high in the First Division

24/09/2014 Fixtures

Despite going a goal down, Naxxar Lions turned round the result and ended the first half with an advantage of 4-2. Siggiewi found the net twice through Simon Gingell Littlejohn and Matthew Debono. After that there was no looking back for the Lions. Naxxar obtained their first three points with Khail Drago’s brace, an own goal by Steve Gingell Littlejohn, Daniel Brincat, Ryan Mifsud, Christopher Wismayer and Andrew Catania. In an evenly contested match, Sirens and Qrendi shared the spoils in an entertaining 4-4 scoreline. Sirens broke the deadlock after one minute and always managed to gain the advantage with Qrendi always balancing the affairs. In the second half, Qrendi’s captain, Antonello Brincat inspired his team with two quick goals to put them in front but Sirens managed to find the equalizer that helped them grab the first point of the competition. James Tabone scored a brace, Etienne Bonnici and a Read the full article…

Birzebbuga St Peter’s Squad 2014/2015

17/09/2014 News

Following a radical change in administration, Birzebbuga St.Peters started their new adventure from the First Division after placing second in last season’s Premier Division Section B. During the pre-season the management tried to enhance the squad with some new additions mainly from Marsaskala Futsal. Goalkeeper Dwayne Grech together with Godfrey Cutajar, Mark Anthony Psaila and Ronnie Celeste joined the squad to practically strengthen all areas of the field. The management also had the addition of Silvio Mifsud, veteran player, as one of the coaching staff joining Paul Saliba who managed the team last season. The first encounter has given an indication to the team of how they stand and what the focus should be during this season. A lively and intense match against Attard opened the season and has proven that there will be tough competition for everyone this year for the top spots in the division table. Birzebbuga’s squad for this season: Goalkeepers Malcolm Read the full article…

Three-goal Filipov brings debut joy for Mellieha

17/09/2014 Fixtures

Nikolay Filipov was Mellieha’s inspirational player as he scored a hat-trick to help his side overcome Msida 8-2 after the first round of matches from the Futsal First Division was played at the Corradino Pavillion. It was a dream start for Mellieha who were making their official debut in the local futsal scene. Moreover other newcomers Attard, Lija and Mdina finished unbeaten in their first league commitments. Bulgarian duo Radoslav Kovachev and Nikolay Filipov were a continuous menace to the Msida defence as Mellieha produced a remarkable second half to bag the first three points at stake. The first half was a balanced encounter as Mellieha always took the lead but Msida found time to pull two goals back to pile some sort of pressure to their opponents. But in the second half, Mellieha completely dominated the proceedings and scored five goals to rubberstamp their first official victory of the Read the full article…

Let’s start with Mdina and Mqabba

15/09/2014 Fixtures

Today is the official start-up of 2014/15 futsal season, with Mdina and Mqabba from the First Division League. This website contacted Cleaven Portelli Mdina Knights’ Vice Captain, where he feels really excited about today’s game against Mqabba, like all his team mates. Today the hard work between the student’s associations and Mdina Knights representatives will bear fruit and fulfil the 9 months of expectations. Portelli on behalf of the team said that they will play with a winning mentality and respect to their opponents. This summer they had the opportunity of playing some friendlies together with regular training sessions with Coach Kyle Sultana. From the other side, Mqabba’s Coach Kenneth Fiteni said that Mqabba will continue where they left in the last season. During the summer new players joined the club and they well integrated with the remaining ones. They worked hard to prepare themselves in giving a good game Read the full article…

First Division kicks off today

15/09/2014 Fixtures

Futsal fever starts gripping tight this week when the 2014/2015 First Division kicks off with the opening round of matches between today and tomorrow. Siggiewi, Attard, Naxxar, Msida, Mdina, Sirens, B’Bugia, Mellieha, Lija, Qrendi, Mqabba and Luqa will embark on a new First Division campaign determined to get the points on board as quickly as possible to guarantee a positive season for themselves. Attard, Mellieha, Lija and Mdina are making their official debut this season  while Marsascala, Kalkara, Fgura and Sta Lucia dropped from the futsal scene after participating in last year’s First Division. Last year Valletta were crowned as promoted First Division champions after a good run of positive matches while Gzira United and Zebbug Rangers joined  them in the two remaining promotion spots. There will be top teams that will challenge for their main objective to be promoted to the Premier Division. All teams have strengthened their squads Read the full article…

Luxol Futsal: Challenge for major trophies

12/09/2014 News

After finishing third in the table last season, Luxol will conjure up a real force in order to challenge for the championship title during the coming season. They are preparing very well for their first major encounter next month when they take on champions Balzan in the Super Cup. Luxol secured the services of five new players in their squad. These are Celino Alves, Peter Pullicino, Omar Toutoungi, Ben Camilleri and goalkeeper Reuben Grech. Florin Anton was confirmed as player/coach for next season and the committee has succeeded to retain most of the players who helped them place third in the table last year.             This website contacted Florin Anton who confirmed that Luxol are training intensively twice a week to prepare for the new season. He sets his objectives clearly:“We want to win the three trophies at stake; Super Cup, Championship and Knock-Out. We Read the full article…