Month: April 2018

UOM confirmed as winners of the Knock Out Cup against all odds

Another exciting futsal season came to an end with a historical Knock Out Cup Final, between Luxol and University of Malta. In a metaphorically compared challenge to that between David and Goliath, the Universitarian lads succeeded to beat Luxol with the end result of 5-2.

Nermin Hasanbegovic opened the score for the Universitarians after only two minutes of play. The determined white boys kept pressing with wide open eyes against their opponent. In the last eight minutes of the first half, Shawn Deguara and Jose Maria Aguillera Castellano scored two more goals in one minute.

Soon after the break, Luxol’s players led by coach Frane Despotovic, did a thrilling comeback and reduced the gap with two quick-fire goals by Gian Carlo Sammut and Rogerio dos Santos Filho. This moment seemed to affect the intensity of the game as both teams turned on their nerves. This had a negative impact on Luxol as they were made to play with one man down twice; after Rogerio dos Santos Filho was sent off with his second received yellow card and Gian Carlo Sammut with a red card for retaliation.

Finally, Shawn Deguara’s second personal goal together with Alex Ellul’s goal, sealed this historical win for Kyle Sultana’s boys and all their fellow students who came supporting on this big night.

The final whistle kicked off the University of Malta Futsal Team’s well-deserved celebrations, prior to the presentation. The apex of this memorable night was reached when captain and goalkeeper Matthew Gatt, who had a magnificent performance, raised the cup that was presented to him by the FMA’s Treasurer Ms Mireille Vella.

University of Malta set for a historic final against Luxol

The Universitarians are set for a historic final, after coming out with flying colours against Swieqi United, with the end result of 5-2.

Swieqi United broke the deadlock after only two minutes play, through Chris Cardona. In the 16th minute, Alex Ellul levelled matters after coming in for the Universitarians. With only one minute from half time, the Universitarians were put on the lead through Gary Inguanez.

After the half time break, the whites led by their coach Kyle Sultana, were determined to win this match and ascertain their place in the final. After six minutes play Dusan Rakic scored the third goal and was followed by Shawn Deguara four minutes later. Later Swieqi United reduced the gap with Neil Cauchi putting the ball at the back of his own team’s net. Finally with only 49 remaining seconds, Rodney Debono scored the final goal from a long distance with an empty net and sealed the end result of 5-2.

Luxol will be playing in the final, after eliminating the holders Hamrun Tre Angeli, with the end result of 6-2. Mark Zammit opened the score for Luxol while Stefan Camilleri levelled the matters. All Hamrun’s efforts were in vain, as Luxol added more goals through another one from Mark Zammit, Rogerio dos Santos Filho’s brace and a goal apiece for Andy Mangion and Zvezdan Vukovic. Daniel Mifsud managed to reduce the gap for Hamrun Tre Angeli.

The Knock Out final between Luxol and the University of Malta is set for next Friday at the Corradino Sport Pavillion at 8pm.