Tarxien Rainbows end first round commitments with important direct win
The FXDD Futsal Premier League first round came to an end last week, with Tarxien Rainbows registering an important win in a direct encounter against Lija Athletics, with both teams battling it out for a position with the top four. With Tuesday’s 5-1 win, (halftime score 1-1) the Rainbows overcame Lija Athletics momentarily in the standings. With Tarxien evidently picking up momentum in the past weeks, the direct clash against Lija Athletics, as expected, offered a good futsal spectacle. The Rainbows had 3 Romanian international players (Dobre, Brasonveanu and Raducu) in their line-up, are undoubtedly one of the teams playing the best futsal at the moment and with the Futsal Play-offs championship format, all top four teams stand an equal chance of clinching the title.
Lija on the other hand were left licking their wounds, and their low morale was also felt in their second game in the same week on Friday, scraping a marginal 10-7 win against a modest Valletta side who are missing the presence of their inspirational foreign player Barbossa. Lija managed to turn around the score in the second half after being on the losing side at the half time (4-2) with Lija’s captain Jovica Milijic scoring five goals.
In the second game on Tuesday, Sliema continued to add to Floriana’s negative streak, beating them 5-3. This was the second win in a row for Alex Frendo’s team. Floriana started well by going two up in the first eight minutes but Sliema started a four goal comeback with Omar El Ghaouti scoring three goals. Floriana’s Pio Scriha was sent off in the 22nd minute for serious foul play.
The FXDD Premier Futsal League continues this week with the following fixtures: