Rainbows hold champions Balzan FC
The highlight of the FXDD Premier League last week was undoubtedly Friday’s clash between current leaders and reigning champions Balzan FC and emerging side Tarxien Rainbows. The latter have been making steady progress in their bid to seek a berth in the top four positions, four points behind fourth placed Lija Athletics and with a game in hand. Balzan opened well, barely a few seconds from kick off through Cosmin Anton, but Tarxien regained their composure to control the game and level the score through Gabriel Dobre before half time. The same equilibrium was maintained throughout the second half with both teams balancing each other out. Balzan took the lead once again through Basil Emeka but the Rainbows determination was awarded when Gabriel Dobre levelled the score once again. The game finished 2-2, with Balzan retaining their unbeaten record but losing two precious points in their close tie with Hibernians for top spot.
Earlier this week, Hibernians swept aside a poor Valletta side, 11-1, led once again by their inspirational Bulgarian Boicho Marev who scored 4 goals in this game whilst Aaron Camilleri scored the only goal for the citizens, which incidentally was the opening goal of the game.
Zejtun Corinthians kept the pace with the leaders, as they snatch three difficult points against a revitalized Floriana side with captain Jesmond Micallef snatching the winner in the final minutes of the game. Floriana showed signs of improvement over their previous performances, and could have avoided coming out of this game empty handed with a bit more concentration. On the other hand the Corinthians secured third place behind leading duo Balzan/Hibs.
In the other game on Friday night, Lija Athletics demolished a demoralized Luxol side, 17-0, to keep an edge over their closest rivals Tarxien Rainbows, with both teams battling for fourth place to ensure a place in the Championship Playoffs. Luxol on the other hand, face a relegation tussle with Valletta in an attempt to retain their position in the Premier League.
This week’s fixtures:
FXDD Premier Futsal Division
FXDD Futsal Knock out Competition