It was another tight and entertaining match, where Mdina Knights came back to winning ways after 9 consecutive losses. On the other hand Marsascala had their good chances as they hit the post twice but failed to finish more goals.
Marsascala took the lead in the first couple of minutes, through Steve Gambin. Four minutes later, on their first dangerous attempt, Mdina’s Randall Portelli leveled the matters.
In the second half both teams weren’t able to score, even though Marsascala kept on creating various scoring opportunities. Four minutes to the end, on a Marsascala attack, Marsascala’s Nicholas Abdilla and Mdina’s keeper Matthew Gatt had a bad collision, with both players on the floor waving for assistance. The action resumed and Mdina went on the lead through Cleaven Portelli.
Mdina managed to defend the result till the end and came 2 points above Marsascala and just one point behind Mqabba. In their last match of the Gatorade Futsal League’s first round, Mdina Knights will now face Zebbug Rangers and Marsascala will play against Msida SJ.
Marsascala: Deylan Ivanov Papi, Josef Balzan, Jean Paul Bianco, Franklin Abela, Steve Gambin, Johann Callus, Nicholas Abdilla, Liam Gauci (C), Shaun Ebejer, Daryl Muscat, Nico Borg, Angelo Dimech, Matthew Grima & Reuben Degabriele.
Mdina Knights: Matthew Gatt (C), Daniel Camilleri, Daniel Gafa, Andrew Camilleri, Ryan Micallef, Nathaniel Borg, Cleaven Portelli, Paul Scerri, Kurt Drakard, Tyrone Grech, Dalziel Bugeja, Neil Cauchi, Ranald Portelli & John Micallef.
Referee 1: Jonathan Mallia
Referee 2: Jude Amin Utulu
Time Keeper: Jeremy Mallia