This year’s Fgura United Pre-Season Tournament came to an end with Senglea Athletic finishing top with maximum points after defeating Sta. Venera Lightnings 3-1.
It was the Saints who took the lead inside the first four minutes when Andrew Hili concluded from an ideal position inside the penalty area. Senglea drew level in the 22 minute Robert Adami cut through the blues defense from a Jason Cassar freekick to connect and beat the keeper. Some minutes before Goncalves was foiled by the keeper and the woodwork from close range.
Senglea Athletic took control of the match and created a number of chances although not in a flamboyant fashion of the previous match but two late goals in quick succession from Robert Adami and Kevin Galea fifteen minutes from time confirmed the dominion of Senglea Athletic in this tournament who were presented with the winners trophy at the end of the match by Fgura United’s senior Vice-President John Pavia.
In the last match of the tournament Fgura were again involved for the third consecutive match in a row which ended 2-1. This time they were at the losing end as Marsa emerged on the winning side to overtake Fgura United to finish second in the final classification on four points. Fgura United garnered three points while Sta. Venera Lightnings finished with one point.
Marsa scored twice almost in the same fashion in the first twenty minutes when agile Yusif Abduah made the most of an unsettled Fgura defence to make room and beat the onrushing goalkeeper. Coach Degabriele made some tactical changes with Fgura putting up some pressure on the Marsa defence with Hales having some good opportunities which went bagging. Midway through the second half Fgura scored their goal when Spiteri let loose a fierce shot which gave brave keeper Brincat no chance. Chances were created at both ends but the scoreline did not change further.