Hibernians and Hamrun Spartans will be contesting the final of the second edition of the Gozo Cup which is being organised by the Gozo Football Association together with the Parliamentary Secretary for Consumers, Fair Competition, Local Councils and Public Dialogue Dr. Chris Said.
Six teams – Floriana, Hamrun Spartans, Hibernians, Qormi, Valletta and the Gozo Selection – took part in two triangular tournaments based on 45-minute matches. Hibernians claimed maximum points from Group A after defeating Gozo 3-0 and Valletta 1-0. The Citizens, on the other hand, placed second after beating Gozo 1-0. In Group B, Hamrun Spartans emerged as winners after defeating Floriana 2-0 and Qormi 1-0. The other game between Floriana and Qormi ended in a 1-1 draw with the Greens winning 7-6 on penalties.
On Sunday, Hibernians take on Hamrun Spartans in the final at the Gozo Stadium, kick-off at 17:00. At 13:00, Gozo XI face Qormi for the fifth place while Valletta take on rivals Floriana in a final for third and fourth place at 15:00.
Besides this main event, a number of festivals for the various categories for boys and girls are being held in Gozo with the participation of Maltese and Gozitan nurseries.
Gozo XI vs Valletta 0-1
Scorer: 39′ Denni Rocha Dos Santos
Gozo XI: M. Grima, F. Apap, C. Mercieca, A. Tramboo, Y. Ossukk, M. Hongla, M. Azzopardi, C. Camilleri, A. Portelli, K. Farrugia, T. Dos Santos.
Valletta FC: N. Vella, K. Magro, K. Scicluna, R. Dos Santos, I. Azzopardi, E. Agius, K. Sammut, O. Temile, D. Dos Santos, T. Scerri, I. Zammit.
Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann
Ass/Referees: Fyodor Zammit, Glenn Tonna
Hibernians vs Gozo XI 3-0
Scorers: 16′ Matt Clarke, 30′ Winston Cosenza, 34′ Paul McManus
Hibernians FC: D. Balzan, J. Pearson, M. Clarke, P. Osei, T. Abdellilah, B. Fairbain, P. Mc Manus (C. Briffa), W. Cosenza, D. Sammut (K. Tanti), M. Tabone, A. Xuereb.
Gozo XI: F. Vella, F. Apap, A. Tramboo (J. P. Mizzi), Y. Ossukk, M. Hongla, M. Azzopardi, J. Camilleri, E. Vella, I. Xuereb, M. Cordina, M. Xerri.
Referee: Fyodor Zammit
Ass/Referees: Glenn Tonna, Trustin Farrugia Cann
Valletta vs Hibernians 0-1
Scorer: 21′ Abdelilah Taki
Valletta FC: N. Vella, K. Magro, K. Scicluna, R. Dos Santos, I. Azzopardi, E. Agius, O. Temile, I. Zammit (T. Scerri), G. Agius, A. Anderson, D. Dos Santos.
Hibernians FC: D. Balzan, J. Pearson, M. Clarke, P. Osei, T. Abdellilah, B. Fairbain, P. Mc Manus, W. Cosenza, D. Sammut, M. Tabone, A. Xuereb.
Referee: Glenn Tonna
Ass/Referees: Fyodor Zammit, Trustin Farrugia Cann
Hibernians 6 points, Valletta 3, Gozo XI 0.
Floriana vs Hamrun Spartans 0-2
Scorers: 19′ Marcelo Pereira, 35′ Dene Shields
Floriana FC: J. Agius, D. Pisani, M. Micallef, T. Farrugia, B. Said, T. Paris, S. Borg, J. Borg, C. Caruana, I. Woods, M. Gauci.
Hamrun Spartans FC: A. Cassar, D. Milovic (N. Chipev), M. Grima, R. Mangion, D. Shields, M. Pereira, D. Falzon (G. Azzopardi), G. Spiteri, J. Vukanic, D. Camilleri, S. Bonnici.
Referee: Anton Zammit
Ass/Referees: Mario Apap, Paul Apap
Qormi FC vs Floriana FC 1-1 (6-7 pen)
Scorers: 30′ Manolito Micallef, 45′ Stefan Giglio
Penalties: Duncan Pisani, Brian Said, Manolito Micallef, Christian Caruana, Ivan Woods, Joseph Borg, Tyrone Farrugia scored for Floriana; Cleavon Frendo, Stefan Giglio, Christos Karamanolis, Tyrone Farrugia, Josue Souza Santos, Jason Vandelannoite scored for Qormi while George Mallia’s effort was neutralised by Matthew Towns.
Qormi FC: M. Farrugia, J. Vandelannoite, S. Giglio, M. Bartolo (C. Karamanolis), K. Fenech (L. Sciberras), J. Chetcuti (G. Mallia), J. Farrugia (G. Gesualdi), B. Camilleri (S. Agius), J. Bondin, C. Frendo, J. Souza Santos.
Floriana FC: M. Towns, M. Micallef, D. Pisani, T. Farrugia, B. Said, B. Farrugia, J. Borg, I. Woods, C. Caruana, S. Borg (C. Dalli), T. Paris.
Referee: Paul Apap
Ass/Referees: Mario Apap, Anton Zammit
Hamrun Spartans vs Qormi 1-0
Scorer: 9′ Marcelo Pereira
Hamrun Spartans FC: A. Cassar, D. Milovic, M. Grima, R. Mangion, D. Shields (S. Bonnici), M. Pereira (C. Cardona), D. Falzon, G. Spiteri (G. Debattista), J. Vukenic (G. Azzopardi), N. Chipev, D. Camilleri.
Qormi FC: M. Farrugia, J. Vandelannoite (G. Gesualdi), S. Giglio, K. Fenech (L. Sciberras), J. Chetcuti (G. Chircop), J. Farrugia (J. Gerada), C. Karamanolis, B. Camilleri (C. Farrugia), J. Bondin, C. Frendo, J. Souza Santos.
Referee: Mario Apap
Ass/Referees: Paul Apap, Anton Zammit
Hamrun Spartans 6 points, Floriana 2, Qormi 1.