Mtarfa FC won the third edition of the Roger Strickland Cup after defeating Ta’ Xbiex SC 1-0 in the final at the Centenary Stadium on Saturday. This was the third success for Mtarfa in three editions.
Omar Smeir scored the all-important goal on the 40th minute.
After the final, Mtarfa were presented with the cup by MFA Senior Vice-President Carmelo Bartolo.
TA’ XBIEX Zarb Andrew, Azzopardi Jeffrey, Paris Karl, Xuereb Andrew, Meyar De Melo Anderson, Spiteri Peter, Dominicus Adrian, Pace Justin, Hyzler Steven, Agius Miguel, Ferriggi Jeffrey.
MTARFA Vella Darryl, Portelli Luke, Fenech Julian, Sammut Roderick, Haruna Doda, Caruana Gary, Vella Larkin, Azzopardi Paul, Smier Omar, Peplow Shaun, Munyao M. Joseph.
Meanwhile Xghajra Tornados placed third after defeating Swieqi United 3-1. Ivo Ginev put Xghajra ahead on the 35th minute. Christian Magro douboled the score ten minutes in the second half but ten minutes later, Matthew Fenech pulled one back for Swieqi. However Ivo Ginev scored again on the 77th minute to seal the issue.
XGHAJRA Camilleri Roderick, Saliba Glenn, Magro Michael, Xuereb Clayton, Magro Leonard, Caruana Albert, Magro Brian, Portelli Martin, Vella Andreas, Magro Christian, Ginev Ivo
SWIEQI Gauci Sacha, Refalo Glendon, Zammit Robert, Dalli Christopher, Ellul Soler Jacques, Borg Clayton, Borg Simon, Fenech Mattthew, Catania Elton, Di Silvio Alessandro, Kurtulush Tundrhay
Adrian Dominicus (Ta’ Xbiex) was voted Best Player of the Tournament and Swieqi United won the Fair Play Award.