A hat-trick scored by the inspirational Xavier Saliba helped Hibernians start their FXDD Futsal Premier Division commitments with a 7-6 win over Hamrun Spartans.
The Paolites looked set for a comfortable win after leading 6-2 but a brilliant comeback by Hamrun enabled them to level the score to 6-6. It was one minute from the end that Hibernians sealed the issue by scoring the seventh goal.
In the FXDD First Division on Saturday, Naxxar Lions registered their first win of the season after a 6-1 result against Kalkara. Adrian Fenech scored a hat trick with other goals coming from Paul Falzon, Andrew Catania and Kurt Farrugia.
Marsascala won a highly contested match with a 5-4 scoreline against Mqabba to claim another three points. On the other hand, Valletta lost their second consecutive match against Qrendi who obtained their fourth point of the season. The match finished 7-4.
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