St. Andrews claim Youth League Section A title

St. Andrews were crowned champions in the Youth League Section A following a 6-0 win over Mosta on Thursday. A win which ensured they ended their commitments two points ahead of Sliema Wanderers who managed to beat Hibernians 3-0.

This defeat for the Paolites means that they will have to play a relegation decider against Pembroke Athleta after the latter managed to beat Birkirkara 2-1 in another match on Friday. The loser of the relegation decider will join Vittoriosa Stars in Section B after the Stars withdrew from the competition in January.

Pietà Hotspurs finished third on 35 points, followed by Valletta on 31, Balzan 27, Birkirkara 24, Mosta 21, Hibs and Pembroke 17 and Vittoriosa 2.

Qormi won Section B, eight points clear of runners-up Lija Athletic. Joe Gerada’s side lost just one match throughout the league campaign.

Hamrun Spartans lost the chance to clinch promotion after a draw and two defeats in their final two games. They ended their comitments on 26 points, followed by Melita and Rabat on 25, San Gwann and Floriana on 23, Zabbar and Zebbug on 21 and Naxxar on 8.

A relegation decider between Zabbar and Zebbug is necessary to determine which team will join Naxxar Lions in Section C.

Attard were crowned Youth League Section C winners thanks to a 4-1 win over Zejtun Corinthians in their last outing. A win which ensured they ended their commitments one point ahead of Kirkop United who lost just one game throughout the competition but dropped several points in draws.

Mgarr United finished third, followed by Mellieha, Tarxien, Sirens, Msida St. Joseph, Dingli Swallows, Fgura United and Zejtun Corinthians. Fgura United and Zejtun Corinthians will be playing in Section D next season.

In the Youth League Section D, Santa Lucia are sure of promotion after ending their commitments on 40 points but the second team to be promoted and the championship are yet to be determined as the decisive match between Swieqi United and Birzebbuga St. Peter’s was postponed and will now be played on Tuesday.

A win for Swieqi would hand them promotion and the title. In case of a draw, Swieqi would be promoted and a decider would be necessary between Swieqi and Santa Lucia to determine the champions while in case of a win for Birzebbuga, another decider for promotion between Swieqi and Birzebbuga would be necessary as they would end their commitments on the 39-points mark.

Luqa St. Andrew’s finished fourth, followed by Siggiewi, Mqabba, St. George’s, Gzira United, Xghajra Tornados and Sta. Venera Lightnings. Xghajra and Sta. Venera were relegated to Section E.

Meanwhile in Section E, Marsaxlokk and Gharghur managed to secure promotion to Section D after finishing their commitments in the top two places. Gudja United finished third, followed by Ghaxaq, Marsa, Qrendi, Marsaskala, Kalkara and Mtarfa.