Futsal: Luxol, Valletta to contest play-offs final

Luxol and Valletta will face each other in the Enemed Futsal Premier League final as they saw off their respective opponents in the semi-finals.

Luxol St Andrews registered a comfortable 6-0 win over Ta’ Xbiex Futsal for a 12-1 aggregate score.

Gabriel Dobre’s boys were in fine form as Matthew Attard and Everton Veve notched a brace while Maicon da Silva Gaiewski and Mark Zammit also put their names on the score sheet.

On the other hand, Valletta did not find the going easy in the other semi-final against University of Malta although in the end they still won 2-1 for a 6-5 aggregate score.

The Citizens had a better performance after the 4-4 result of the first leg and used their experience to score in the crucial moments of the match.

The Students’ surged ahead through Cleaven Portelli to establish a 1-0 advantage before the break. In the second half, the Lilywhites were motivated to get the most important qualification as they turned defeat into victory after goals by Jhonn Anderson and Luke Gatt.

Meanwhile, Siġġiewi and St George’s are the finalists of the Enemed Challenger League.

Siġġiewi stunned Mellieħa, defeating them 4-3 in an extremely exciting semifinal. The Stripes were determined to get the most desired qualification with Shataizan Zarb in fine form as he netted a brace. Ryan Muscat and Wallace Oliveira were also on the mark. The Northerners pulled three goals back through a Dusan Petrovic double and Marinko Solarevic.

On the other hand, Faisal Alnakuoo was the hero for St George’s in the massive 7-1 win over Naxxar Lions. The latter found the going really tough with Alnakuoo making a mess of their defence as he netted a poker with Jose Luis Lopes, Karl Luke Schembri and Liam Caruana completing the score for the Cottonera side. Jose Luis Godar Pereira reduced the score for Naxxar Lions.