The Malta Under-18 selection obtained their first win of the season after defeating Sliema Futsal 11-1. After losing the first three league games, Carlo Scicluna’s boys came out well and gave little chance to the opponents to play their game. Giorgio Comes and Brave Azzopardi scored four goals each with Xylon Mercieca and Samuel Cristoph Abela scoring the other goals. Sliema reduced the margin of the score by Kenneth Schembri.
In an entertaining clash, University of Malta ACJ Group defeated ŻRQ Bormla 4-2. The Universitarians therefore maintained their perfect record with five wins from as many matches. Melvin Borg scored a double with Guilherme Fonseca and Kaue Meggiato scoring th other goals. Jose Rodrigo and Karl Sciortino scored for ŽRQ Bormla.
Swieqi Futsal stunned Ta’ Xbiex Izola Bank, handing them the first defeat of the season, defeating them 9-1. Michael Borg scored twice while Brayan Stiven, Gregory Busuttil, Dylan Pace, Matthew Buhagiar, Andrew Abela and two own goals contributing to Swieqi’s tally. Ta Xbiex scored their only goal thanks to Glenn Bonello.
Luxol champions got their third win of the season after beating the Maltese Under-19 selection 10-0. The team led by Gabriel Dobre dominated from start to finish. Andy Mangion and Luke Gatt netted a hat-trick each while Jean Noel Azzopardi, Maicon, Andre Ciancio and Robert Stoyanov added more goals for Luxol.
Marsaskala Futsal registered their first win as they beat Santa Venera Lightnings 16-1. Craig Pickard scored four goals, Ryan Pisani notched a hat-trick while Bertram Azzopardi and Owen Duca scored two each. Zack Cocker, Andrew Cachia, Ismael Tabone, Zemkin Seisun and Josef Balzan were also on target for the Seasouthsiders. Densten Agius Costigan scored the only goal for the Lightnings.
Birżebbuġa obtained a third win of the season when they beat Gżira United Santa Margherita 6-2. The Southerners scored their goals from a double by Dale Vella and other goals by Kieran Debono, Daniel Abdilla, Dylan Bonnici and an own goal. Yessous Camilleri scored twice for the Maroons.
STANDINGS – ENEMED FUTSAL LEAGUE
University of Malta ACJ 15, Ta’ Xbiex 12, ŻRQ Bormla, Luxol 10, Swieqi,Birżebbuġa 9, Sliema Wanderers, Futsal Selection U19 4, Gżira United Santa Margherita, Futsal Selection U18, Marsaskala 3, Santa Venera Lightnings 0
Meanwhile in the Enemed Women’s Futsal League, Mtarfa Futsal climbed top after beating University of Malta ACJ Group 7-5. As the score indicates, it was an intense game as 12 goals were scored although Mtarfa side were always in the lead, with the University players who still kept scoring although they had to leave empty handed from this match. Eliza Csik was inspirational for Mtarfa as she scored four goals with Kim Parnis, Demi Magrin and Charlene Cassia who combined the score in favor of their team. University of Malta ACJ Group scored their goals through an Andrea Alonso Martin poker and another goal by Marta Cabrero.
Lija Athletic B got their first win of the season when they beat Parr Mela Rockets FC 3-1. Lised Romero, Wendy Verbaeken and Sarah Cassar Dymond scored for Lija with Maria Xuereb scoring an own goal in favor of Parr Mela.
Photos below courtesy of Dorienne Grech
STANDINGS – ENEMED WOMEN’S FUTSAL LEAGUE
Mtarfa Futsal, Lija Athletic A Futsal 6, Lija Athletic B Futsal 3, University of Malta ACJ Group, Santa Margerita AFC Futsal 1, Swieqi United Futsal, Parr Mela Rockets FC Futsal 0