Luxol achieve dominant victory over Swieqi to maintain title challenge

Luxol St Andrew’s achieved an easy 8-0 victory against Swieqi United in the Enemed Elite Round to maintain their hunt for the title.

The team from St Andrew’s dominated the match from start to finish with Swieqi who were a disappointing lot. Celino Alves, who was returning after a long injury, scored twice, with Matthew Attard emulating his team mate. Mark Zammit, Emil Raducu, Michael Borg and Andre Ciancio added more goals for the winners. Referees:  Jude Amin Utulu and Stephen Vella. ŽRQ Bormla returned to winning ways after beating Birżebbuġa St Peter’s Futsal 3-2. Bruno de Souza put the Cospicua side on top so Sean Parnis equalized for Birżebbuġa. Karl Sciortino once again put his team in the lead with the Seasouthsiders finding the equalizer from Armando Gjepali. However, the last word belonged to ŽRQ Bormla who scored the goal that gave them the three points thanks to their experienced player Jovica Milijic. Referees: Clint Cassar and Marco La Rosa. In the Enemed Challenger League, Ta’ Xbiex Izola Bank won the challenge at the top of the table while surpassing Marsaskala Futsal after a score of 7-1. Stefi Cale and Juan David Bautista Conde scored a double each for Ta’ Xbiex with Liam Caruana, Andres Rodriguez and Ryan Debono netting for their team. Ayoub Ahmad scored the only goal for Iskalin. Referees: Clinton Cassar and Pierre Bonnici. The Maltese under-19 team won a good 7-2 against Gżira United Santa Margherita. Collin Sammut was the protagonist for the Maltese youngsters when he scored a hat-trick while Nathan David Balzan achieved a personal double. Miguel Camilleri and Anson Fenech scored more goals for Malta U19. The Maroons found the net twice through Yessous Camilleri. Referees: Danilo Francalanza and Pierre Bonnici. Even the Maltese under-18 team had the satisfaction of getting three important points after beating Sliema Futsal 5-3. It was not an easy game for the under 18 team although they had an inspirational Brave Azzopardi as he scored a brace. Isaac Vella, Samuel Christoph Abela and Maximilian Tomasuolo were also among the scorers. The Blues reduced the margin of the score with a triple by Juan Morales Poveda. Referees: Stephen Vella and Stefania Bonnici.

Standings– Enemed Futsal Premier League

University of Malta ACJ Group 39, Luxol St Andrew’s 34, ŻRQ Bormla 28, Swieqi United FC Futsal 24, Birżebbuġa St Peter’s 18.

Standings – Enemed Challenger League

Ta’ Xbiex Futsal Izola Bank 24,  Marsaskala Futsal 22, Sliema Wanderers FC Futsal 11, Selezzjoni Maltija U19 10, Gżira United Santa Margherita, Selezzjoni Maltija U18 6.

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