21.04.15 Season 2014/2015 coming to an end
With our futsal squad enjoying an early summer, we take a look at the remaining matches of our other competing squads and provide an insight into what our fans can expect.
First up is our U-17's whereby our youngsters have had an overall satisfactory debut season. The youngsters started off brightly, keeping clean sheets in the process and playing neat football. Defeats against Fgura, Gzira and Santa Venera seemed to dampen the team's moral however under the guidance of coaches Paul Gatt and Gilbert Micallef with the help of Youth Director Andrea Vella and Mental coach Leon Camilleri, the team picked themselves up and went on to beat the champions Zejtun in the only loss that the latter has suffered.
The team next faces bottom of the league Mtarfa who despite their position, will certainly be looking to at least end the season with a point.
The match will be played at 14.45pm at Melita Ground on Sunday 26th April.
Following their promotion from third division last season, our seniors team enjoyed a dream start to their debut season in second division and found themselves in fourth place just before the Christmas break. However some unexpected results cost the team dearly who then found themselves struggling for points in the early stage of 2015 and living with the danger of being relegated back to third division. However the team pulled their socks up and fought like warrior to earn important victories over the likes of Zejtun and Dingli to secure their status in second division for another season.
The team now plays its final game on Sunday 26th April at 4pm at Mosta Stadium v Senglea, a team who have won promotion to first division.
The week after we head to Rabat Ajax Ground to play Mtarfa in the Youth League Section E (U-19) match. Our minors team have secured themselves a historic promotion to Section D and a victory or matching Xghajra's result v Marxaxlokk will see the trophy coming home to Swieqi. The young lads have worked hard all season under the guidance of coach Mifsud who believed in his troops. They have paid back the coach and committee and fans for their belief in style, banging in the goals and ensuring that they always maintained their top position. A defeat against Xghajra at the start of the year did not dampen the spirits and Swieqi kept hold of their top place heading into the last match.
Kick off is at 8.15pm at Rabat Ajax Ground on Monday 27th April followed by a trophy presentation should the team win.
On the same day our women's team are in action at Zebbug Ground v Sliema. The women's team have had a baptism of fire debut in the women's league. After initially struggling to find their feet and leaking in goals, the ladies gelled together and battled their way through, earning a first point against Sliema in a 2-2 draw and going on to beat Lija/Iklin in the First Round of the Knock Out Cup. After the league was split up into two sections, the women's team have been undefeated in 6 games, all wins, and are currently breathing down Hamrun's neck to earn top spot in Section B with two games remaining.
Sliema will provide a stern test for the ladies however if they continue to play the same way they have been playing lately then there is no reason to believe that they cannot make it.
Kick off is on Monday 27th April at 8.15pm at Zebbug Ground.
Following the game v Sliema, the women's team take on Hamrun Spartans in what could prove to be a decisive game on who wins the Section. This game will be played on Tuesday 5th May at 8.15pm at Mosta Ground.
As for our futsal team, they have had a marvelous season playing in Premier League and just missed out on security a play-off spot against all the odds. A 7-6 defeat in what is being described as one of the best matches of the season saw the team's commitments come to an end. The club is already working hard on this team for next season and will soon be launching its plans.
Get behind the teams and give your support - your support makes all the difference !
Article: Robert Dingli