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University of Malta clinch E&L Futsal Trophy

University of Malta finished their commitments on a high as they retained the E&L Futsal Trophy after defeating champions Luxol 3-2 in a highly entertaining final.

For the University side this was the third success in this competition and the third win over the same opponents in this competition.

University of Malta surged ahead in the first half through Andre Cachia who ran behind the Luxol defence and beat goalkeeper Ryan Marmara with a fierce shot.

In the second half, Luxol were unlucky not to restore parity as they hit the post twice. The UOM were more ruthless as in the subsequent action they doubled the score through Andre Cachia who found the back of the net.

Luxol kept their composure and immediately managed to level the match when first Jhon Castro Pulido pulled a goal back before Emil Raducu levelled matters.

As Luxol committed the sixth foul, the University of Malta were given the shot from the second penalty mark which was converted by Gia Nikvashvili.

Luxol tried hard to get back into the match as Andy Mangion was deployed as the flying keeper but the University side absorbed their continuous pressure to ensure they keep the cup they won last year.

At the end of the contest, FMA president Mark Borg presented the E & L Futsal Trophy to University of Malta captain Dylan Cacciatolo.

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