Sliema Wanderers won the MFA Youth Futsal League as they saw off Birkirkara FC 12-11 in a match that was decided after extra-time was played before a penalty shoot-out declared a winner.
It was a match full of emotions as the Stripes established a 3-0 lead but the Blues hit back and managed to level the score before the final whistle to force extra-time.
In overtime, Birkirkara scored three more goals but Sliema were always on the ball and managed to restore parity as the match finished 6-6, and a penalty shoot-out was needed.
Here, the match had to go to a penalty shoot-out and here Sliema won 6-5.
Sliema were on target through a brace by Juan Felipe Belfiore and other goals from Samuel Vassallo, Zack Agius, Jeaniro James and Edward Nardelli.
Birkirkara’s goals came from a brace by Dwayne Pullicino and Luca Suda and another from Luke Spiteri.
At the end of the contest, MFA vice-president Dr Matthew Paris presented the cup to Sliema Wanderers captain Samuel Camilleri.
Meanwhile, Marsaskala won the MFA Youth Futsal Challenger Cup after seeing off Pembroke Athleta 4-3.
The Southseasiders scored through an Ashton Lee Gouder brace with Diego Zammit and Mirko Gorlubovic adding more goals for their team.
Pembroke reduced the score from Nick Stivala, Benjamin Bonello Ghio and an own goal by Dzmitry Staseu.
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