04.02.14 Futsal Team manage a point in a very close encounter.
Futsal Premier League: Swieqi 2 - Luqa 2:
This match was a match where both sets of teams were looking for an important 3 points.
Swieqi United included newest signing Cristian David Hurtado in their line up. Swieqi started off brightly and had a number of good chances whilst at the same time limiting the threat of Luqa. It was Luqa who opened up the score line with a well taken goal following a tight angle. Swieqi did not let this goal dampen their spirits and quickly went in search for an equaliser. Hurtado leveled Swieqi 1-1 through a spectacular shot. Swieqi tried to find a second goal before half time, however the first half ended 1-1 and the game was on !
The second half started off with both sets of teams having their chances to take the lead, with Swieqi coming close after a shot hit the post! Once again it was Luqa who took the lead after a defensive mix up by the Swieqi team. Swieqi continued to show their fighting spirit and equalized matters from a spectacular shot!
As the minutes ticked away, Swieqi went on the hunt for a winning goal and Luqa committed a number of fouls which resulted in them committing over 5 fouls and a penalty being awarded to Swieqi. Patrick Briscoe White had his shot saved by the Luqa custodian.
As seconds remained, both teams went on the attach however at the end had to settle for a 2-2 scoreline and a point each.
This was surely one of the best games played by Swieqi and was a thrilling game to all those who watched the match.
Swieqi next take on Pembroke Athleta on Friday 7th February at 8pm Corradino.
Article: Robert Dingli
Photograph: (C) Jeffrick Cachia http://www.facebook.com/jeffrickcachia89
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