This was a season whereby the squads continued to show how competitive they are and that with the building blocks in place, there is the chance for them to do well, competitively. The Club continues to be included in every level of football offered by the MFA and YFA and will continue to strive to be a pioneer in the local footballing scene.
At the time of abandonment, Swieqi United had played more than 75% of its games in the league. There were six games left to play. The club ended up in joint 4th place in the league, level on points with Zebbug Rangers. The club had a very competitive first half of the season and were in the hunt to finish among the top three; results were more mixed subsequent to the end of the first round. However, the squad is young and inexperienced, and therefore a tailing off was to be expected, to a certain extent. Therefore, the club did well to finish where it finished in the standings, especially when one considers the budget vis-à-vis other clubs in the league. Ibrahim Salis was second top scorer in the league (14 goals). Our overall record was 10 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses.
From an U19 perspective Swieqi United once again played Section B football. At the time of abandonment, Swieqi United had concluded its first-round commitments, having played 11 games from 22. The club ended up in 7th place from 12 clubs, 7 points off the 2nd placed Santa Lucia (who played a game more) but well clear of the bottom three sides, being Naxxar, Rabat and Mqabba. The team once again showed immense character throughout the season, in particular in the 2-1 win over Rabat, when half the squad did not play due to Covid-19 yet the match went ahead. The team will once again compete in Section B next season, due to the league being abandoned.
Insofar as U17s are concerned, Swieqi United played Section C football. At the time of abandonment, the first round had just been concluded and the Club finished it top of the standings on 18 points, with 6 wins and 1 loss. The club played some positive football and obtained good results throughout the season.
Men’s U15 Squad: Swieqi United played Section C football. The club should have been in Section B as a 2-1 win over Mosta meant that Swieqi United placed 2nd in the preliminary round standings, but the club fell foul of an archaic rule regarding identification, Mosta appealed the result and it was duly overturned. At the time of abandonment, the first round had just been concluded and the Club finished it 4th in the standings on 8 points, with 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses.
Women’s Senior Squad – The club, once again, improved on the previous season, ending as runners-up in the league for the first time. The gap between Swieqi United and Mgarr United was bridged, and while Birkirkara finished top of the standings by 5 points and with a game in hand, the gap between us and them is also narrowing – we obtained our first point against them this season.
This was the team’s second season at a very competitive level. Insofar as the Women’s U19 Squad – as at the time of abandonment, the club was in 3rd place overall, behind Birkirkara and a vastly improved Raiders GFC. Insofar as the Women’s U15 Squad is concerned, at the time of abandonment, the squad was 2nd overall and level on points with Birkirkara, albeit having played a game more. The girls played very well overall.