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  • Muscat-Bonello swap on as rival clubs agree terms

    Muscat-Bonello swap on as rival clubs agree terms

    Talks between Valletta and Birkirkara over a player-exchange deal involving goalkeeper Henry Bonello and midfielder Rowen Muscat were concluded late yesterday evening as the two big guns finally reached agreement on the terms of the...

  • Sliema step up Temile pursuit

    Sliema Wanderers have stepped up their interest in Birkirkara winger Frank Temile and talks between the two clubs are believed to be progressing well. With the Blues determined to strengthen their attacking power this month, Temile has emerged as...

  • Valletta-Floriana derby ends goalless

    Valletta-Floriana derby ends goalless

    VALLETTA-0, FLORIANA-0 Valletta and Floriana shared the spoils as their second-round derby ended goalless this evening. The game was largely a slow-burning affair with Floriana having an early penalty saved by Valletta goalkeeper Dziugas Bartkus...

  • 10-man Balzan down Hibs in top-of-the-table clash

    10-man Balzan down Hibs in top-of-the-table clash

    BALZAN-2, HIBERNIANS-1 Balzan reclaimed top spot after edging Hibernians 2-1 in a top-of-the-table clash. A lively match looked to have swung Hibs' way when Alfred Effiong was dismissed 20 minutes into the second half but Balzan showed great...

  • Win derby for the fans, Zammit tells City players

    Win derby for the fans, Zammit tells City players

    Derby encounters between Valletta and Floriana are usually highly-charged affairs, regardless of the two clubs’ position in the standings. Given that the third-placed Valletta are only one point ahead of their rejuvenated rivals, their...

  • Balzan win to set up Valletta clash

    Balzan win to set up Valletta clash

    BALZAN-3, ZEBBUG RANGERS-1 Balzan scored three goals in 10 second-half minutes to swat aside the credible challenge of Zebbug Rangers and advance to a fourth-round FA Trophy clash with Valletta. The first half had been a balanced affair with...

  • Tame City edge past San Gwann

    Tame City edge past San Gwann

    VALLETTA-1, SAN GWANN-0 Umeh Calistus scored the only goal of a drab encounter as Valletta crawled into the fourth round of the FA Trophy after a narrow win over San Gwann. On paper, Valletta were miles head of the Saints but the Division Two side...

  • Big guns Valletta, Balzan out to set up fourth-round duel

    Big guns Valletta, Balzan out to set up fourth-round duel

    Valletta and Balzan appear to possess too much ammunition for San Ġwann and Żebbuġ Rangers but the heavyweight duo are unlikely to take their unfancied opponents for granted as they bid to set up a mouthwatering fourth-round clash. This season’s...

  • Tarxien hit back to hold Floriana

    Tarxien hit back to hold Floriana

    FLORIANA 1 TARXIEN RAINBOWS 1 Tarxien Rainbows halted Floriana's winning run after coming from behind to share the spoils in a 1-1 draw. The Greens, on a high after their 3-1 win over Balzan, looked poised to make it four victories on the trot as,...

  • Besek saddened by Birkirkara’s exit

    Besek saddened by Birkirkara’s exit

    Drazen Besek is very disappointed that his tenure as Birkirkara coach has ended on a sour note but insisted that he would have turned the team’s fortunes around had the club stood by him. The Croatian, who had replaced Giovanni Tedesco less than...