BBUGIA COX SPORTS CLUB A & FLORIANA AJAX B BOOK THEIR PLACE IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION
Division One – Leaders Kalkara win again this time 6-2 against Gudja POs Bar A which condemns the latter to play the rest of the season in the relegation division. Floriana Ajax A kept the pace with Kalkara and increased the gap with a 5-3 win over Mosta Horseshoe Bar A who are currently in third place. The fight for the fourth and final position at stake in the Championship division was still undecided with one game to go. BBugia Cox Sports Club A claimed this spot on their head-to-head record with Bormla Bocci Club after both clubs ended on 14 points after wins in gameweek 14 over the two Zejtun teams.
Division Two – A similar scenario to division one was at stake in this division with Floriana Ajax B and Cospicua Rangers battling it out for the final championship spot. Both teams won in gameweek 14 which meant that Floriana Ajax B consolidate the fourth spot with a two-point advantage. At the top the lead has changed once again with Bugibba Munchies Pub leading the way after their 7-1 win over BBugia Cox Sports Club A with the two following teams; Hamrun Education Bar A and Senglea M. Conquest ending in a draw.
Division Three – The top two teams faced each other with Mosta Horseshoe Bar B coming out on top with a comfortable 7-1 victory over Bugibba Sun City Pub which has extended their lead to eight points. An away 6-2 win for third place; Hamrun Education Bar B reduced the gap to only two points and with six games to go the race is on!
Results Game-week 14 (24/02/2017)
Floriana Ajax A v Mosta Horseshoe Bar A 5-3; Gudja POs Bar A v Kalkara St Joseph 2-6; Zejtun Juventutis Domus v BBugia Cox Sports Club A 0-8; Zejtun Beland Bullseye v Bormla Bocci Club 2-6.
BBugia Cox Sports Club B v Bugibba Munchies Pub 1-7; Hamrun Education Bar A v Senglea M. Conquest 4-4; Mosta Bocci Club v Floriana Ajax B 3-5; Cospicua Rangers v Gudja POs Bar B 7-1.
Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar v St. Venera Red Square 3-5; Mosta Horseshoe Bar B v Bugibba Interc. Sun City 7-1; Mqabba St Mary BC v Hamrun Education Bar B 2-6.
Standings Game-week 14 (24/02/2017)
CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION: 1st Kalkara St Joseph – 37 points; 2nd Floriana Ajax A – 37 points; 3rd Mosta Horseshoe Bar A – 31 points; 4th BBugia Cox Sports Club A – 14 points.
RELEGATION DIVISION: 5th Bormla Bocci Club – 14 points; 6th Gudja POs Bar A – 13 points; 7th Zejtun Beland Bullseye – 13 points; 8th Zejtun Juventutis Domus – 2 points.
CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION: 1st Bugibba Munchies Pub – 30 points; 2nd Hamrun Education Bar A – 28 points; 3rd Senglea M. Conquest – 26 points; 4th Floriana Ajax B – 26 points.
RELEGATION DIVISION: 5th Cospicua Rangers – 24 points; 6th Gudja POs Bar B – 13 points; 7th Mosta Bocci Club – 7 points; 8th BBugia Cox Sports Club B – 3 points.
1st Mosta Horseshoe Bar B – 34 points; 2nd Bugibba Intercontinental Sun City – 26 points; 3rd Hamrun Education Bar B – 24 points; 4th St. Venera Red Square – 14 points; 5th Mqabba St. Mary BC – 12 points; 6th St Pauls Diamonds – 7 points; 7th Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar – 4 points.
Fixtures Game-week 15 (03/03/2017)
CHAMPIONSHIP DIV: Floriana Ajax A v Mosta Horseshoe Bar A; Kalkara St Joseph v BBugia Cox Sports Club A.
RELEGATION DIV: Zejtun Beland Bullseye v Gudja POs Bar A.
CHAMPIONSHIP DIV: Bugibba Munchies Pub v Floriana Ajax B; Hamrun Education Bar A v Senglea M. Conquest.
RELEGATION DIV: BBugia Cox Sports Club B v Cospicua Rangers; Gudja POs Bar B v Mosta Bocci Club.
Mosta Horseshoe Bar B v St Paul`s Diamonds; Mqabba St Mary BC v Mgarr The Hatch Sports Bar; Bugibba Interc. Sun City v St. Venera Red Square.
SUPER CUP QUALIFIER – IV
The fourth and final Super Cup qualifier saw Tony Demanuele and Martin Debono booking their place at the last 32 stage. Both players required a deciding leg in their respective finals as they saw of the challenge Emmanuel Ciantar and George Mizzi in 3-2 wins.
The list of the 32 qualified players:
Qualified through Premier League – Norbert Attard; Albert Scerri; Godfrey Abela; David Attard; Brian Abela; Vincent Busutill; John Ciantar; John Agius.
Qualified through Super Cup Qualifiers – Andy Keen; Alfred Abela; Gordon Stanmore; Chris Cohen; Mario Tonna; Twanny Roberts; Martin Debono; Tony Demanuele.
Qualified through Qualifying Points – Tony Borg (A); George Mizzi; Neville Grech; Joe Caruana; Kirsten Aquilna; Enrico Scerri; Emmanuel Ciantar; Mario Aquilina; Stefan Licari; Martin Sacco; Terry Agius; Andre Zammit; Mario Cutajar; Daniel Serences; Kevin Grech. The following four players will play in preliminary round to determine the last spot to complete the 32 players: David Portelli; John Pisani; Alfred Zaffarese; Steven Galea.
Finals night will take place on Tuesday 7th March 2017 at Zejtun Domus with play commencing at 19:30.
4 A SIDE CUP COMPETITION
The return leg from the round of 16 stage in the 4 a-side cup competition took place with Kalkara St Joseph, Floriana Ajax and Mosta Horseshoe Bar securing two teams each and Senglea M. Conquest, Cospicua Rangers representing division two. All the scores from the scheduled matches were as follows:
Mosta Horseshoe Bar B v Kalkara St Joseph 3 – 13 (agg. 8-24); Gudja POs Bar B v Floriana Ajax A 1-15 (agg. 3-29); Hamrun Education Bar A v Mosta Horseshoe Bar A 5-11 (agg. 11-21); Bugibba Sun City v Cospicua Rangers 7-9 (agg. 9-23); Kalkara St.Joseph B v Hamrun Education B 12-4 (agg. 23-9); Mosta Bocci Club v Floriana Ajax B 6- 10 (agg. 11-21); Sta. Venera Red Square v Senglea M. Conquest 4-12 (agg. 11-21).
The quarter final matches schedule to be played on 21/03 and 28/03 read as follows: Kalkara St Joseph A v Mosta Horseshoe Bar C; Floriana Ajax A v Floriana Ajax B; Mosta Horseshoe Bar A v Cospicua Rangers; Senglea M. Conquest v Kalkara St Joseph B.