The boys in purple picked up from where they left off last week. Although the performance was not as exciting, the viola managed to keep their cool even after they missed some clear opportunities. Luxol Orthopaedic Centre Malta managed to pull off a win of 29-20 over ETE Valletta. Our coach also had the opportunity to give more match time to our youngsters who played gallantly and gave in their contribution throughout the 60mins. This game also saw the return of Marko Pavlovic between the sticks together with the debut of newcomer Scheo Kaeslin. Different players managed to mark their name on the scoresheet but more than that, the players pulled each other to victory. For full match report, click here.
With only 2 games left for the end of the VIDEOSLOTS Men’s MHA Cup, the Viola will now look forward to next week-end’s game against our neighbours across the street Swieqi Phoenix. Luxol will finish their MHA Cup duties the weekend after against Kavallieri. We look forward to see you joining us from the stands and support our boys…
Forza Viola!! Forza Luxol!!
Luxol Orthopaedic Centre Malta men’s senior team bounced back with a solid win and a great performance against La Salle in the Men’s MHA Cup. The boys in purple, who were still missing a number of players for various reasons, came together and put in a great team effort that ensured a solid win. After having lost 2 games by a single goal, the Viola made sure to control the match from start to end. The MHA Cup duties for our boys will soon come to an end with 3 games over the next 3 weekends in this run of Movember Month matches.
On another note, our U-21 boys gave all their best in another match from the U-21 league. The boys continued to improve on their performance and showed positive signs for the future. One must mention that this is the first year this team is playing together in this category while some time is still needed to adjust the mechanisms especially due to the fact that some of the players have just joined this team during the summer period.
Finally last week our U-15 youngsters in both the girls and boys section will have their debut. We look forward to seeing our future generation giving it all their best on the court.
Luxol Orthopaedic Centre Malta this weekend fell short to HMS in a game from the VIDEOSLOTS Men’s MHA Cup. The Viola started off to a 3-goal deficit and although they had managed to tie the game throughout the first half, HMS still managed to open the 3-goal gap by half time for a score of 14-11. Luxol opened better in the 2nd half with a 4-0 run to tie the game. However, our opponents fought back with a 5-0 run to which our boys in purple replied yet a gain with a run of 5 goals. As the game reached its dying minutes, Luxol conceded a goal and couldn’t score the final shot of the match to lose the game narrowly with a final result of 24-23. The boys look forward to analyse the game and learn from their mistakes. For Full Game Report click here.
The Viola will be back in action on Sunday with another match from the VIDEOSLOTS Men’s MHA Cup against La Salle.
Next weekend our younger talent will also be in action with a match from the VIDEOSLOTS Boys U-21 League.
Luxol Orthopaedic Centre Malta look to continue on their development as they seek for another positive performance. We look forward to see many of you present at this Sunday lunch time match… This will be the last match during Pink October Awareness Month and hence we urge you to continue and raise awareness by sharing this message and help in any way possible.
The Viola continued on their MHA Cup path with a match against Aloysians. The game started off as a balanced affair with both teams exchanging goals and saves in the first 5 minutes. On the 5th minute Aloysians made their first break. The team from Birkirkara managed to make a 5-0 run to open a 4 goal gap. However, this did not endure much as our boys in purple fought back with a 6-0 run to open a 3 goal gap in their favour. Both teams continued to exchange blows with neither of the teams managing to build a gap of more than 3 goals throughout the match. Luxol Orthopaedic Centre Malta fielded a number of youngsters who performed well to make up for the absence of more established players in the team.
With the score tied at 29-29, our goalkeeper managed to steal a counter attack pass in the last 45 seconds. Following the team’s last time-out, our boys were denied two times and the opponent’s goalkeeper solved the game for the opponents with a dramatic late winner in the final seconds of the game from his own area.
Luxol’s talisman Joseph Tanti was the games top scorer with 10 goals while Lamine Abbad came in close with 9 goals to his tally.
Stephan Vancell also made his return for Luxol as he will be helping from the sidelines as a Team Official.
Even though the 3 points have not come, the boys have made another step in the right way in terms of performance. The Viola shall look at the glass half full and reap out all the positives from the game with heads held high. Our senior team will be playing again this Sunday against HMS at 1300hrs to continue on their path for the seasons’ objectives. We hope to see more of you supporting and cheering our team for this Sunday’s lunch time game.
The Viola continue with their MHA Cup duties with a match against Aloysians this coming Saturday at 1700hrs. Even though this match will see many familiar faces for both teams, it will surely still be a very competitive match as both teams seek to build momentum from their previous wins on the first day of the season. We wish all the best and send our greatest support to our boys in purple as we look forward for another exciting performance from them.
In the meantime, while it is our greatest pleasure to see Luxol fight for every inch, may we remind you that this match is part of the Pink October Awareness Month and hence, we would like to send a word of support to all those suffering. Our message is one – Keep Fighting your Challenges.
LUXOL HANDBALL CLUB’s senior men’s team started their VIDEOSLOTS MHA Cup duties with a win over the team from Hamrun. The teams studied each other for the first 8 minutes. At that point LUXOL ORTHOPAEDIC CENTRE MALTA started to open the gap with well manoeuvred attacking systems, good collaboration in defence and a couple of counter attacks. The Viola managed to control the game throughout the 60 minutes and keep the opponents at a distance. After the match, newcomer Lamine Abbad was declared player of the match. Apart from the individual performances, the team performance was great and everyone gave his input for the end result. The valuable performances from the more experienced players on the court was essential, while the match also saw the introduction of youngsters Aidan Falzon and Dylan Camilleri in the team. Marvin Mallia also made his return for the purple boys.
FINAL RESULT: LUXOL ORTHOPAEDIC CENTRE MALTA H.C. – HAMRUN GASAN MAMO H.C. 35-27 (HT SCORE 18-13)
For full match report kindly click here.
NEXT MATCH FOR PINK OCTOBER AWARENESS MONTH
19.10.2019 – vs Aloysians @ 1700hrs (MHA CUP)
Next weekend, the senior men’s team will be starting the official 2019/20 campaign. The boys in purple & yellow will be facing Hamrun on 12/10/2019 at 1530hrs. During the month of October, Luxol HC will also be facing Aloysians and HMS in the MHA Cup Competition. While we augur our boys the best of performances, we encourage friends, families and supporters to join them at the University Sports Hall and cheer to them.
Being Pink October month, Luxol HC would also like to raise Breast Cancer Awareness and offer a word of encouragement to all heroes battling such fight.
Luxol Handball Club have successfully concluded a 3-day training camp in the sister island of Gozo.
The camp included different aspects such as technical, tactical and physical training. A part from that this camp made it possible for the team to continue to gel in together and have the final preparations before the start of the MHA Cup.
This camp would have not been possible without the help of our sponsors Orthopaedic Centre Malta and AquaBabies Global Malta. We look forward for the upcoming season.
Luxol Handball Club is proud to announce that for the second year running, Aquababies Global Malta have agreed to sponsor the Club for the coming season.
Luxol will be carrying the logo of Aquababies Global Malta and the latter will be helping the Club with a financial contribuation.
Whilst thanking Aquababies Global Malta for believing once again in the Club, we promise to make our outmost in reaching our objectives.