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Table Football: Valletta Lions TFC win first Gran Prix in Wales

Posted By Sportinmalta On November 26, 2014 @ 8:16 pm In Featured,Other,Table Football | No Comments

Valletta Lions Table Football Club were in a festive mood this Sunday when in Cardiff Wales they won their 1st Gran Prix. This was their second honour this season after winning the International Open in October.

A total of 21 teams took part in this event with the Lions being drawn in group 7. The Lions won their group in style beating Kent and Yorkshire with the identical score of 4-0 and thus they progressed to play in the Barrage.

The Valletta team managed to beat the German side of TSC Royals Kaisermuhlen 2-1 and then moved to the quarter finals to play the Belgian side Stenbert who occupies the 3rd position in the World Ranking. The game finished 3-0 in favour of the local side and thus giving them a place in the semi-final where they faced the other local side Valletta Subbuteo Club. The game finished 3-0 in favour of Valletta Lions Table Football Club to earn the Lions a place in the final. This was the second time this year that the Lions encountered the other side from the Capital in which the Lions kept their unbeaten record for this season..

In the final they faced the other Belgian side of Hennuyer which game finished 2-0 in favour of Valletta Lions Table Football Club.

The team was composed of Mark Gauci (Captain), Angelo Borg, Roderick Vassallo and the two foreigners from the UK Justin Finch and Darren Clarke.

The club will now play their next tournament in 2 weeks time in the Gran Prix of Milan.


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