The GFA Futsal division got underway this weekend. Here is a roundup of all the games in their respective divisions.
Futsal 1st Division – No results
Futsal 2nd Division
Lions FC B 4-7 Gibraltar Scorpions FC B
Mons Calpe S.C 4-5 St Joseph’s South Trade
Rock Solid FC 5-6 Leo Bastion FC
Young Boy Gib FC 2-3 Boca Juniors Gib FC
Maccabi Alef 5-5 Gunwharf FC
Futsal 3rd Division
Special Olympics Gib FC 3-8 Rock 54 FC
Saints New Team FC 2-8 Laguna 55 FC
Gibraltar Titans FC 8-3 Hercules FC
Stallions FC 11-0 FC Hound Dogs
Red Imps Lek Bangkok 7-5 Maccabi Bet
Futsal 4th Division
Moroccan Athletic 7-7 Newton Store FC
Lions FC C 4-2 FC Britannia XI
Manchester 1962 FC 4-6 Gibraltar United FC
Humphries FC 3-4 Europa FC
Maccabi Gimal 0-6 Atlas Lions FC
The start of the Futsal 4th Division just recently created, this has seen the rise of players joining Futsal. One club which has been very active on social media is Humphries Football Club. The club was created by a group of friends with one common goal “for the love of futsal”. HFC have improved over the summer bringing in some good young talent, along the way we caught up with President Marios Souris as he gave us a bit more information about the club.
Souris said, “As a group of friends who now we are three members of the club, Seth Galia, Harry Overett and Myself, we normally met up to play football in Humphries estate pitch. One day as we became a larger group we decided to take part in a number of charity 5aside tournaments where we realised we had potential to be a good squad to compete in the Futsal leagues. Later on in the year we one day decided to play against Gibraltar Phoenix and after a positive result and managing to find ourselves a sponsor from Tradewise Insurance we decided to enter the team in the 2015/16 season. After a lot of hard work to form this unique club behind the scenes and after the positive results in preseason we hope for a strong start to the season and as an objective to finish at least mid table or even higher to show everyone who Humphries truly are!
We caught up with Humphries captain Liam Moreno as he introduced us to the players, “Humphries is a group of friends from school which really liked football but some just want to play with friends instead of competing in the 11-a-side which players and managers take more serious. We have a balanced squad which most players are capable of playing in most positions outfield. We have 12 players in Humphries so starting from the back, our keeper goes by the name of Marios Souris which as a player and captain I have a lot of confidence with behind me. Our defenders are Daniel Prince, Harry Overett, Adam berllaque, Ismael Garcia and myself Liam Moreno. Ismael and myself are also capable of playing in a higher role. Our strikers consist off Joel Gerada, Jay Pitaluga, Sam Pitaluga, Liam Victory, Seth Galia and Boris Gradečak.
Humphries preseason schedule was quite hectic playing against countless teams from all divisions in Gibraltar, “Our Pre-Season has been outstanding, when we have had our full squad we have showed we are capable of beating teams in higher divisions than us by a number of goals. I do believe we have drawn two games and won the rest.”
Lastly, Liam gave us HFC’s aspirations for this season, “As the captain of Humphries, I personally would want to be top 5 maybe even pushing for promotion but this is what I would want but a more realistic view would be around mid table maybe lower as we are still very young but I have no doubt we could be up there if all players are committed and give everything they have got every time they go on that pitch.”
Football Gibraltar would like to thanks Marios Souris & Liam Moreno for their time and wish Humphries Football Club the best of luck for the future.