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Final triumph sparks Sliema joy

Published: Tuesday 18 May 2004, 21.35CET
Sliema Wanderers FC completed a century of honours by beating Marsaxlokk FC to win the Maltese Trophy.

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Published: Tuesday 18 May 2004, 21.35CET

Final triumph sparks Sliema joy

Sliema Wanderers FC completed a century of honours by beating Marsaxlokk FC to win the Maltese Trophy.

Sliema Wanderers FC claimed the Maltese Trophy to complete their eighth domestic double and a century of honours with a 2-0 final victory against Marsaxlokk FC at the National stadium.

Dominant champions
Joe Brincat put the league champions into an early lead on the half-hour, curling a perfect free-kick past Marsaxlokk goalkeeper Ivan Casha. Marsaxlokk, searching for their first piece of silverware, were always struggling and it was no surprise when Stefan Giglio turned in Michael Mifsud's pass four minutes from the end to confirm Sliema's 19th victory in this competition, a new record.

'A memorable season'
"I will not forget this day easily," Sliema captain Noel Turner told uefa.com moments after lifting the trophy. "This is a double that had gone missing from Sliema for the past 39 years, and our 100th trophy in the proud history of our club. And next season? We will be gunning again for all the major honours."

Super Cup encounter
Edward Aquilina's side had already won the Super Five Trophy earlier this term, and secured a 25th league title at the start of this month. Sliema will come up against the side they have pipped to the last two championships, Birkirkara FC, in August's Maltese Super Cup, the curtain-raiser for the 2004/05 season.

Last updated: 19/05/04 18.36CET

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