As part of the Valletta 2018 events, Balzan FC played a friendly international game against Wolfsberg Athletic Club – an Austrian Bundesliga club – on Thursday 25th January 2018 at the National Stadium.

For this friendly match, which WAC won with the result of 1 – 0, Balzan FC coach Marko Micovic made use of all the 23 available players. Newly registered player Harry Ascroft made his first appearance and minor players Dorian Bugeja, Omoruanzoje Courage and Zak Grech played for the first time with Balzan’s first team.

WAC proved to be the better team on the pitch but Balzan gave a good performance and defended well. It had to be a shot from a distance on the half hour, that WAC managed to beat goalkeeper Sean Mintoff.

Although Balzan lost this game, this proved to be a replacement of a very good training session and coach was satisfied with the performance of all his players.