Aloysians prevail against Fleur De Lys. Mixed fortunes in beach volley

Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 16:07

by Sandro Micallef

File photo by Duncan CauchiAloysians Defenders left it late in the match to take the three points against Fleur De Lys thus maintaining their clean sheet with five wins out of as many matches. In a balanced affair it was Fleur De Lys who unexpectedly took the lead and won the first set, only to see Aloysians react to win the next two sets through some incisive attacking by Louis Scriha and Ron Stivala. But Fleur De Lys made it 2-2, stunning their opponents and sending the game to the fifth and decisive set that was won 16-14 by Aloysians amongst various protests by the Fleur De Lys clan. Aloysians now top the league table, 4 points clear of Fleur De Lys and 6 points clear of champions Valletta, with the latter having two games in hand.

From the Women’s leagues, Klikk Southened beat Playvolley Galaxy 3-1 with the latter leveling matters in second set, but Southend managed to win the subsequent two sets to take the full points home and keep their third place in the first division standings.

In the women’s second division league, Southend’s second team trounced newcomers Mellieha Tritones 3-0, in a game that lasted less than hour. Southend lead the second division standings with 10 points, but second placed Flyers Depiro 2 are only a point away with a game in hand.

Beach volley teams in Mediterranean Friendship Games

The national beach volley teams were last weekend involved in the Mediterranean Friendship Games against their Sicilian opponents.

The women’s team team made up of Alison Borg/Gertrude Zarb lost 1-2 after winning the first set 21-16, but losing the other two 13-21 and 10-15. In the men’s category, Robert Balzan/Paul Vella won their game with a closely fought 2-0 scoreline ( 23-21, 22-20)

In the non competitive matches on Saturday, Gordon Cachia/Paul Tonna lost 2-1 with only two points separating the two teams in the decisive set while in the women’s game, Maria Demicoli/Lindsay Cordina won their game 2-1.

Playing this week at Cottonera:

Thursday 25 November
20:00 Senior Women 2nd Div TGIF v PAOLA U18

Saturday 27 November
13:30 Women 2nd Div SOUTHEND 2 v PAOLA U18

Sunday 28 November
10:30 Mini Volley Girls FLYERS FLYERS 2
10:30  Mini Volley Girls PLAYVOLLEY v SOUTHEND RED
11:15  Mini Volley Girls SOUTHEND PINK  v FLEUR-DE-LYS
11:15 Mini Volley Girls FLYERS 2  v PAOLA
13:30  Senior Men Prel. IKLIN v SLIEMA
15:30  Senior Women 2nd Div TGIF FLYERS  v DEPIRO II
17:30 Senior Women 1st Div PAOLA HIBS CANDY v FLEUR-DE-LYS


  1. Pallavolo says:

    Well done for what????
    do you know the level of our opponents???


  2. il-qasba says:

    A beach volley coach and not a permanent court is needed for the sport to be taken seriously … so far the players only had a coach for a few days in summer. Otherwise the national beach volley team training would consist of the players going to a beach and playing a few games and doing some drills between them without having someone to monitor their progress and teach them tactics, technique etc …This is the type of preparation for GSSE that the MOC is paying the MVA for !!!


  3. Volleysupporter says:

    Well Done for the Beach Volleyball teams, I personally think that if they could have a fixed Sand Court were they could train more often they would make a better performance and bring better results.


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