Birkirkara Falcons clinch MIA Ladies 7 series

Monday, March 25, 2013, 3:57

With two convincing wins in the Marsa sunshine, Birkirkara Falcons clinched the MIA Ladies 7s series.  They first beat Stompers 36 – 0, and followed that up with  a 17-7 win over Kavallieri to top the league.  After the games, a jubilant Falcons team were presented with the cup by Daniella Mallia, PR and Corporate Communications Manager for Malta International Airport.  Falcons coach Carmelo Longo said the team had trained hard all season, and deserved the accolades.  He highlighted the difference over last year was due to strength in depth, and  the improvement of several new players, and singled out Rodianne Bugeja for special praise, but stressed that it was a great overall team performance that saw them through.




The first game up was Gladiators against Gozo Bulls. Gozo put up a spirited performance against the league leaders.  Geoge Mupimhidza opened the scoring for Gladiators, and Dan Zammit also touched down, with Clifford Debattista replying for Gozo to leave the half-time score at 12-7.  In the second half, Gladiators upped the pressure and another try from Zammit, plus a penalty try when Nick Vella was prevented from scoring, made the final score 24-7 in Gladiators favour.


The second game saw Attard Saracens take on Stompers and, in a one-sided game, four tries from Matthew Alexander, two from Rob Meinjies, and one from Max Galea gave Stompers the victory by 39 points to zero.


The final match was between Overseas and Kavallieri.  In an exciting, high-scoring game, Kavallieri opened the scoring with a try by Neil Bradley, but Overseas struck back with scores by Eugenio Millan, Charlo Seychell and Andrew Schembri to put them 21-5 ahead.  Anthony Hayes got one back for Kavallieri, before further tries by DJ Koran, Karl Bussutil and a second for Millar left the half-time score at 40-12.  In the second half, Overseas kept up the pressure and Koran added a second to his tally, and Chris Blake scored a fine breakaway try.  Kavallieri fought back well, and veteran Patrice Debiere pulled a try back after sustained pressure.  However, Overseas finished the stronger, with a breakaway try from Andrew Schembri and a second score for Bussutil, leaving the final score at Overseas 66 – Kavallieri 17.



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