Convincing win for SliemaWednesday, May 11, 2011, 21:28
by Sandro Micallef
Sliema Mc Donalds took an important step this evening to secure the first honour of the season as they beat Sirens Ritter Sport 12-4 (3-1, 3-2, 2-0, 4-2) in game 1 of the Winter League final playoffs.
The result was never in doubt with Sliema always maintaining the advantage, going 6-3 up by half time with Sirens managing to keep up the pace with the Blues. After the break things changed rapidly, with John Soler leading his team’s charge to score another six goals while Sirens only managed to score twice in the last two sessions.
Soler was once again Sliema’s top scorer with 4 goals, followed by Mark Meli, James Spiteri Staines and Bogdan Rath with two goals each while Daniel Paolella and Clint Debono netted a goal each. Jurgen Borg, Charlie Zammit, Luke Caruana and Clint Mercieca scored a goal each for Sirens.
Game 2 of this playoffs series shall be played on Friday at 7:15pm
In today’s other match from the Winter League, Exiles disposed of Marsascala 14-6 (2-2, 2-1,6-2, 4-1) in the playoff for 5th and 6th place.
David Pace Lupi was Exiles’ top scorer with four goals while John Licari was the soutsiders top scorer with two goals.
On Friday at 6:00pm, Neptunes Emirates and San Giljan Firetech face off in the final for 3rd and 4th place in the Winter league.