Exiles fall to Sliema. Valletta surprise Otters

Thursday, July 12, 2012, 23:03

BOV National Premier League

Sliema McDonalds 19 - Exiles Ferretti 12
(4-2, 5-3, 4-4, 6-3)

Sliema recovered from their K.O. final defeat, and the goals kept coming in the day’s play.

Exiles had to do the chasing from early on, and Sliema never lost their advantage. Sliema had two players missing, Jerome Gabarretta and Paul Privitera, but they were a confident lot, as they opened up atwo goal lead in the opening session. They doubled this advantage till the interval, on a 9-5 score.

Exiles fell further behind after the break, with a four goal Sliema burst, but the losers managed a three goal run of their own, for a 9-13 score.

In the last session Sliema were still dictating play, despite the fact that they conceded no less than fifteen man ups to their opponents, but Exiles only converted six of them.

On the other hand Sliema, with twelve man ups in their favour, found the back of the net eight times. Sliema ended up less four of their players, all lost on fouls.

Ferenc Salamon is improving from game to game for Sliema, this time netting a total of seven goals, with more hat tricks from Mark Meli and John Brownrigg. For Exiles it was Timmy Sullivan with three goals to his name.

Sliema: I. Gergely, C. Cluett 1 , N. Lubrano 2, M. Agius , M. Meli 3, J. Soler 1, D. Paolella , J. Brownrigg 3, C. Debono , F. Salamon 7, M. Rizzo 2, M. Spiteri Staines, R. Coleiro

Exiles: A. Borg Cole, J. Rizzo Naudi 1, M. Paris , D. Pace Lupi 2, T. Sullivan 3, S. Vassallo, J. Spiteri Staines 1, K. Griscti , S. Galea Pace, P. Borg 1, A. Kunac 2, M. Toth 2, K. Lanzon

Referees: M. Angileri, R. Colombo

BOV 1 Div. League

Otters Nivea 14 - Valletta Sterling 16
(5-4, 1-6, 5-2, 3-4)

These were the first points won by Valletta in the water, this season, and they leapfrogged over Otters in the table. The Gozitans had a good start, ending the opening session a goal ahead.

The Citizens tore through their opponents in the second session, to post a 10-6 advantage by the interval. Otters were back after the break, and a four goal spree had them just behind Valletta, at 11-12.

In the final period the Gozitans managed to draw level on three occasions, but it was the Citizens with the last laugh, as two late strikes gave them the spoils.

Otters’ goals were shared between eight players, with Zoltan Rradocz getting a hat trick.

Valletta’s David Zoltan scored a nap hand of goals, and Milos Korolija was on target with four more, despite the fact that Valletta’s man ups were not so fruitful, with a paltry two goals from nine occasions.

Otters: A. Cachia, G. Attard 1, G. Zammit , Z. Radocz 3, S. Dimech , M. Balatoni 2, J. Paris 2, D. Schembri 2, K. Scicluna, K. Debattista 1, C. Martin 1, E. Farrugia, K. Grima Scott 2

Valletta: A. Sammut, S. Meli 1, R. Calleja , A. Galea 1, T. Agius 3, S. Cachia 1, Al. Galea , M. Korolija 4 , JC Farrugia , D. Zoltan 5, A. Arrigo , E. Arrigo, K. Hyzler

Referees: I. Sciriha, A. DeRaffaele

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