Fina humiliate Malta International Airport to maintain lead Ramis take all eight, while okmalta.com drop careless points

Sunday, March 29, 2015, 8:41

Week eleven of the ongoing MSV Life National League saw a Fina side brimming with confidence, compounding their convincing top flight lead with a massive 0 – 8 win against Malta International Airport. With okmalta.com clumsily dropping points in their majority win against J Grima & Co, Ramis were able to go two points above them in second thanks to their 8 – 0 thrashing of an out-of-sorts Turu’s Knights side. Supreme’s Div I safety seems certain after another win (2 – 6) over Royal Shock this week, while there was also a 2 – 6 victory for Bello Aluminium over last placed The Clan.

Fina were in formidable form against Malta International Airport in week eleven, once again going 2500+ for the team series of the week (2558), as they tore their opponents apart over the 0 – 8 victory. The win came from a superb team effort overall, as Fina easily took the opener 741 – 856, before going four ahead with a 763 – 860 game two win. That put them 212 ahead of MIA so the match was surely in the bag as game three rolled off, also falling to Fina 729 – 842 to complete the demolition job. Unlucky MIA are now back in the drop-zone after other unfavourable week eleven results. Mark Muscat (Fina), 657. Sue Abela (Fina), 609, female bowler of the week. Steve Cassar (MIA), 590.

Okmalta.com’s title defence campaign appears to have been derailed, as they continue to drop careless points due to surprising consistency, this from a team of individual stars. They appeared unshakeable in their opening game against J Grima & Co this week, taking it 671 – 847 for the early lead, but then in an incredible twist, they slumped to a narrow 711 – 701 defeat in game two, allowing their fortunate opponents to draw level. Okmalta.com then found their pace again in game three, winning it 747 – 855 for a 2 – 6 win, yet rueing the dropped points. Rankin Camilleri (okmalta.com), 700, male bowler of the week. Manwel Saliba (J Grima & Co), 554.

Okmalta.com’s bad fortune was to Ramis’ good, as they managed to claim the second spot thanks to their 8 – 0 win against Turu’s Knights, whose losing streak has now stretched to four weeks. Ramis drew first blood with an 800 – 713 game one victory, and then went 4 – 0 with a 794 – 674 win in game two. The Knights were struggling with a generally poor performance, and their heavy defeat was confirmed by Ramis’ 744 – 728 game three win. Mark Spiteri (Ramis), 630. Tiziana Carannante (Turu’s Knights), 535.

Supreme are a side that have struggled with survival during their more recent forays in Division I, but should surely achieve safety this time around, particularly after their latest 2 – 6 victory against Royal Shock. They started strongly to take the opener 752 – 811, but it was a little closer in the second game as they doubled their advantage with a 732 – 762 score line. Supreme were glad of their 89 pin advantage as game three got underway, as they lost that 734 – 679 to hand Royal Shock a two point share of the spoils, but hang on to the series points by 34 pins for the match (2218 – 2252). Helenio Grech (Supreme), 592. Joe Cassar (Royal Shock), 580.

The Clan’s relegation woes continued with yet another defeat, 2 – 6 this time at the hands of Bello Aluminium who managed to pull themselves up above the relegation positions with the result. It was The Clan who got off to the brighter start, claiming the close opening game 732 – 717 for a 2 – 0 lead. A nail-biter of a second game then followed, falling 724 – 727 to Bello Aluminium to square the match with just twelve pins separating the two sides as the deciding third game commenced. That was the pick of the set, with Bello Aluminium shooting the team game of the night, winning it 797 – 882 for the match. Nicholas Zahra (Bello Aluminium), 605. James Vassallo (The Clan), 606.





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