Handball: First Division Results (Jan.2017)Sunday, February 5, 2017, 21:20
In the match of the week between the top two teams, Aloysians Von Taine secured first position after beating Swieqi Gasan Momo Phoenix 27 – 22. Luxol defeated HMS with the encounter ending 27 – 20. La Salle Rivareno surprised Kavallieri RS2, as they ran out 25 – 20 winners.
Swieqi Phoenix’s hopes of a sustained challenge for the title were dented as in the match of the day, Aloysians, secured their forth win of the season. Aloysians took matters and dominated the early stages leading 5 – 1 in the first 7 minutes. Swieqi improved their defense and raised their scoring rhythm. During the last part of the encounter,
Swieqi fought their way back and managed to keep up with Aloysians. With just 14 minutes remaining, the score was 21 -21.
Nevertheless, Aloysians fought back and dominated with a solid and talented performance. Matthew Mamo’s team surged ahead and maintained a 5 goal lead throughout the rest of the encounter.
La Salle’s top scorer, Chris Magro, scored 10 goals as La Salle cruised to a 25 – 20 win in opposition to Kavallieri RS2. Kavallieri started off poorly as they were finding it difficult to get the ball past La Salle’s keeper Francesco Musu.
Kavallieri improved after the interval, however, only for the La Salle to have the final say.
Under the guidance of mentor, Bryan Pace, La Salle beat Kavallieri RS2 25 – 20.
In the last match of the day, reigning champions, Luxol, started off at an electrifying pace leading HMS 9 – 4 in the first 15 minutes. HMS tried to fight back. The first half ended 13 -7.
During the second half HMS never managed to keep up with the their opponents. Luxol’s Boris
Volas distinguished himself with fine goals during the whole encounter. Goalkeeper Craig Muscat stole the lime light affecting some outstanding saves in the HMS goal.
The match ended 27 – 20.
First Division men standings
Team Played Won Draw Lost GD Pts
Aloysians Von Taine 4 4 0 0 42 12
Swieqi Phoenix 4 3 0 1 24 9
Luxol 4 3 0 1 10 9
La Salle ZT Developments 4 2 0 2 6 6
Kavallieri RS2 3 0 0 4 -21 0
HMS 3 0 0 3 -61 0