Late Camilleri try pips Stompers infront‏

Monday, January 21, 2013, 16:51

Sliema Stompers managed to take a win home against Overseas thanks to their impenetrable defence and bone-breaking tackles. It was Daniel Holliday who put the first points on the board for Stompers with an early try coming from a series of plays in the forwards. Holliday reacted fastest at the breakdown to pick and go and put his team in the lead.

The game offered much excitement and tense moments for the sizable, noisy crowd watching on, albeit little clear cut scoring opportunities as two strong sides evened eachother out. Stompers had great momentum throughout the game but at times failed to finish their chances. In the second half, Overseas missed what turned out to be a costly penalty but they managed to equalise the score to 5-5 and subsequently go in front from the conversion kick. The Overseas try was scored by Jake Buttigieg making the score 7-5 to Overseas.

Andrew Camilleri scored the second  Stompers try and was the eventual match winner after Stompers pushed their counterparts hard in the breakdown and contact areas as well as the scrums, building momentum, then releasing their silkily skilled backs. Luke Debattista was quick enough to push Overseas out of bounds inches away from the try line in the very last minutes of the game, making a notable try-saving tackle which epitomised Stompers’ spirit on the day and throughout this 2012/13 season.

Final score: Sliema Stompers 10 – 7 Overseas

Man of the Match: Christian Schranz

Referee: Lionel da Silva


Stomper Ladies down Overshes

It was a day of wins against Overseas for Sliema Stompers where even the ladies team beat Overshes 22-0. Marion Pullicino scored the first try of the match after breaking free on the flank early into the first half. Rachel Galea scored her second try of the season after smashing through the Overseas defence. Lorna Mifsud made the conversion for Stompers to extend the lead to 12-0. Rachel Galea scores again in the second half to extend the lead to 17-0. Tina Camilleri ended the game with a fouth try in the very last seconds to end the day in high spirits with a 22-0 win.

Woman of the match: Danielle Sciortino

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