Neptunes dominate Sliema. San Giljan maintain the pace.

Friday, June 14, 2013, 15:13

Neptunes Emirates 15 – Sliema Frank Salt Real Estates 5
(3-1), (5-1), (3-3), (4-0)

Steve Camilleri - a double hatrick for him against Sliema

Steve Camilleri - a double hatrick for him against Sliema

Neptunes affirmed their authority on this season’s Summer League demonstrating that they are the clear favourites to win the tournament this summer with their eternal rivals Sliema in quite a sorry state. In fact, this was a ritual humiliation for Sliema who lost three out of the four sessions heavily and had no answer to the power and ruthlessness of the Neptunes marksmen.

The first session saw Sliema take an early lead through Kiss but Neptunes came back strongly through Steve Camilleri who started off on his six goal spree with a vengeance. The second session saw Neptunes continue to increase their lead ratting off five goals to Sliema’s one with the match already practically settled by that time. Sliema put up a bit of a fight in the third session which ended 3-3 with Kiss again in evidence but Neptunes continued the rout in the fourth session for a 4-0 win and a 15-5 final scoreline.

Neptunes Emirates: A Borg Cole, N Lanzon (2), A Sammut, M Stellini (1), T Agius, A Ciric (2), S Camilleri (6), J Camilleri, G Pace, S Gravina, B Lanzon, T Molnar (3), C Mercieca

Sliema Frank Salt Real Estates: R Coleiro, J Gabaretta (1), N Lubrano, T Sullivan, M Meli, J Soler, G Kiss (3), E Aquilina, J Brownrigg, S Barac (1), M Spiteri Staines, D Paolella, C Cluett

Referees: M Angileri, P Bensaia

San Giljan Sir Alex 14 – Sirens Ritter Sport 9
(4-2), (5-2), (3-3), (2-2)

San Giljan Sir Alex continued marching on with their second win on the trot confirming that they are the team who will challenge Neptunes this year for the Summer League honours. On the other hand the youthful Sirens Ritter Sport showed some moments of promise but were not up to scratch against the Saints’ big guns. The first two sessions went San Giljan’s way 4-2 and 5-2 with the five goal advantage maintained in the final two sessions. Mathhew Zammit was on song scoring half a dozen and making the difference between the two sides. Avramovic was also very much on song scoring three times for San Giljan who dominated proceedings halfway through the match. With coach Karl Izzo resting most of his key elements in the final two sessions, Sirens made more of a game out of it drawing the 3 be the most promising players but there were also contributions from Zarb Cousin and veteran David Cutajar. However San Giljan were worthy winners overall and one awaits the derby against Neptunes with considerable interest.

San Giljan Sir Alex: D Camilleri, JC Cutajar (1), C Gialanze, K Galea (2), K Dowling, M Zammit (6), M Avramovic (3), J Sammut, C Spiteri Debarro, P Biros (1), P Fava, D Zammit (1), M Pisani

Sirens Ritter Sport: A Grech, Z Mizzi (2), M Grech, J Napier, A Babay (1), C Kiss (3), A Camenzuli, D Cutajar (1), A Zarb Cousin (1), A Attard, S Micallef (1), J Zampa, J Cremona

Referees: P Balzan, P Bensaia


Valletta United 8 Marsascala More 9
(2-4), (3-1), (1-2), (2-2)

High flying Valletta were brought down to earth with a bang, with Marsascala edging them out, for their first league win, after their debacle against Ta Xbiex. Valletta recovered twice from three and two goal deficits, but the South Seasiders went back ahead, and held out till the end.

The Citizens had Charles Zammit turning out for them for the first time. Marsascala had the better start, going in front, and establishing a 4-2 advantage in the opening period. Valletta overturned the score in the second session, with a three goal spurt, but by the interval Marsascala were on a tied score, at 5-5. The South Seasiders were again on a double advantage after the break, with the Citizens pulling a goal back till the end of the session. In the last period Valletta were level once more, but were then jolted back, as Marsascala again went two goals in front. Valletta went to within a goal behind, but Marsascala held out grimly, as Valletta continued to fail in their man up situations. Marsascala had Joseph kayes on a hat trick, and Matthew Pace with a brace of goals. Valletta’s Milos Korolija and Simon Cachia scored three goals each.

Valletta United: R. Sciortino, S. Meli, R. Calleja, M. Korolija 3, M. Cordina, S. Cachia 3, R. Mock 1, C. Zammit, C. Debono, R. Scerri 1, N. Bonello Ghio, D. Filipov, Z. Sciberras

Marsascala More: K. Schembri, K. Rizzo Naudi, M. Pace 2, B. Muscat , J. Kayes 3, L. Grixti, J. Licari 1, J. Cremona 1, J. Ross 2, A. Sammut, D. Cassar, C. Micallef, L. Caruana

Referees: R. Spiteri, P. Giordano

Ta Xbiex Amigos 6 – Otters Nivea 6
(2-3), (3-1), (1-1), (0-1)

In the first drawn encounter of the season, Ta Xbiex failed to follow up on their win over M’scala,and Otters overcoming a two goal deficit after the interval, to earn a point in their opening league game. The Gozitans ended the first period on a 3-2 advantage, after falling behind. However Ta Xbiex overturned the score before the interval, even though Otters were level again at one time. Score at 5-4. Ta Xbiex then took a double lead after the break, but the Gozitans then gradually came back, getting nearer in the third session, and grabbing the only goal in the last quarter, to salvage their game. Andreas Galea and Peter Markoch scored a brace each for Ta Xbiex, whilst the Rumanian, Ionut Necsulescu, grabbed a poker of goals for Otters. Ta Xbiex only scored once from seven man ups, with Otters failing in their only extra player occasion on goal.

Ta Xbiex Amigos: L. Borg, J. Navarro, A. Galea 2, T. Galea, S. Cini, M. Spi- teri,K. Galea 1, M. Paris , P. Paris , P. Markoch 2, R. Attard, O. Zammit, Y. Szeles 1

Otters Nivea: N. Grixti, G. Attard, G. Zammit, G. Tabone, M. Dimech, A. Cachia, K. Scicluna, D.Schembri, A. Edward 1, S. Dimech, C. Martin, I. Necsulescu 4, K. Grima Scott 1

Referees: A. DeRaffaele, S. Licari

Leave a comment