Neptunes hammer Sirens. San Giljan into the semis

Thursday, September 9, 2010, 11:26

Neptunes Emirates tore apart Karl Izzo’s Sirens Ritter Sport during yesterday’s Knock Out semifinal to end the St. Paul’s Bay side’s commitments for 2010.

The Reds found the back of the net no less than 23 times with Tamas Molnar scoring 9 goals followed by Stevie Camilleri with 5 goals. It was truly a walk in the park for Neptunes who could afford to rest their key players for the final throughout the last two session, when at half time the score already read 14-1 in their favour. Sirens managed some sort of reaction during the last two sessions but the damage had already been done and Neptunes ended on the winning side with a staggering 23-7 scoreline.

Full time score: Sirens 7 – Neptunes 23
(0-8, 1-6, 2-4, 4-5)

Sirens: E. Arrigo, A. Attard, J. Cremona, P. Borg, J. Spiteri Staines 1, R. Mock, J. Borg 1, D. Cutajar, L. Caruana, C. Zammit, Y. Vasovic 3, D. Zammit 2, C. Mercieca.

Neptunes: N. Gouder, N. Lanzon 3, B. Lanzon, M. Stellini, D. Camilleri, V. Vujasinovic, S. Camilleri 5, J. Camilleri 1, B. Buhagiar 1, S. Gravina, I. Bugeja, T. Molnar 9, M. Pisani 4.

San Giljan's match winner Marton Toth

San Giljan's match winner Marton Toth

Toth and Aquilina propel San Giljan into the semifinals

A backhand shot by Hungarian Marton Toth gave San Giljan Firetech the pass to face Sliema in tomorrow’s First Division KO semifinal after beating Exiles Jet Services. Edward Aquilina had given San Giljan by equalising in regular time. Toth’s goal secured a slim 14-13 victory for Marco Risso’s side which was once again depleted due to a number of players still hit by suspension.

The game was decided in extra time after the full time score was 11-11. San Giljan once again succumbed to an Exiles comeback when they could not manage a five goal lead that they built up very early in the game.

San Giljan were also close to losing the encounter in regular time when a brace by Julian Rizzo Naudi gave them a 11-10 lead with just under 30 seconds left on the clock. But Edward Aquilina had other thoughts and fired in the equaliser with only a couple of seconds left to play, bringing out the grit and determination of the Giljanizi when it mattered.

The first of two extra time sessions finished in San Giljan’s favour through Paul Fava and Aquilina while Bonca kept Exiles within a goal of their opponents. In the final session, veteran John Paris made the score 13-13 but it was San Giljan who had the last laugh with Toth’s backhender to set up a semifinal with Sliema.

Final Score: Exiles 13 – San Ġiljan 14
(3-6, 4-2, 1-2, 3-1, Extra time: 1-2, 1-1)

Exiles: A. Borg Cole, J. Rizzo Naudi 2, S. Vassallo, C. Bonca 4, T. Sullivan 1, M. Calleja, J. Paris 3, K. Grixti 1, A. Zarb Cousin, A. Cousin 2, A. Cachia, S. Cini, K. Lanzon.

San Ġiljan: K. Schembri, A. Galea, M. Pace 1, A. Bugeja, C. Gialanze 2, K. Dowling, H. Nossek, A. Bianchi 2, E. Aquilina 3, A. Borda, P. Fava 1, M. Toth 5, J. Ebejer.

Other results:

2nd Division KO Semifinals
Marsaxlokk 10 – Ta’ Xbiex 19
(2-4, 3-6, 3-7, 2-2)

Marsascala 13 – Otters 10
(3-2, 4-3, 3-3, 3-2)





5 Comments

  1. Joey says:

    Neptunes vs San Giljan will be a worthy final!

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    PALLANUOTO Reply:

    i wouldnt call that a final more like a walkover . if i were the san giljan players i wouldnt bother showing up

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    JJG Reply:

    and you say that san giljan supporters are bad….after a simple comment like that is there need for an arrogant reply like that… you guys really need to get a life!!!! just remember that last time you played san giljan they gave you the game of your lifes….lanqas tafu xlaqatkom….so watch what you say…because what goes up must come down sometime…. :) enjoy whilst you can,!!!! neptunes are a great team lots of great players but not unbeatable…Hope you get crushed in the final.!!!!!

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    PALLANUOTO Reply:

    i dont think i offended anyone. im just saying that neptunes are a far better team and dont think it would be a worthy final . now if you are a bit sensitive with your problem.i get my thrills watching my team win full stop. come to think of it i too wish san giljan reach the final so they can be taught a lesson in waterpolo terms that is  

    sportiv Reply:

    mank nitilaw final san giljan imma mhux se tkun facli illum loghba dificli imma jekk nitilaw nixtieq loghba sabiha u bla glied ha tkun final sabiha hu

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