Neptunes keep the pace at the top

Monday, July 5, 2010, 10:41

In the most important game this weekend, Neptunes Emirates overcame a balanced and tense first session to overcome Sirens Ritter Sports and maintain their perfect record this season to keep their joint top spot with Sliema McDonalds.

Neptunes' Steve Camilleri, 4 goals against Sirens

Neptunes' Steve Camilleri, 4 goals against Sirens

In yesterday’s game, Neptunes, who had Serbian star Vlado Vujasinovic back in their ranks, won the first session with a minimal 2-1 score, but in the second and third session they pulled away to make the score 11-5 with only the 4th session to go.

Although some dubious refereeing calls were made, Sirens could not keep the pace with their Balluta rivals, with the latter having Steve Camilleri in fine form, netting 4 goals and Vujasinovic marshaling them well, while a bit more was expected from triple Olympic champion Tamás Molnár. The last session was a bit of a drab affair, finishing with a 1-1 score, handing Neptunes the 2 points.

Sirens Ritter Sports 6 – Neptunes Emirates 12
(1-2), (2-5), (2-4), (1-1)

Sirens Ritter Sports: Sammut J, Attard A, Caruana L, Borg P (1), Spiteri Staines J, Mock R, Varga T, Cutajar D (1), Borg J, Zammit C, Vasovic Y (2), Zammit D, Mercieca C (2)

Neptunes Emirates: Gouder N, Lanzon N (2), Lanzon B, Stellini M, Camilleri D, Vujasinovic V (1), Camilleri S (4), Camilleri J, Buhagiar B, Gravina S (1), Mizzi Z, Molnar T (4), Pisani M

Other results from Sunday’s matches:

Marsaxlokk SC 8 – Marsascala Solid Base 23
(1-8), (2-3), (1-5), (3-7)

Otters Nivea 12 – Ta’ Xbiex Mermaids Paradise 11
(4-3), (3-2), (3-3), (2-3)

This week has some interesting games in store, with Sliema facing Sirens while Neptunes play San Giljan, both games being played on Wednesday evening. On Friday San Giljan face off against Sirens while on Saturday we should witness to the biggest game of the season between Sliema and Neptunes which takes place at 6:15pm.

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