Neptunes run riot in fourth session

Saturday, August 6, 2011, 10:13

by Gerald Fenech

Neptunes' Vladimir Gojkovic scoring a penalty against Exiles

Neptunes Emirates easily overcame 3CX Exiles in an encounter which was decided practically in the final session.

The first session saw Neptunes build up a four goal lead before being pegged back to 5-3. In the second session Exiles came within just a goal of Neptunes but two goals at the end of the session again from Matthew Pisani and Valdimir Gojkovic restored the Balluta team’s three goal advantage at the midway point.

The third session saw Exiles win 4-3 to set up an exciting final session with only two goals in it. But in the last session, Exiles faded badly with Neptunes scoring seven goals without reply to seal another three points.

3 CX Exiles: A Borg Cole, J Rizzo Naudi, K Rizzo Naudi (1), D Pace Lupi, T Sullivan (3), M Calleja, M Cuk (5), K Griscti, A Zarb Cousin, A Cousin (1), N Portelli, A Sciberras, K Lanzon
Neptunes Emirates: I Bugeja, N Lanzon (3), E Aquilina (1), M Stellini, J Camilleri (2), B Lanzon, S Camilleri (6), V Gojkovic (3), B Buhagiar, K Debattista, R Sciortino, T Molnar (3), M Pisani (1)
Referees: S Scappini, M Angileri

Valletta Dhalia 10 – Ta’ Xbiex ASC 10
(3-4), (1-2), (3-1), (3-3)

Valletta Dhalia and Ta’ Xbiex SC shared the spoils in an entertaining encounter which remained in the balance right up till the last seconds.
The first session was a close affair with Ta’ Xbiex shading it 4-3. Ta’ Xbiex continued building on their lead in the second session winning it 2-1 to take a two goal lead at the interval.

However Valletta recovered substantially in the third session winning 3-1 to level the scores. The final session was another rollercoaster affair with Valletta going two gaols up but Ta’ Xbiex managed to equalize in the final seconds to draw the encounter.

Valletta Dhalia: A Sammut, G Sammut (3), A Di Somma (2), M Camilleri, R Muncaksy (1), S Cachia, A Galea (2), K Micallef, T Agius, S Cini, A Arrigo, G Ghirxi (1), K Hyzler (1)
Ta’ Xbiex ASC: L Borg, M Paris, S Vassallo, C Cluett (1), D Borg, M Spiteri, T Gyrovath, E Bonello, M Cordina (1), C Saliba (1), R Attard (3), B Muscat, Y Szeles (4)
Referees: R Spiteri, A DeRaffaele

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