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Sunday, June 24, 2012, 21:42

Otters get better of Valletta

BOV Summer League Placings – Premier and 1st Division

4A v 4B
Otters Nivea 12 – Valletta Sterling 11
(1-3, 2-1, 4-1, 5-6)

The Gozitans will commence their second tier games with a three point bonus, and Valletta will take two points with them.It was the Citizens with an early advantage, and they were still a goal ahead at the interval. From then on Otters turned the score around, and they were cruising until they went four minutes with George Attard out of the water. Valletta did not make profit from it, with Otters matching goal for goal.

Late in the match the Valletta coach, Anthony Farrugia, was also expelled, with the Citizens making a final effort, which just fell short, and Otters managed to hold on till the final buzzer.

Otters had Zoltan Radocz and Keith Grima Scott sharing nine goals between them. For Valletta, once more without Robert kovacs, David Zoltan grabbed a poker of goals, with Timmy Agius responding with three more.

Otters: A. Cachia, G. Attard , G. Zammit, Z. Radocz 5, S. Dimech, M. Balatoni 1, J. Paris , D. Schembri 1, K. Scicluna, K. Debattista 1, C. Martin, E. Farrugia, K. Grima Scott 4
Valletta: A. Sammut, S. Meli 2, R. Calleja , A. Galea 2, T. Agius 3, S. Cachia, JC Farrugia, M. Cordina, D. Zoltan 4, A. Arrigo, E. Arrigo, K. Hyzler
Referees: S. Licari, P. Giordano

1A v 1B
Sliema McDonalds 5 – Neptunes Emirates 9
(0-3, 2-1, 2-0, 1-5)

Steve Camilleri, 5 personal goals against Sliema

The champions will begin their Premier league games ahead on five points, with Sliema starting behind them, with three points.

Neptunes opened up briskly, netting three times without any reply, but Sliema gradually begin to leave their mark. By the interval they had reduced the arrears, and after three sessions of play they managed to draw level. When everything pointed to a close finish, neptuned strode forward once more, to put in three more goals past the excellent Istvan Gergely. The Sliema coach, Sergio Afric, was expelled for his pains, and after the champions added a further goal, it was John Soler ousted out of the water for Sliema. . By then the match was over with both sides scoring a goal apiece.

Steve Camilleri kept up his high scoring rate for Neptunes, with five more goals, with Ferenc Salamon netting a hat trick for Sliema, besides thundering a host of shots againt the posts.

The game ended with hot protests from the Sliema end, about an alleged technical error in the last session.

Sliema: I. Gergely, J. Gabarretta 2, N. Lubrano , P. Privitera , M. Meli , J. Soler , D. Paolella , J. Brownrigg , C. Debono , F. Salamon 3, M. Rizzo , M. Spiteri Staines , R. Coleiro
Neptunes: I. Bugeja , N. Lanzon , E. Aquilina , M. Stellini 2, G. Pace , A. Ciric 1, S. Camilleri 5, J. Camilleri , B. Lanzon , S. Gravina 1, R. Sciortino, T. Molnar, C. Mercieca
Referees: M. Piano, M. Angileri

Start of Second Round

Premier Division 

5 pts Neptunes Emirates
3 pts Sliema McDonalds
2 pts San Giljan Giuseppe’s
1 pt Sirens Ritter Sport
0 pts Exiles Ferretti

1st Division

5 pts M’scala MOR€
3 pts Otters Nivea
2 pts Valletta Sterling
1 pt Ta Xbiex Amigos

BOV K.O. Competition draws

After the last game the draws of the BOV K.O. competition were held.

In the Premier League, Sirens Ritter Sport will play Exiles Ferretti in a preliminary match, and the winners will meet Sliema Mcdonalds in the first semi final. The other semi final match is between Neptunes Emirates and San Giljan Giuseppe’s.

The 1 st Division semi final draws have Ta Xbiex Amigos playing Otters Nivea, and M’scala MOR€ meet Valletta Sterling.





8 Comments

  1. Imhawad ?? says:

    24th June 2012

    ASA Water Polo Circular 27/2012
    Disciplinary Measures

    The ASA Disciplinary Commissioner has taken the decision listed below acting on an
    contested referees’ report.

    nd

    Match: Preliminary Round – 22June 2012 – Exiles v M’Scala
    Report: Number 13 Blue – Judahz Szolt (M’Scala) excluded with substitution after 4
    minutes for brutality – punching an opponent in the head -in the 2nd
    session.

    Decision:Judahz Szolt (M’Scala) suspended for 1 First Division match and fined €150
    in terms of Section B Article 2(iv) (c)(i) of the ASA Disciplinary Code. The €116
    deposit paid by M’Scala on contestation are forfeited.

    Contested Report

    Sliema have contested a report concerning player John Brownrigg made after the
    Sliema – Neptunes match played on the 23rd June. The Disciplinary Commissioner will
    hear the contestation this week.

    Disciplinary Measures

    The ASA Disciplinary Commissioner has taken the decisions listed below acting on
    uncontested referees’ report.

    Match:
    Preliminary Round – 22nd June 2012 – Exiles v M’Scala

    Report:
    Number 10 Blue – Rainier Scerri (M’Scala) excluded with substitution for
    aggressive play in the 2nd session.

    Decision:Rainier Scerri (M’Scala) found guilty in terms of Section B Article 2 (v)(a)(ii)
    and fined €70. Considering his record of 5 serious offences in the current and
    past season, the player is also found guilty of being a serial offender and
    suspended for 3 First Division matches in terms of Section A Article 4 (vii).

    Match:
    Preliminary Round – 22nd June 2012 – San Giljan v Sirens

    Report:
    In the 4th session Sirens player Arpad Babay excluded with substitution for
    contesting a referee’s decision and splashing water in the direction of the
    referee. After being excluded the said player took off his cap and threw it
    forcefully onto the cat walk.

    Decision:Arpad Babay (Sirens) found guilty in terms of Section B Article 1 (vii)(a) and
    fined €47. Considering that the player was found guilty of 3 different acts of
    dissent, the player is also found guilty of committing multiple offences and
    suspended for 1 Premier match in terms of Section A Article 4 (vii).

    Continued on next page.

    Match: Preliminary Round – 22nd June 2012 – San Giljan v Sirens
    Report: Sirens coach Dorian Pisani shown a yellow card and later on a straight red card for dissent.
    Decision:Dorian Pisani (Sirens coach) found guilty in terms of Section B Article 4(iv)(b)(ii) and Section

    B Article 1 (vii)(a)(i) and fined a total of €174 (€58 + €116) and suspended for 1 week from
    all ASA Activities (24-30 June 2012, both dates inclusive).

    Match: Preliminary Round – 23rd June 2012 – Valletta v Otters.
    Report: Otters assistant coach Paul Saliba shown a red card for banging on the cat-walk.
    Decision:Paul Saliba (Otters assistant coach) found guilty in terms of Section B Article 4(iv)(b)(iii) and

    suspended for 1 First Division match.

    Match: Preliminary Round – 23rd June 2012 – Valletta v Otters.
    Report: In the 4th session session Otters player George Attard excluded with substitution after 4
    minutes for brutality – hitting an opponent.

    Decision:George Attard (Otters) found guilty in terms of Section B Article 2 (iv)(a)(i) and fined €200
    and suspended for 2 First Division games.

    Match: Preliminary Round – 23rd June 2012 – Valletta v Otters.
    Report: Valletta coach Anthony Farrugia shown a yellow card followed by a straight red card for
    harsh protests.

    Decision:Anthony Farrugia (Valletta coach) found guilty in terms of Section B Article 4(iv)(b)(ii) and
    Section B Article 1 (vii)(a)(i) and fined a total of €174 (€58 + €116) and suspended for 1
    week from all ASA Activities (24-30 June 2012, both dates inclusive).

    Match: Preliminary Round – 23rd June 2012 – Sliema v Neptunes.
    Report: Sliema coach Sergio Afric shown a red card (2 yellow cards) for continued protests.
    Decision:Sergio Afric (Sliema coach) found guilty in terms of Section B Article 4(iv)(b)(i) and fined

    €58.

    Match: Preliminary Round – 23rd June 2012 – Sliema v Neptunes.
    Report: Sliema captain John Soler excluded with substitution for passing remarks at the referee.
    Decision:John Soler (Sliema) found guilty in terms of Section B Article 1(vii)(a)(iii) and fined €47.

    Alan Bonello
    Vice President (Water Polo)
    Aquatic Sports Association of Malta

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    xejn sew Reply:

    “25th June 2012

    ASA Water Polo Circular 29/2012

    Disciplinary Measures

    The ASA Disciplinary Commissioner has taken the decision listed below acting on a
    contested referees’ report.

    Match: Preliminary Round – 23rd June 2012 – Sliema v Neptunes

    Report: At the end of the game John Brownrigg called both referees “ladri”.

    Decision: After considering the testimony, the Disciplinary Commissioner decides that
    it could not be ascertained that Mr Brownrigg had used the word “ladri” but
    Mr Brownrigg had certainly behaved in an aggressive manner towards the
    referees and therefore finds the player guilty under Section B, Article 1
    (vi)(a)(i) and fines the player €116 and suspends the player from all ASA
    activities for a period of 15 days as per Section B, Article 1 (vi)(b)(i). The
    suspension is to be effective between the 24th June, 2012 and the 8th July,
    2012, both days inclusive.

    Alan Bonello

    Vice President (Water Polo)

    Aquatic Sports Association of Malta”

    Howcome he was playing yesterday against Neptunes? How is it Matthew Bonello gets 5 months for similar behaviour, and Brownrigg gets 15 days and doesn’t even need to serve them? John Soler spends a whole match offending the refs and gets a 48 Euro fine? What would have happened if Stevie Camilleri had done the same thing, would he receive merely a fine? How is it Panelli and Dorian Pisani got a 1 match ban for a red card and Sergio got merely a fine? Don’t the rules apply equally to all teams, or are Sliema receiving special treatment because it is their 100 year anniversary?  It seems there are two weights and two measures for Sliema on one side and all the other teams on the other side.

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  2. bull **** says:

    can someone pls explain what became of a 2-page Disciplinary Measures Circ on ASA website this morning referring to Soler, Afric and Brownrigg, amongst many others??

    IT HAS SIMPLY VANISHED

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    mark Reply:

    Let me tell you what happened bull****.

    Probably they were embarassed and removed it because last Saturday, Brownirgg was reported for calling the referees ladri, then the accusation was changed and he was found guilty of aggressive behaviour with a 2 week suspension from all ASA activities, and lo and behold, just before the Neptunes-Sliema match, he was freed from all accusations! Abracadabra, everything forgiven and forgotten! The referees who both reported him must have both been imagining things… and the ASA who suspended him for aggressive bahavoiur might have had a change of heart. U iva, fis-sena tac-centinarju ma jimpurtax hux!

    As for John Soler, the Great Untouchable of Maltese waterpolo who does and says what he likes to everybody without suffering any consequences, he was fined the massive amount of 48 euro after spending a whole game pasing comments to the referees nad his clearly offensive behaviour after the match. well at least, the Italian referee had the decency to expel him…seeing all the Maltese ones let him do what he likes.

    Last and not least, last weekend 3 coaches were disciplined by the ASA for the same offences. Dorian Pisani and Panelli were fined and suspended for week each, while Sergio Afric was suspended 58 Euros. Viva l-konsistenza, keep up the good work ASA… and up the Blues always! Do you see why they removed the disciplinary measures from the web-site now?

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    bull **** Reply:

    ifhem ma trisx tkun Einstein biex tifhem xgara.  Filfatt tieghi kienet domanda retorika.

    pero call it instinct….. i saved it to my hard drive;)

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    imhawad ??? Reply:

    Aw Shiebi, mhux int biss ta’ ghandek kopja.

  3. FACT says:

    I’m not surprised. i was present at the Neptunes v Sliema game. Towards the end a number of sliema players lost their head. Particularly John Soler and John Brownrigg. They both had alot to say to the referees in an aggressive manner and although i didnt quite make out what was said I doubt very much that they were complimenting them. then even after they were both thrown out of the game their parade continued. Lets see what actions the ASA take against both players . 

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  4. truth or fiction says:

    Is it true that a referee report was filed against Sliema player/s after the game? Also was there something similar in the Marsascala – Exiles game? Seems like the ASA is going to be busy this summer.

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