Neptunes top Premier DivisionSunday, 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)
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
5 pts Neptunes Emirates
3 pts Sliema McDonalds
2 pts San Giljan Giuseppe’s
1 pt Sirens Ritter Sport
0 pts Exiles Ferretti
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.