San Giljan return to winning ways

Saturday, September 4, 2010, 11:14

San Giljan Firetech yesterday evening were once again in the pool to play Sirens Ritter Sport in their last game of this year’s Summer league. The Giljanizi faced an uphill struggle due to the suspension of three of their players and the deduction of 2 points following last Saturday’s events at the National pool. Sirens were once again without Olympic Champion Tamas Varga.

Heiko Nossek, 11th top scorere in the Serie A and 6 goals for him against Sirens

Heiko Nossek, 11th top scorer in the Serie A, and 6 goals for him against Sirens

Those present for this game were regaled with no less than 31 goals with the final score ending 17-14 in San Giljan’s favour, leaving Sirens at the bottom of the table.

At the start of the game Sirens tucked away 3 goals behind Schembri and all was looking up for the St. Paul’s Bay side, but San Giljan stayed in the game and their determination saw them levelling the first session 5-5 and gaining more confidence as the game progressed. Heiko Nossek was once again the Giljanizi top scorer, with 6 goals to his name, and together with Aquilina and Toth (4 goals each) led the charge in the final three session, leading them to a merited victory.

Vasovic and Mercieca did their part for Sirens but their lack of depth on the bench, coupled with Varga’s absence left Izzo’s men in last place. Izzo has banked a lot on the youngsters in his team during this year’s campaign, and although the results were not as favourable this year, the future could bring some good news for all Sirens fans.

Today’s final game brings a water polo classic to all the fans, with Sliema and Neptunes facing off at 6pm at the National Pool Tal Qroqq. A victory for Neptunes, or a draw, would send the Reds’ fans celebrating in Balluta Bay while a Sliema win would bring both teams on 25 points in the table with the league winner being crowned following a decider on Monday evening.

San Giljan 17 – Sirens 14
(5-5, 5-4, 4-3, 3-2)

San Giljan: K. Schembri, C. Spiteri de Barro 1, M. Pace, A. Bugeja, C. Gialanze, K. Dowling, H. Nossek 6, A. Bianchi, E. Aquilina 4, A. Galea, P. Fava 2, M. Toth 4, J. Ebejer.

Sirens: J. Sammut, A. Attard 1, P. Borg, J. Spiteri Staines 1, R. Mock 1, J. Borg 1, D. Cutajar, L. Caruana, C. Zammit 1, Y. Vasovic 5, D. Zammit, C. Mercieca 4.

Refs: P. Balzan, M. Di Chiara.


  1. Sirens fan says:

    I would like to comment on ‘lack of depth on the bench’ of Sirens. I would like to draw attention that excluding yesterday’s game, Sirens were always a bundle of goals down at the end of the first session of each game, with the first 7 in the water. It was when the youngsters were introduced that new life was injected and better results were achieved. There is light at the end of the tunnel.


  2. Sirens fan says:

    I would like to comment on the ‘lack of depth on the Siren’s bench’. I would like to draw attention that the bench was not the reason to the teams dismal position. Excluding yesterdays game, on every other outing Sirens was already a bundle of goals under in the first session of each game. It was the inclusion of the youngster which sometimes revived the team and obtained more reasonable results. There is light at the end of the tunnel.


  3. frank says:

    poor show again by Izzo’s team. disasterous season for Sirens


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