Sirens go top as Sliema are stunned

Monday, March 21, 2011, 16:50

by Sandro Micallef

Sliema's John Soler attempting to block Sirens' match winner David Cutajar

Dorian Pisani’s Sirens Ritter Sport caused the biggest upset so far in the BOV Winter League when they beat current title holders Sliema Mc Donalds 6-5.

Sirens could rely on Joseph Sammut in goal who managed to stop a number of sure chances by the Sliema side, and also on upcoming youngster Dino Zammit who showed his prowess in front of goal with 3 goals to his name. Although Sirens got the first goal, it was Sliema who scored three in a row with Sirens equalising at the stroke of half time.

Although this was a low scoring match, Sirens always took the initiative to go a goal ahead and with the score reading 5-5 at the end of the third session all was set for an exciting 4th session. With just over two minutes left in the game, Sirens got the all important goal from a David Cutajar shot, propelling them to the top place in the table.

The other two matches in last weekend’s programme were a mere formality as San Giljan beat Marsascala 17-3 and Exiles beat the ASA Under-17 team 17-5. Both games brought out the great divide between the more experienced teams although such encounters will definitely benefit the dedicated younger players who on the day were on the losing end.

Marsascala Solidbase 3 – San Ġiljan Firetech 17
(1-4, 0-4, 0-3, 2-6)
Marsascala: S. Farrugia, C. Spiteri de Barro 1, D. Caruana, D. Zammit, B. Plumpton, J. Licari 1, J. Cremona, S. Micallef 1, K. Galea, K. Navarro, O. Zammit, B. Muscat.
San Ġiljan: D. Camilleri, J.C. Cutajar 1, A. Galea 3, K. Galea 5, M. Borg Spiteri 2, K. Dowling 2, L. Grixti, A. Bianchi 3, K. Mock, C. Gialanze 1, P. Fava, M. Fenech, K. Schembri.

Sliema Mc Donalds 5 – Sirens Ritter Sport 6
(2-1, 1-2, 2-2, 0-1)
Sliema: R. Coleiro, M. Spiteri Staines 1, N. Lubrano 2, P. Privitera, M. Cordina, J. Soler 2, D. Paolella, J. Spiteri Staines, C. Debono, C. Cluett, M. Rizzo, M. Agius, Z. Sciberras.
Sirens: J. Sammut, A. Attard, P. Micallef, P. Borg, A. Sammut, R. Mock, J. Borg, 1, D. Cutajar 1, M. Grech, C. Zammit 1, L. Caruana, D. Zammit 3, C. Mercieca.

Exiles Jet Services 17 – ASA U-17 5
(3-0, 3-2, 4-1, 7-2)
Exiles: A. Borg Cole, J. Rizzo Naudi 2, K. Rizzo Naudi, D. Pace Lupi 2, T. Sullivan 7, M. Calleja, J. Paris 3, K. Grixti, A. Zarb Cousin, S. Cini 1, S. Vassallo, P. Paris, K. Lanzon, E. Magri 2.
ASA U-17: R. Leullen, M. Paris, K. Galea, B. Lanzon 1, E. Meli, K. Dowling 1, M. Fenech, K. Debattista, N. Portelli, D. Borg, L. Caruana 1, D. Zammit 2, Z. Sciberras.





11 Comments

  1. ja says:

    Steve, min qed jara kbir. hallina ngawdu mument tajjeb.

    isma, ahna is-sena l-ohra soffrejna hafna injuries u ghalekk gejtu qabilna. tinsiex li laghbna it-tieni round kollhu bi barrani wiehed biss.

    meta nitilfu ahna noqoghodu kwieti u huduha bhala ezempju.

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    steve Reply:

    isssa naraw imbad min imur tajjeb fis-sanjf minnha tnejn .pero infakrek li intom sena ohra ufficjal takom wehel xi 4 loghbiet sospiz ghax ghajjar referee fl-ahhar ta loghba tilabuhix tal-qaddisin ta

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    Ja Reply:

    Steve, You got me there….. can’t make the connection….Help!

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    vsg Reply:

    This might help you my friend :)

    http://www.sportinmalta.com/flashy-banned-from-pool-for-two-weeks/

    habib tijej waqt season kullhadd ikollu xi injury jew ohra, toqod sejjer ekk ahna misna najdu li ma hadniex il league ax kellna injuries u matthew sospiss… injuries parti mil isport u kull team ibatti minhom…

  2. si says:

    Vera summer league jamel differenza imma ghax sliema gabu draw man neptunes minajr brownrigg jerome u meli jinataw mertu kbir u is sirens ghax rebhulhom jitqali li sirens jebhu ghax sliema kienu bla dawn il palyers .. prosit sirens keep it up ha natu risposta !!!!

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    sirens supporter Reply:

    well said SI 

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  3. Kris says:

    Last week you said that Sirens surprised San Giljan. This week u said that we caused the biggest upset in the winter league…. what do you mean ??? iggiefieris Sirens ma jezistux ????

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    Gorg Reply:

    everyone thought that sirens wouldn’t do too well… let’s wait and see how sirens perform during the summer league, when teams are properly prepared and determined!

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    Ja Reply:

    Gorg, disappointed to read this.
    Couldn’t you guys ever concede defeat with pride!!!!!!!
    I could hear an echo in your voice…that echo of shame??…anger??… or fright??
    Come on Sirens, prosit to all.

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    sirens supporter Reply:

    kemm int bravu gorg alura meta timijiet ohra bhal sliema u neptunes rebhu il winter league kienu PREPARATI u sirens ma kienux. mandu xjaqsam xejn gorg kellu bzonn sirens ikomplu sejrin ek kif inuma sejrin u igibu zewg barranin kif sippost u ikunu kompetituri das in neptunes u sliema kif inuma bhalissa. acceta li it team tiek jiflef bhalma qal JA u mux toqod tamel kuragg bis summer league. kellu bzonn it team tana imurr tajjeb fis summer league halli tiehu risposta kif imissek gorg. sore losers are never going to be winners.
    prosit sirens tassew 

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    steve Reply:

    @ surens supporter vera bdejtu tajjeb dis-sena fil-winter league imma anki ahna san giljan sena bdejna tajjeb pero naqbel ma gorg league tas-sajf differenti hafna trid tqis li neptunes qed jilabu minghajr stevie u sliema maghkom kien hemm neqsin jerome, meli u brownrigg players li jinhassu u fis-sajf imbad jamlu differenza dawn players trid tqis ukoll li players barranin jamlu differenza jekk ikolok 2 li imoru tajjeb hafna jamel differenza fit-team ma tridx tara kbir u

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