Waterpolo winter league roundup – Part 1

Thursday, April 15, 2010, 6:25

The BOV Waterpolo Winter league is coming to an end with the semifinals and finals scheduled to be played during the last week in May

Sliema's John Soler

Sliema continued the fine run from 2009 to emerge unbeaten in the first 5 matches of the Preliminary round. With their new goalkeeper Alex Bianchi and veteran Paul Privitera they scored an impressive 76 goals while also recording the best defence in the league, conceding only 29 goals. The Blues were evidently superior in all encounters except for the one against Neptunes when they drew 6-6 are being down for most of the match.

A revamped San Giljan side finished second in the table with newcomers Edward Aquilina, Karl Galea, Rainier Scerri, Kai Dowling and coach Pierre Borg leaving their mark as the games progressed. Other than their disastrous outing against Sliema in the first match when they lost by a difference of 9 goals, San Giljan chalked up 4 victories including a very important one in the Balluta derby when they beat Neptunes 11-9 with 5 goals coming from Edward Aquilina and another 3 from Matthew Zammit.

Join us next week for the second part of our Winter league roundup. The full details of the preliminary round can be found below:

BOV Water Polo Winter League Results

Match 1 San Giljan SC v Sliema McDonald’s 7 – 16

Match 2 Neptunes Emirates v Sirens Ritter Sports 9 – 9

Match 3 Exiles Jet Services v M’Scala SC 13 – 3

Match 4 M’Scala Sc v Neptunes Emirates 5 – 11

Match 5 Exiles Jet Services v Sirens Ritter Sports 8 – 11

Match 6 Neptunes Emirates v San Giljan SC 9 – 11

Match 7 Sliema McDonald’s v Exiles Jet Services 23 – 4

Match 8 Sirens Ritter Sports v M’Scala SC 12 – 4

Match 9 San Giljan SC v Exiles Jet Services 10 – 7

Match 10 Sliema McDonald’s v Neptunes Emirates 6 – 6

Match 11 Sirens Ritter Sports v San Giljan SC 11 – 16

Match 12 Sliema McDonald’s v M’Scala SC 20 – 6

Match 13 Neptunes Emirates v Exiles Jet Services 16 – 7

Match 14 San Giljan SC v M’Scala SC 13 – 6

Match 15 Sliema McDonald’s v Sirens Ritter Sports 11 – 6

League Table after preliminary round

Placing Team P W L D F A GD PTS
1 Sliema McDonald’s 5 4 0 1 76 29 47 9
2 San Giljan SC 5 4 1 0 57 49 8 8
3 Neptunes Emirates 5 2 1 2 51 38 13 6
4 Sirens Ritter Sports 5 2 2 1 49 48 1 5
5 Exiles Jet Services 5 1 4 0 39 63 -24 2
6 M’Scala SC 5 0 5 0 24 69 -45 0

Forthcoming games
Saturday 22 May
Match A 16:00 Sliema McDonald’s vs Sirens Ritter Sports
Match B 17:15 San Giljan SC vs Neptunes Emirates

Saturday 29 May
16:00 3/4 place: Loser Match A vs Loser Match B
17:15 Final: Winner Match A vs Winner Match B





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