Weekend water polo roundup

Sunday, August 15, 2010, 9:35

Neptunes Emirates overcame Exiles Jet Services with a 16-5 scoreline on Friday evening to maintain their unbeaten streak this season and hold on to the top spot, while rivals Sliema Mc Donalds beat San Giljan Firetech 10-7 on Saturday to maintain the pressure on the Reds.

Neptunes, who were coming from a formidable win against Sliema last weekend, did not start off with the same intensity that they faced Sliema with, and in fact they were 2-0 in the first session. But the Balluta side upped their game, and once Cosmin Bonca picked up his third personal foul at the end of the first session, Neptunes never looked back. Steve Camilleri had a fine day in the pool, netting 6 goals, while his younger brother Jordan and triple Olympic champion Molnar got 3 each.

San Giljan's Bianchi and Sliema's Kunac battling it out for the ball

San Giljan's Bianchi and Sliema's Kunac battling it out for the ball

Final score: Neptunes Emirates 16 – Exiles Jet Services 5
(2-2) (4-0), (5-2), (5-1)

Following their 14-11 loss to Neptunes, Sliema came back with a win against San Giljan that kept them 2 points under Neptunes in the league table. Bogdan Rath and John Soler were Sliema’s points of force, spearheading the blues to a 7-2 lead by the end of the third session.

But unlike in their previous outings, San Giljan’s best water polo came in the final session, scoring 5 goals to restore the score to a more respectable one, even though they finished on the losing end.

Final Score: Sliema McDonalds 10 – San Giljan Firetech 7
(2-0), (2-1), (3-1), (3-5)

Other results this weekend:
Marsaxlokk 8 – Otters Nivea 10 (1-2), (4-4), (3-2), (0-2)

Marsascala Solid Base 16 – Ta’ Xbiex Mermaids Paradise 10 (4-2), (3-3), (5-2), (4-3)


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