Many anticipated that the second match between 3CX Exiles and San Ġiljan Giuseppe’s would live up to the expectations of a keen duel. There was balance between the contestants. However, this only lasted until the third session with the scoreline on 10-7 in favour of Exiles towards the beginning of this quarter.
Exiles had led their opponents by only a goal or two and twice conceded the equaliser. It had been almost ding-dong until then, with ends shifting on 9-7 in favour of Exiles.
But that third part of the match proved to be decisive as the Saints, twice missing penalty throws, finally succumbed to their opponents’ superior cutting edge and consequently fell behind 14-9 with the last quarter left.
At one point they had trailed by seven goals. The last session ended with four goals being shared but that was not enough for San Ġiljan to whittle down the deficit.
The better team had won. Exiles had no fewer than nine scorers on their team sheet even if Matthew Pisani, for the losers, ended as overall top scorer with four goals.