Neptunes Emirates 14
San Giljan Giuseppe’s 7
(3-2, 5-1, 4-2, 2-2)
Neptunes: I. Bugeja, N. Lanzon 2, E. Aquilina 3, M. Stellini, G. Pace , A. Ciric 1, S. Camilleri 5, J. Camilleri 1, B. Lanzon, S. Gravina , R. Sciortino, T. Molnar 2, C. Mercieca
San Giljan: D. Camilleri, JC Cutajar , N. Sutic 2, K. Galea , B. Plumpton, M. Zammit 1, D. Brguljan 1, A. Bianchi , R. Mock, C. Gialanze, K. Mock, D. Abela, M. Pisani 3
Referees: I. Sciriha, A. Petronilli
San Giljan’s opposition didn’t materialise, and the champions dictated play from the second session onwards. To make matters worse for the Saints, they lost Matthew Zammit, on fouls, before the interval, and Karl Galea followed suit in the third session. When Neptunes’ Tamas Molnar also committed his third foul, later on, his side were fully in command. The game had more expulsions, from red cards, issued, first to the Neptunes coach, Sergei Markoch, after the interval, and San Giljan’s mentor, Karl Izzo was also ejected in the last quarter.
When the champions were pulling away the saints did not help their cause, as they failed a host of man ups, converting only three from eleven. Steve Camilleri returned to his deadly best, with a nap hand of goals, and Edward Aquilina also grabbed a third session hat trick for Neptunes. For the Saints it was Matthew Pisani with three goals, and their newest foreigner, Darko Brguljan, from Montenegro, did not have that much impact for his side. He took the place of Boris Letica.