San Giljan beat Exiles to stay top

San Giljan Crystal Finance 14 Exiles Ferretti 7

(4-1, 4-0, 1-2, 5-4)




San Giljan went back to their top position with a routine win over Exiles. The Saints opened up strongly to take a winning advantage till the interval. Then their play went down a notch, and Exiles could come more into the picture. The last session produced a glut of goals, as the saints surged forward once morebut Exiles managed to answer back on more than one occasion, with all four goals coming from Marco Cuk. With a good lead under their belt San Giljan had Daniel Spiteri in goal, for the last quarter, instead of Joseph Sammut, putting in a decent performance.

After conceding the opening goal of the match, the Saints pierced the exiles defence four times. The second session had san Giljan adding on four more goals without any reply, as they led 8-1, at the interval. After the break there was a scarcity of goals, with Exiles putting in two to the Saints’ one. Then came the last period, as both sides were well served in attack, and with San Giljan sitting comfortably on their good advantage, they registered their third win on the trot. They converted half of their eight man ups, with Exiles only scoring once from five occasions.

Boris Vapenski netted a poker of goals for the Saints, and Marco Cuk finishing with five strikes for Exiles.

San Giljan: J. Sammut, P. Borg 2, A. Galea 1, B. Vapenski 4, G. Molina 2, M. Zammit 2, K. Galea 1, Da. Zammit , B. Grech , A. Cousin , P. Fava 1, Di. Zammit 1, D. Spiteri

Exiles: I. Bugeja, J. Rizzo Naudi , S. Vassallo , D. Pace Lupi , R. Blary 2, J. Spiteri Staines , S. Gravina , K. Grixti, D. Abela , A. Bianchi , M. Cuk 5, P. Paris, K. Lanzon

Referees: P. Balzan, G. Del Bosco