San Giljan Tum Invest start league on a high beating Neptunes

San Ġiljan 9
Neptunes 8

(3-3, 4-2, 0-1,  2-2)

San Ġiljan: J. Tanti, P. Borg, A. Galea, B. Grech, J. Galea, M. Zammit 1, B. Plumpton 1, D. Zammit, A. Ivovic 3, A. Cousin, P. Fava 1, D. Zammit 3, T. Micallef.

Neptunes: A. Borg Cole, N. Lanzon 2, T. Agius, K. Erdogan, R. Blary, S. Gravina, S. Camilleri 3, J. Camilleri 2, J. Abela 1, M. Zammit, M. Tabone, M. Azzopardi, I. Bugeja.


Referees: M. Piano, A. DeRaffaele.

San Giljan Tum Invest t started the summer league season on a winning note when they beat Neptunes Leo Vegas 9-8 . The match between the Saints and their neighbours turned out to be a titanic tussle which had the winners stretching every sinew to overcome obdurate opponents who eventually only had themselves to blame for missing seven of their last eight extraman sets, the last two in the dying stages being crucial. Apart from their initial one-goal deficit San Giljan were always ahead, at times by two lengths. However, the battling Reds kept chasing them. Two definite expulsions in the third session, Ben Plumpton for San Giljan and Niki Lanzon for Neptunes, proved more costly for the Balluta team given their shorter array of valid men at their disposal. At the end of the day the Saints were relieved to pass their stern test.