San Ġiljan humiliate Neptunes and open a nine-point lead



(2-6), (1-4), (0-1), (1-3)

San Ġiljan Tum Invest gave a strong indication of their potential as they humiliated champions Neptunes Leo Vegas by beating them with a ten-goal margin. They managed to open up a nine point gap over the Champions, putting them with a very strong chance of winning the title although there are nearly two rounds of matches still to go.

It was a strong show by San Ġiljan who dominated from the first whistle till the end, and they were practically faultless in all departments with players such as Aleksandar Ivovic, Aurelien Cousin, and all the other Maltese players rising to the occasion knowing that this was an important match.

It was a huge disappointment for Neptunes who were caught off guard by the determination of their opponents and never entered into the game, as their main player Stevie Camilleri was tightly marked.

San Ġiljan won the first session 6-2 scoring goal after the other, as Neptunes had no response to the dominating play of their Balluta Bay rivals, to already set the pace as potential game winners. They even made sure of the win before the half time whistle, scoring another four goals to finish the second session 10-3.

The rhythm of the game dropped after the interval, both teams knowing their faith in the game. But San Ġiljan still were the better the team, controlled the game, stayed compact in defence, and scored the only goal of the session through Cousin.

After Blary scored for Neptunes in the last session, San Ġiljan made sure to finish the game on a high, scoring three goals and finish the game with a 14-4 score line, a result that surely will put smiles on their supporters’ faces.

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

San Ġiljan: J. Tanti, P. Borg (1), A. Galea, T. Said, J. Galea, M. Zammit (1), B. Plumpton (2), Da. Zammit, A. Ivovic (3), A. Cousin (3), P. Fava (1), D. Zammit (3), T. Micallef

Referees: Massimiliano Sponza, Massimo Angileri