San Giljan Tum Invest overcome stiff Sirens challenge to register third consecutive Winter League victory

San Ġiljan Tum Invest  7
Sirens Greentube  6
(1-2), (2-0), (2-1), (2-3)

San Giljan won their fourth Winter League – the third in a row – and registered their 40th consecutive win in a surprisingly hard-fought encounter against Sirens Greentube who gave them a real run for their money.

Sirens Greentube started the game in fine form and scored two goals from veterans Clint Mercieca and Charles Zammit. San Ġiljan immediately reduced the arrears when Ben Plumpton hit home from a man-up situation, something which Sirens did not manage to repeat seconds later.

However, San Giljan recovered in the second session to take the lead through a Matthew Zammit brace. The third session began with San Giljan pulling further away through Andreas Galea but John Brownrigg again made it a one goal match from a counter attack. Dino Zammit re-established a two-goal lead for San Giljan with a fine strike.

The fourth session started with Dino Zammit missing a penalty.  John Brownrigg scored a beauty to keep the encounter on a knife edge. Isiah Riolo equalized to bring Sirens level, but San Giljan again retook a two-goal lead through Matthew Zammit and Ben Plumpton. Jacob Sciberras reduced the deficit again, but San Giljan held on to register their 40th consecutive win and another Winter League Trophy.

San Ġiljan: J. Tanti, P. Borg, A. Galea (1), B. Grech, M. Zammit (4), B. Plumpton (2), C. Farrugia, T. Said, Darren. Zammit, P. Fava, Dino. Zammit, T. Micallef

Sirens: N. Grixti, J. Zerafa Gregory, E. Aquilina, P. Privitera, M. Grech, I. Riolo (1), C. Mercieca (1), J. Sciberras (1), J. Napier, C. Zammit (1), L. Caruana, J. Brownrigg (2), O. Gauci

Referees: Massimo Angileri, Marco Piano

Source: www.independent.com.mt