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  • Sliema maintain clean sheet to go top

    Sliema maintain clean sheet to go top

    In the most awaited match of the day, played in wintry conditions, Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate took advantage of San Ġiljan’s loss of two points, when they drew with Neptunes on Friday, to move to the top of the table with maximum points from...

  • Neighbours share spoils

    Neptunes Grimaldi and San Ġiljan All Care Insurance could not go beyond the sharing of spoils in a match which produced 14 goals yesterday. The result might prove more costly for the Reds in the final reckoning after they lost to holders Sliema...

  • Malta sixth after losing to Austria on penalties

    Malta ended their commitments at the EU8 Nations Cup on a disappointing note after losing their fifth-place play-off against Austria on penalties yesterday. In a balanced encounter, Malta trailed 6-5 going into the final session but managed to...

  • National team to play for fifth place

    The Maltese national team will be playing against Austria this morning in Odense in a classification match for fifth place after beating Czech Rep. 19-7 (4-0, 6-3, 6-0, 3-4) to avoid bottom place in the EU 8 Nations Cup. Malta had finished the...

  • Two upsets for national team

    The Maltese national team started their EU 8 Nations title defence on a bad footing after losing the opening two matches from the qualifying group, in Odense, yesterday. Malta lost to Denmark ‘B’ 7-6 and Karl Izzo’s men failed to recover from that...

  • A milestone has been reached

    A milestone has been reached

    Alex Vella talks to coach Karl Izzo about Malta’s latest feat in qualifying for the finals of a major international championship – the European Games in Azerbaijan this year. Two years of preparation gained momentum some months ago when coach Karl...

  • Izzo selects squad for Denmark

    Malta waterpolo national team coach Karl Izzo yesterday finalised his squad of players for the EU 8 Nations tournament being played in Odense, Denmark, between next Friday and Sunday. The squad is composed of: Alan Borg Cole (Neptunes), Jerome...

  • Youth event in aid of Puttinu

    San Ġiljan ASC, under the patronage of the Aquatic Sorts Association, are holding a sport-solidarity event, the Waterpolo Youth Festival – Matthew Aquilina Cup. Exiles, Marsascala, Neptunes, Sirens and Sliema all confirmed their participation in...

  • Malta bow to Germany

    Malta bow to Germany

    Having reached their goal of qualifying for their first ever finals in a major international competition, Malta U-17 were forced to surrender to Germany in their last Group ‘D’ match which resulted in an easy 22-6 win for the visiting team. One...

  • Excellent Malta surmount qualifying barrier

    Excellent Malta surmount qualifying barrier

    Hats off to the Malta lads who made waterpolo history yesterday when they qualified for the first time ever for a major European competition final on their own merits. Their 7-6 win over Great Britain, opponents who can vaunt of immeasurably...

  • Malta too good for Switzerland

    Although facing opponents not as weak as Latvia, Malta were too good for Switzerland in yesterday’s second match from the U-17 Championship qualifying group played in the morning. Their 20-5 victory was again a bright omen after the encouraging...

  • No contest as Malta thump Latvia

    No contest as Malta thump Latvia

    Malta 51Latvia 0 (11-0, 13-0, 14-0, 13-0) The second fixture on yesterday’s programme was an absolute mismatch as Malta rolled in the goals against a sub-standard Latvia with a minimum of effort. The one-sided nature of this clash was apparent...

  • Malta Juniors in first qualifying tournament

    Malta Juniors in first qualifying tournament

    It will be a new experience for most of the Malta U-17 components between tomorrow and Sunday as they will be competing in the Men’s Junior Water-polo Qualification Tournament Group D at Tal-Qroqq. The matches will be valid for the inaugural...

  • San Giljan go joint top as Sirens edge Valletta

    San Giljan go joint top as Sirens edge Valletta

    San Ġiljan All Care Insurance joined Sliema at the top of the table after defeating Exiles Ferretti 13-8 yesterday in a match which developed into a one-sided affair in the first three sessions, after which Exiles managed to reduce the arrears...

  • Sprightly Sliema out muscle Neptunes

    Sprightly Sliema out muscle Neptunes

    Employing a more effective game-plan based on stringent press and superior muscle, Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate proved to be a sprightlier and more compact lot as they had the better of Neptunes more comfortably than the result indicates. The...

  • Neptunes, Sliema eye early foothold

    The main attraction on the fourth day of this year’s winter league programme is the match between Neptunes Grimaldi and Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate to be played this evening at the National Pool. With two wins from their opening two matches both...

  • Sirens run Neptunes close

    Sirens run Neptunes close

    Any idea Neptunes Grimaldi may have had that their match against Sirens Ritter Sport would be an easy ride, especially after the St Paul’s Bay team were thrashed by San Ġiljan in their opening game, was soon dismissed. Yesterday, the improved...

  • Wins for top contenders

    Wins for top contenders

    There were expected wins for top contenders San Ġiljan AllCare Insurance and Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate when they faced Valletta McDonald’s and Exiles Ferretti on day two of the Winter League Premier Division yesterday. A third session spree...

  • Little sweat for quoted teams

    The three fancied teams in the Premier Division, San Ġiljan Allcare Insurance, Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate and and Neptunes Grimaldi had an easy stroll when disposing of Sirens Ritter Sport, Valletta McDonald’s and Exiles Ferretti respectively...

  • All set for another winter trek

    All set for another winter trek

    Winter waterpolo for 2015 gets under way today as the six Premier League teams, Exiles, Neptunes, San Ġiljan, Sirens, Sliema and Valletta, will be in action at Tal-Qroqq National Pool. The winter trek started in 1994 after the ASA thought of...

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