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Waterpolo

  • Neptunes thrive to take pole position

    After Sliema’s failure to have the better of Sirens on Tuesday, Neptunes Grimaldi were odds on favourites to beat Valletta McDonald’s and in so doing take sole leadership of the BOV Premier League at the end of the first round. The Balluta Bay...

  • San Ġiljan go top as Sirens deny Blues

    San Ġiljan Salini Resort profited from Sliema Betsson’s slip against Sirens Ritter Sport in yesterday’s second match to go top of the table after an emphatic 19-10 victory over Exiles Jet Freight. The result put them on top of the table one point...

  • Controversial decision

    Reference is made to the report published in Times of Malta on Wednesday on the waterpolo match between Neptunes Grimaldi and Sliema Betsson. In particular, we feel it is pertinent to clarify circumstances relating to the crucial incident referred...

  • Saints back to winning ways

    Saints back to winning ways

    San Giljan Salini Resort were on a rehabilitation mission after the hiding they got at the hands of Neptunes in their last match. Although they found Valletta McDonald’s team bubbling with confidence after the City team’s recent upsurge, the...

  • Status quo maintained as derby ends dramatically

    A dramatic finale in the big match of the day left joint leaders Sliema Betsson and Neptunes Grimaldi on an even keel after the contest ended on eight goals apiece. Yesterday, there was a dramatic ending to the proceedings. Sliema were about to...

  • Reds, Blues vie for early supremacy

    Reds, Blues vie for early supremacy

    Today’s derby between Neptunes Grimaldi and Sliema Betsson comes at an early stage in this summer’s BOV National League but the two big rivals of the local game will again be fully charged to win and claim sole leadership in the standings. With...

  • Superb Reds leave San Ġiljan muted

    Superb Reds leave San Ġiljan muted

    An impeccable performance by Neptunes, reminiscent of their five-year streak of championship wins from 2010 to 2014, left current title holders San Ġiljan muted and gasping for breath, yesterday. The Reds’ dismantling of their neighbours tore to...

  • Jittery Blues leave it late

    Although Sliema Betsson woke up to their responsibilities late in the game and only pulled clear in the final three minutes after leading only by one goal on 7-6, Exiles Jet Freight should be commended for a gallant performance which frustrated...

  • Honours are shared in titanic duels

    Honours are shared in titanic duels

    Yesterday’s two top division clashes turned out to be titanic duels which ended with the sharing of spoils. The match between San Ġiljan Salini Resort and Sliema Betsson produced waterpolo at its best to leave those present with their hearts in...

  • Valletta beat Exiles

    Valletta McDonald’s and Ta’ Xbiex Amigos got off to their first win of the season yesterday when they had the better of Exiles Jet Freight and Otters Nivea 13-8 and 11-9, respectively. In the Premier Division clash Valletta displayed a more varied...

  • Positive start for fancied teams

    Six teams made their league debut yesterday with Marsaxlokk Fischer beating Otters Nivea 18-7 in the First Division and Neptunes Grimaldi and San Ġiljan Salini Resort having the better of Exiles Jet Freight and Sirens Ritter Sport 16-8 and 11-4...

  • Sliema off to a positive start

    The BOV Premier and First Division championships got off to a start yesterday evening with Sliema Betsson facing Valletta McDonald’s and Ta’ Xbiex Amigos up against Marsascala Nutrition Empire. In the top division match Sliema ran out deserved...

  • Lanzon, Camilleri honoured by ASA

    Recently, the Aquatic Sports Association (ASA) presented two Neptunes players, Niki Lanzon and Steve Camilleri, with mementos in recognition of their massive contribution to Maltese waterpolo. ASA president Joe Caruana Curran presented a plaque to...

  • Saints land President’s Cup

    Saints land President’s Cup

    At the end of yesterday’s President’s Cup match, San Ġiljan Salini Resort must have been relieved to prevail against an obdurate and tactically disciplined Neptunes Grimaldi side and thus land the President’s Cup after edging their opponents by...

  • Teams’ prospects as season takes off with President’s Cup

    Teams’ prospects as season takes off with President’s Cup

    The summer waterpolo season will get off the blocks today with the match for the Sports Journalists Cup between Marsascala and Marsaxlokk at 6.15pm followed by the President’s Cup at 7.30pm between champions San Ġiljan and Neptunes. On Friday, the...

  • Serbia’s Cuk to play for Sliema in ASA Premier Division

    Serbia’s Cuk to play for Sliema in ASA Premier Division

    Sliema Aquatic Sports Club have announced Marko Cuk as their foreign player for the upcoming summer season. The Serbian needs no introduction to the local scene having represented San Ġiljan in the early stages of his career as well as Exiles last...

  • Camilleri again tops scorers’ chart at Ortigia

    Camilleri again tops scorers’ chart at Ortigia

    Steve Camilleri’s astonishing scoring spree is rolling on relentlessly after he again ended the 2015-16 season as his team’s top scorer when playing for the Sicilian side CC Ortigia in Italy’s elite division. Completing his eighth season in the...

  • Three in a row for St Thomas More College girls’ team

    Three in a row for St Thomas More College girls’ team

    The girls’ waterpolo team representing St Thomas More College, Sta Luċija, have won the Inter-schools Tournament for the third year in succession. The team took part in the competition held recently over two days at the National Pool Complex,...

  • Malta beat odds to lift title

    Malta beat odds to lift title

    South Africa 13Malta 14 (4-5, 3-2, 2-3, 4-4) Tiny Malta’s name is surely ringing a bell in European waterpolo circles. This is certainly the belief of many followers of the game after yet another honour when wresting the EU Nations Waterpolo Cup...

  • Malta qualifies for final

    Malta qualifies for final

    The powerful left-hander Matthew Zammit was again in an irresistible vein yesterday as he helped Malta obtain a berth in the EU Nations Waterpolo Cup final against South Africa, winners of Group A. His seven-goal bonanza and a spurt of goals in...

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