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Waterpolo

  • France prevail against improved Maltese

    Although showing better fighting qualities and refusing to be outdone in terms of swimming, Malta’s cadets were unable to avoid a 14-4 defeat against a superior French team for whom Cedric Rocchietta was the top scorer with four goals. Despite...

  • Spain sweep past fragile Malta

    Not unexpectedly, Malta were outclassed when facing the might of Spain in their opening Group B match of the European Junior Championships, at Tal-Qroqq, yesterday. The final 19-2 result, in favour of the visitors, mirrored the gap in class...

  • Neptunes maintain winning streak as higher goals are sought

    ‘Red Devils’ read one of the streamers put up by the Neptunes Emirates supporters during their vital league clashes against San Ġiljan Sir Alex this summer. Indeed, the fear factor instilled by the devil was very much in evidence in the ranks of...

  • Malta juniors to face Euro elite

    Teams from 16 countries will be taking part in the 2013 European Junior Championships which are being held at the National Pool, Tal-Qroqq between tomorrow and September 15. Addressing a media call yesterday, ASA president Joe Caruana Curran spoke...

  • Season marked by keen competitions says ASA secretary

    With the 2013 local waterpolo competitions just archived, ASA secretary general Marco Manara’s views on a largely eventful season could not have been more appropriate given his extensive knowledge of the game which is now spilling to...

  • Neptunes win 22nd title

    Unfortunately a bright season ended on a most negative note when the much-awaited decider between Neptunes Emirates and San Ġiljan Sir Alex was abandoned less than a second from time, with the Reds leading 9-7 yesterday. The incident which sparked...

  • Balluta Bay rivals clash for title

    When the ASA of Malta introduced a new format to the National League in spring, it was announced that the revamp had been effected for the benefit of the game and that the organisers were still open to other changes in future. Judging by the way...

  • Exiles taste first victory

    In a match which only had statistical records at stake, Exiles Ferretti picked their first spoils of the season at the expense of Sirens Ritter Sport, thus ending their league commitments on a satisfactory note after their 15-11 victory. More...

  • Saints on verge of title glory as Neptunes look to force decider

    San Ġiljan Sir Alex are one match away from ending their 18-year wait for the national league title. If they avoid defeat in tomor-row’s top-of-the-table clash with Neptunes Emirates, the Saints will seal their ninth championship, a scenario that...

  • Blues end season with easy win

    After landing silverware when securing the BOV Cup last Tuesday, Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate brought the curtains down to their season when they beat Sirens Ritter Sport comfortably in yesterday’s second match on the card. Their edge was beyond...

  • Saints set up grand finale

    There was no stopping San Ġiljan Sir Alex yesterday as they scored their expected win over Exiles Ferretti even if their victory margin was closer than they expected. Sensing that championship success could be behind the door, the Saints won the...

  • San Ġiljan guard against complacency before decisive Reds clash

    San Ġiljan Sir Alex will be wary not to underestimate their modest opponents and be complacent this evening as they play wooden spoonists Exiles Ferretti on their return to action after almost two weeks since their last league match. As things...

  • Dramatic penalty shoot-out gives Sliema the verdict in tight final

    In a match which had the big crowd with their hearts in their mouth, Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate had the last laugh at the expense of Neptunes Emirates in a dramatic penalty shoot-out which was resolved on a total of 17-16 in their favour after...

  • Double delight for dominant Citizens

    Valletta United overcame the challenge of Division One knock-out holders Marsascala Mor€ yesterday to wrest the prize from the southseaders and thus make it a double delight in a high-successful season. Valletta owed their victory to sound...

  • Old-time rivals clash in final

    The ASA of Malta expects another full house this evening at the National Pool as the summer season continues to reach a peak with the BOV KO finals for clubs from the First Division and Premier League. The main contenders in the second-tier...

  • Neptunes’ minimum enough to beat Sirens

    Neptunes Emirates, far from supercharged, were good enough to consign Sirens Ritter Sport to a 15-8 defeat, a result which paves the way to what could be a showdown play-off for the title, given that they overcome neighbours San Ġiljan Sir Alex at...

  • Blues’ guns too heavy for Exiles

    With statistical records and prestige only at stake, Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate breezed through to score a huge 23-11 victory over bottom-placed Exiles Ferretti, yesterday. The Blues’ game-plan, based on closed marking and fast-forward...

  • Sliema seek to maintain their sharpness ahead of KO final

    Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate finally got their act together last weekend with a great comeback win over Neptunes Emirates. Their victory did a huge favour to San Ġiljan Sir Alex, now sole leaders in the standings, and also sent a high dose of...

  • Gabarretta and Sciortino players of the month

    Jerome Gabarretta, of Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate, and Valletta United goalkeeper Ryan Sciortino are the BOV waterpolo players of the month for July. An instinctive attacker, Gabarretta distinguished himself with the national team at the...

  • Sliema’s great comeback earns them a dramatic win

    Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate conjured an astonishing last-session recovery to send Neptunes Emirates reeling to their second defeat of the season which leaves the champions in second place, three points behind San Ġiljan Sir Alex. The Blues were...

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