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Waterpolo

  • Malta concede third loss in Baku

    The Malta U-17 team ended their Group D commitments in the European Games with an 18-3 defeat to Serbia at the Waterpolo Arena in Baku yesterday. As the scoreline clearly shows, the Serbians were a cut above the Maltese outfit who were already...

  • Slovakia too strong for Malta

    Malta’s U-17 waterpolo team rallied well against Slovakia but their efforts were not enough to prevent a second defeat in Group D as they lost 15-8 (6-1, 2-4, 2-0, 5-3) The Slovakian selection powered through the first quarter, hitting six goals...

  • Reds do it the hard way

    Reds do it the hard way

    Neptunes Grimaldi are fast earning a reputation of making seemingly easy tasks look difficult. In all their matches this summer they had a brisk opening only to start misfiring as the proceedings unfold. They lived up to that billing yesterday...

  • Sliema beat Valletta after late flurry

    Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate could only come good in the last four minutes when they scored six goals and managed to finally pull away from a resilient Valletta McDonald’s to register an otherwise hard-earned 16-11 victory over their gallant...

  • Waterpolo

    This weekend’s fixtures from the BOV National League at the National Pool: Today – Division One 18.15 Ta’ Xbiex Amigos vs Otters Nivea. Premier Division 19.30 Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate vs Valletta McDonald’s. Tomorrow – Premier Division 16.45...

  • Comfortable victories for Reds and Saints

    Neptunes Grimaldi and San Ġiljan Crystal Finance scored easy victories over Exiles Ferretti and Valletta McDonald’s respectively in yesterday’s two Premier League matches. The Reds had a good opportunity to go on a rehabilitation course when they...

  • Sirens, Blues share spoils in pulsating encounter

    Unlike football, waterpolo is not tagged as the ‘beautiful game’. But what it lacks in clean qualities is made up for in drama. Yesterday’s duel between Sirens Ritter Sport and Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate fitted this bill perfectly. It was end...

  • Young Kai wants to maintain Dowling legacy in waterpolo

    Young Kai wants to maintain Dowling legacy in waterpolo

    Sliema’s latest addition to their waterpolo fold is Kai Dowling who aims to carry on his father’s legacy as he started off a new season donning the famous blue cap of the Għar id-Dud team. “There is something special about keeping the Dowling...

  • Saints stay the pace better to beat Reds

    Saints stay the pace better to beat Reds

    San Ġiljan Crystal Finance earned a deserved ovation from their supporters after they had the better of neighbours Neptunes Grimaldi in yesterday’s match of the day. A slightly longer bench and thus more judicious use of their middle order units...

  • City team have last say to beat Sirens

    City team have last say to beat Sirens

    Valletta McDonald’s managed to collect all the spoils at the expense of Sirens Ritter Sport in a close contest marked by fluctuating fortunes which had the scoreline alternating especially in the middle sessions. The City team played a sound...

  • Teams braced for exciting trek

    Teams braced for exciting trek

    The National Pool will be splashing with activity as the ball is set rolling today for the 2015 national championship, a trek which comes to an end on August 31. The piece de resistance will be the Premier Division with the participation of six...

  • Ambitious San Ġiljan ready to fight for the honours

    Ambitious San Ġiljan ready to fight for the honours

    Showing off their ammunition prior to the league opener against fierce rivals Neptunes tomorrow evening, San Ġiljan ASC secretary Leonard Bonello said the club is “ready to fight for honours”. The club is looking to build on their positive Winter...

  • Blues’ comeback sinks Neptunes

    Blues’ comeback sinks Neptunes

    As expected this was another pulsating clash, a very close President’s Cup contest resolved in extremis in favour of the team that had a longer bench and thus made wider use of their players. One cannot deny that Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate’s...

  • Blues, Reds in season’s first head-to-head clash

    This evening two of the heavyweights of Maltese waterpolo, Neptunes and Sliema, will be involved in their first head-to-head clash of the 2015 summer season in the President’s Cup, now in its 20th edition. This match, played between the champions...

  • Waterpolo tournament for schools

    Waterpolo tournament for schools

    The Sport Promotion Unit (SPU) held its first inter-school waterpolo tournament and swimming competition at the National Pool a few days ago. Secondary school students took part in the waterpolo tournament while the swimming events were open to...

  • Reds win tournament

    Neptunes Grimaldi won this year’s edition of the pre-season Exiles tournament played at the Neptunes pitch over the weekend. The Reds collected six points, followed by Exiles Ferretti on three, with Marsaxlokk Fischer finishing last. It was...

  • Malta beaten 9-7 by Austria in 3rd place play-off

    Malta 7Austria 9 (3-4, 3-1, 0-1, 1-3) Austria placed third at the FINA Development Trophy tournament after beating Malta 9-7 at the Shiroudi Stadium in Tehran, yesterday. Austria won the opening session 4-3 but Malta hit back to take a 6-5 lead at...

  • Malta in bronze medal play-off after Kuwait win

    Malta completed their group commitments in the World Development Tournament on a winning note after they had the better of Kuwait 9-7 in Tehran yesterday. The win handed Karl Izzo’s men a place in today’s bronze medal play-off against Iran or...

  • Uruguay beat Malta 11-9 to reach final in Tehran

    Uruguay will be playing in the waterpolo final of the World Development Tournament in Tehran, Iran, after beating Malta 11-9 (4-1, 1-2, 3-4, 3-2) in a tight Group A match, yesterday. Victory meant the South Americans finished top of the standings...

  • Saints confirm Molina, Vapenski signings

    BOV Premier League club San Ġiljan Allcare this week confirmed that they will have two star foreign players in their ranks for the summer championship. The Saints, without a national league title since 1995, will be spurred by Spanish national...

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