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Waterpolo

  • Bold Exiles overcome Valletta to keep hoping

    When Exiles Ferretti scored a dramatic 12-11 victory over Sirens in their previous relegation pool match, hopes were raised among their clan of a volte face in their bid to avoid the bottom place in the Premier Division and a consequent decider...

  • Division One title clash

    The BOV National League resumes this week after a short break for the U-20 Comen Cup. The Division One league campaign concludes tomorrow with a two-match programme. The clash between leaders Marsascala and second-placed Marsaxlokk is likely to...

  • Malta ease past Cyprus

    Malta ease past Cyprus

    Victory for Malta over Cyprus was very much on the cards yesterday. Indeed, the Maltese delivered as they plundered their way past their hapless opponents to reach a landmark 20 goals and in the process secure their expected target of ending their...

  • Mixed results for Malta

    Mixed results for Malta

    Not having to contend with their limitations when confronting the superpowers of continental waterpolo, Malta were involved in a match against a team in the lower echelons of Europe’s second tier at Tal-Qroqq, yesterday morning. It was a test to...

  • Strong Serbs overwhelm Izzo’s team

    Strong Serbs overwhelm Izzo’s team

    Again Malta’s match, against another vastly superior team that grows quality players abundantly like fruit on trees, assumed the proportion of a slaughter of the innocents at the pool in Tal-Qroqq, yesterday. There was nothing the Maltese could do...

  • Malta outgunned by classy Italians

    The U-20 Comen Cup tournament with an experimental set of new regulations in terms of squads, playing units, size of the pitch and the ball, got off to a start at the National Pool, yesterday. Malta faced Italy, one of the foremost waterpolo...

  • Neptunes ace Camilleri makes it two in a row

    Neptunes ace Camilleri makes it two in a row

    Neptunes Grimaldi striker Steve Camilleri has captured his second consecutive BOV player of the month award this season, proof of his consistent fine form and ability to produce outstanding performances in high-pressure matches. Camilleri’s...

  • Experimental Med. Comen Cup U-20 tournament at National Pool

    This year’s Mediterranean Comen Cup tournament for Under-20 national teams, being played in Malta between today and Sunday, will have new playing regulations which are being introduced. However, there will be no changes in the laws of the...

  • Molina and Vapenski keep Saints’ tails up

    Guillermo Molina and Boris Vapenski produced a class act to help San Giljan Crystal Finance to yet another victory over Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate and, as a consequence, put their team closer to the championship title. Beyond the Saints’...

  • Serbia crush Croatia to take world title

    Serbia crush Croatia to take world title

    Serbia won their second world waterpolo championship as an independent nation in an 11-4 rout of traditional rivals Croatia in the final. The Serbians, reigning European champions, stormed back from an early 2-0 deficit and turned the match on its...

  • Saints pass stern Valletta test to reach cup final

    Saints pass stern Valletta test to reach cup final

    This was far from an easy stroll for San Ġiljan Crystal Finance. Yesterday, Valletta McDonalds made them sweat hard for a place in the final of the BOV KO against Neptunes Grimaldi. Indeed, it was a stern test for the Saints as they tried to...

  • Routine win earns holders berth in final

    Routine win earns holders berth in final

    Unlike the other top teams, Neptunes Grimaldi have earned a reputation this season of becoming the bete noir of Sirens Ritter Sport. A routine 14-10 victory over the northerners, which was more emphatic than the score indicates, earned the holders...

  • Balluta Bay rivals look to stay in hunt for KO glory

    Balluta Bay rivals look to stay in hunt for KO glory

    Neptunes Grimaldi and San Ġiljan Crystal Finance Investments are favourites to proceed to the BOV knock-out final as the two heavyweights should prove too strong for their respective opponents, Sirens Ritter Sports and Valletta McDonald’s, in this...

  • Top team pulls clear

    The first matches of the fourth round from the BOV First Division league yesterday had leaders Marsascala Nutrition Empire registering a 19-7 victory over Otters Nivea and Marsaxlokk Fischer reaching the 20-goal mark when defeating Ta’ Xbiex...

  • Saints keep distance after draw

    Saints keep distance after draw

    This was another dour struggle between top of the table teams, San Ġiljan Crystal Finance and Neptunes Grimaldi, with the sides remaining locked on seven goals apiece. The result keeps the Saints two points clear at the top of the table while...

  • Southerners share spoils

    With Marsascala Nutrition Empire sharing the spoils with southern neighbours Marsaxlokk Fischer and Ta’ Xbiex Amigos disposing of Otters Nivea, the three- point gap between the top two teams remained unchanged, with Ta’ Xbiex now a point adrift of...

  • Reds keep their ground in title bid

    Reds keep their ground in title bid

    A clash between the two giants of the local game rarely fails to fill the air with excitement around the pool no matter how big an advantage a team may build initially. Yesterday’s game between Neptunes Grimaldi and Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate...

  • San Ġiljan maintain title momentum

    A charged-up San Ġiljan Crystal Finance kept up their title momentum yesterday when they scored the third win over Sliema Frank Salt Real Estate in the championship trek to extend their lead at the top of the BOV Premier League standings to five...

  • Wins for southerners

    Marsascala Nutrition Empire and Marsaxlokk Fischer registered victories over Ta’ Xbiex Amigos and Otters Nivea respectively in yesterday’s BOV First Division matches, the only fixtures in programme at the National Pool. The results mean that...

  • England Schools win Exiles tournament

    England Schools win Exiles tournament

    The England Schools selection have won the Exiles International Waterpolo Tournament, organised under the auspices of the Aquatic Sport Association (ASA). In the final, played earlier this week, England Schools had the better of the young Malta...

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