Sirens beat Sliema to take third place

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(1-1), (2-2), (3-3), (1-5)

A resilient Sirens side was the key factor in an emphatic win for Sergio Afric’s men, as they defeated Sliema Frank Salt 11-7 with a brilliant last session to finish in third place for the first time in nine seasons. A result that showed the progress made by Sirens in the last years, and this position needs to serve as a stepping stone for Sirens to fight for honours in the future.

Sliema closed a tough league campaign in the worst mode as they again failed to challenge for the title. The problems in Sliema’s team were again evident, as they lacked concentration and at important times in the game they weren’t working as a team enough. Now, Sliema have to group themselves if they don’t won to be humiliated by San Ġiljan next week in the knock-out finali.

The game kept going back and forth till the beginning of the third session, as Sliema went in front four times, but in every occasion, Sirens responded from Clint Mercieca, Christian Presciutti and a brace by David Cutajar respectively.

Sliema managed to take a two-goal from Zach Mizzi and Jamie Gambin and things seemed to be going their way as Sirens missed also a great opportunity in front of the post. But Sirens were resilient enough to respond and after David Cutajar scored from the right side, John Brownrigg equalised, lobbing over Ryan Coleiro after the Sliema defence was caught on one foot.

Sirens took the lead for the first time from Presciutti, but this time it was Sliema’s turn to equalise from centre Gabarretta. But after Presciutti made the score 8-7, Sliema lost all concentration, losing also their coach Bogdan Rath who was sent-off. Isaiah Riolo scored twice from the right side to close the affair, and Christian Presciutti sealed the three points with a late goal, amongst the joy of Sergio Afric, and Vice-President John Farrugia.

Sliema: R. Coleiro, J. Gabarretta (2), E. Aquilina (2), C. Cluett, G. Molina (1), K. Dowling, M. Spiteri Staines, L. Galea, J. Gambin (1), M. Meli, Z. Mizzi (1), B. Cachia, Z. Sciberras

Sirens: N. Grixti, J. Zerafa Gregory, C. Presciutti (4), J. Sciberras, M. Grech, I. Riolo (2), C. Mercieca (1), D. Cutajar (3), J. Napier, J. Brownrigg (1), M. Sciberras, J. Ciantar, O. Gauci

Referees: Mario Dalli, Alessandro Roberti



link – Malta Independent


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