In the MAPFRE /MSV Life MASTERS PREMIER LEAGUE, DINGLI DESANA and MARSA WHITE STARS dangled the second of their games which was abandoned some days ago due to heavy rain after the first half with Dingli leading 3-1. Like what they did in the first half, DINGLI continued to dominate and merited their important win 8-4. With this win Desana not only made amends for the loss they suffered in the first round and opened the championship title wide open. With such this result Wardija are also now a team to be reckoned with for the title. It will in the end develop in some very interesting games and we might have some deciding games for promotion.
Playing one of their best games, Dingli showed their potential with a complete set of experienced players. Defending well and having a formidable attack they played some attracting moves with Simon Shead the great finisher, scoring no less than six goals and he is almost sure to finish as top scorer of the league. Marsa White Stars tried hard but with Gilbert Scerri well marked they could not keep up with their opponents. With this result Wardija are back in business and we anticipate an interesting finish for the title.
In the CISK MASTERS DIVISION ONE LEAGUE, VALLETTA after suffering their only loss in their last game against Tal-Qroqq, returned to winning ways beating TARGA GAP 7-3 in a game that they dominated. They had already made sure of their intentions in the first half building a good lead of 4-0. In the first quarter after the break, they were 7-0 and it was in the last minutes that they relaxed and Targa Gap had the chance to get their three goals.
JIVAL registered a good win 9-3 beating TAL-QROQQ to make sure that they keep pace with the leaders and they are still with a chance to fight for promotion. Jival lately developed into a strong and determined team. They increased their advantage to 6-0 at the beginning of the second half. It was only late in the game that Tal-Qroqq scored thier goals.
MELITA played their last game to finish their commitments after beating the challenge of ZURRIEQ WOLVES 4-2 in an interesting game and now they have to wait for the last games of Jival to determine their final placing. Melita found it a little difficult to beat the defence and missed the runs and goals of Michael Galea, the top score of the league who was missing. It was Matthew Naudi’s goal at the end and made sure for Melita. Zurrieq Wolves gave everything and offered resistance till the end in a game where sporting spirit was at its best.
STANDINGS: CISK DIVISION ONE MASTERS LEAGUE
VALLETTA 24, MELITA 21, TARGA GAP 13, JIVAL 12, ZURRIEQ WOLVES 10, TAL-QROQQ 9, ZABBAR 1
TOP SCORERS: 23 M. Galea (Melita), 17 A.El Baden (Jival)
STANDINGS: MAPFRE / MSV Life MASTERS PREMIER LEAGUE
18 WARDIJA, MARSA; 15 DINGLI; 9 RABAT; 3 B’KARA, MOSTA
TOP SCORER: 27 S. SHEAD (DINGLI)
Valleta getting near, good win for Zurrieq Wolves
VALLETTA ST. PAULI had a merited win and a double against Melita 8-4 and is getting nearer to win the title in the CISK MASTERS DIVISION ONE LEAGUE. At the beginning one would have expected that Melita would be giving a much harder opposition. They shared play, but before the break Valletta took a lead of 4-2. Melita the team behind them in second place were dominated in the second half and Michael Galea, top scorer of the league so far, was well covered by the Valletta defenders. But he was also very unfortunate on some occasions. Valletta had a player that made all the difference, Gilbert Agius, who not only scored five goals, but was always dangerous whenever he got the ball. He is an exceptional player that is continuing his brilliant career in Masters competitions. But Valletta is not only Gilbert. They form a very strong team and all the players guided by coach Etienne Sammut are well prepared physically. As for Melita in the second half they did not react, and goalkeeper Sean Sullivan was kept very busy and denied Valletta from further goals with some good saves.
ZURRIEQ WOLVES had a good win beating TARGA GAP 7-4, their third win in the league to go joint fourth in the standings. From the first whistle, Zurrieq Wolves gave their intension of being successful and before the break they built an advantage of 4-1. At the beginning of the second half Targa Gap played much better and reduced the score to 4-3, but Zurrieq Wolves quickly reacted and scored three to the one by their opponents. Their player Roderick Caruana was voted as the best player of the game and scored two goals to help his club getting these important three points
VALLETTA - MELITA 8 - 2 VALLETTA: G. Agius 5, E. Farugia, A. Farrugia 2 MELITA: M. Naudi, B. Said
ZURRIEQ WOLVES - TARGA GAP 7 – 4 ŻURRIEQ WOLVES: R. Caruana 2 C. Bezzina 2, K. Vella, M. Camilleri, S. Sadowski
TARGA GAP: K. Coleiro 2, JB Gatt, S. Gingell
STANDINGS: CISK DIVISION ONE MASTERS LEAGUE
VALLETTA 24, MELITA 18, JIVAL 12, TARGA GAP 10, ZURRIEQ WOLVES 10,, TAL-QROQQ 6, ZABBAR 1
TOP SCORERS: 19 M. Galea (Melita), 17 A.El Baden (Jival)
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