They won all four waterpolo competitions, starting off with the winter league, going on to take home the President’s Cup and then completing a memorable season by winning the summer league and the knock-out.
It is the second time in waterpolo history that a club won all four titles available in this sport. Sliema had made it in 1998.
But there’s a difference. San Giljan won all four competitions without a defeat and without even conceding a draw. It was 25 wins from 25 games for the club, a feat that was never achieved before and which cannot be beaten. It can only be matched.
When Sliema won all titles in 1998, they had also played 25 games. But during the course of the season they lost twice and were held to a draw on another occasion.
San Giljan won all their matches, dominating the season right from the start so much so that the summer league was wrapped up in the first week of August, very early in the campaign and with three games to spare.
San Giljan bagged all 45 points at their disposition, winning the competition with a staggering 17-point advantage over runners-up Neptunes. In all, Malta’s top two-winning teams, Sliema and Neptunes, picked up 47 points between them, just two more than San Giljan.
The saints scored 198 goals, nearly doubling the number of goals conceded, 101, ending with an overwhelming 13.2 goals scored per game on average against 6.7. Read More…
SLIEMA FRANK SALT………….7
(3-2), (4-0), (2-2), (3-3)
San Ġiljan Tum Invest capped off a perfect season winning also the BOV knock-out defeating Sliema Frank Salt 12-7. It was a resounding win for the champions who finished the season by winning all their 25 games, winning all competitions, and cementing their place as one of the best ever teams.
Sliema were only in the game during the first period as they took the lead from Jerome Gabarretta, and after Aleksandar Ivovic put San Ġiljan in front with two well-taken goals, Guillermo Molina equalised from penalty. But Aurelien Cousin finished a wonderful action to give his team a one-goal advantage at the end of the first session.
That advantage was consolidated in the second session, as like in the previous games, San Ġiljan dominated the second period, scoring four consecutive goals from four different players to finish the session 7-2 in front.
San Ġiljan were already in the driving seat and their job was only to control the game. They scored twice from Aleksandar Ivovic and Andreas Galea but Sliema managed to react in both occasions, to at least limit the damage.
The champions elevated their level again in the last session, scoring three times from Aurelien Cousin, Ben Plumpton and Aleksandar Ivovic to make the score 12-4. Sliema scored three late goals to make the score more respectable.
San Ġiljan captain Matthew Zammit received the trophy from the BOV Chief Officer Anthony Scicluna in the presence of the ASA President Joe Caruana Curran, as San Ġiljan celebrated yet another trophy. Read More…
The saints dominated the waterpolo season this summer, notching win after win to seal their overall victory with three games to spare.
San Giljan have a 12-point advantage over Neptunes.
The saints have also won the winter league and President’s Cup earlier in the year. Read More…
(3-2), (4-2), (4-2), (4-2)
League leaders San Ġiljan Tum Invest are now one point away from being mathematically champions after they defeated Valletta United 15-8 to keep up their record of winning all games so far. This eleventh win of the league didn’t surprise anyone as San Ġiljan have been superior throughout the whole season. Read More…