Beach Soccer: Naxxar Lions stay top

Naxxar Lions maintained the first place of the Nestle Ice Cream Beach Soccer League table after winning another two games.

The Lions beat Birżebbuġa Tigers 8-2 in a game which they dominated. Yessous Camilleri netted a poker while Nicholas Schembri scored twice with John Paul Zammit and Lee Joe Schembri scoring the other two goals. Lydon Cuschieri and Noel Tabone replied for Birżebbuġa Tigers.

Naxxar Lions went on to beat La Playa de Arena 3-1. Lydon Micallef, Marcelo Dias and Nicholas Schembri scored for the Lions with Pak King Lee scoring La Playa de Arena’s consolation goal.

Hamrun and Birżebbuġa Tigers are second in the standings with six points.

The Red/Blacks beat Ta’ Xbiex Sports Club 4-1. David Emmanuel Garba stood out for Hamrun as he scored a hat-trick with Faisal Alnakoou scoring the other goal. Dunstan Zarb scored the only goal for Ta’ Xbiex.

On the other hand, Birżebbuġa Tigers made up for the defeat to Naxxar, beating Ta’ Xbiex 7-3. Nigel Spiteri scored a double while Brandon Bray, Noel Tabone, John Paul Barbara, Kayne Haber and Lydon Cuschieri scored the other goals. Saturday Nanapere, Antoine Barbara and Ryan Dalli scored for Ta’ Xbiex.

Ta’ Xbiex claimed their first points in a 6-5 win over Sliema 6-5. Zvezdan Vukovic, Saturday Nanapere and Koiba Desire scored two goals each with Shalon Diacono, Andrea Coppola, Matthew Agius, Vincenzo Margiotta and Simone Palma scoring for the Blues.

In a very balanced game, La Playa de Arena beat Sliema 5-4 after the penalty shoot-out. The score in regular time was 4-4 with Vincenzo Margiotta and Simone Palma scoring twice each. Indrek Palm, Andre Cutajar and a brace by Mantas Makutunevicius provided the goals for La Playa de Arena.


Naxxar Lions 12, Ħamrun, Birżebbuġa Tigers 6, La Playa de Arena 5, Ta’ Xbiex Sports Club 3, Sliema Beach Soccer 0.

Fri 17-May 18:30 Hamrun Beach Soccer – Birzebbuga Tigers
Fri 17-May 20:00 Naxxar Lions Beach Soccer – La Playa de Arena

Sun 19-May 09:00 La Playa de Arena – Birzebbuga Tigers
Sun 19-May 10:30 Naxxar Lions Beach Soccer – Hamrun Beach Soccer

Mon 20-May 18:30 Sliema Beach Soccer – Birzebbuga Tigers
Mon 20-May 20:00 Ta’ Xbiex SC – La Playa de Arena