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Cardiff Demons pair in Malta victory

10th June 2012, 07:37

Cardiff Demons pair in Malta victory

Cardiff Demons' duo Shaun Bartlett and Joey Davies were in the Malta side on Saturday helping them to a 24-12 win over Denmark in the first leg of the 2012 Dove Men+Care International Series in Hamrun, Malta.

Cardiff Demons' duo Shaun Bartlett and Joey Davies were in the Malta side on Saturday helping them to a 24-12 win over Denmark in the first leg of the 2012 Dove Men+Care International Series in Hamrun, Malta.

 

Both made significant contributions to the win. Bartlett was on the scoresheet, going over the line the 50th minute while Davies was powerful in the Maltese pack despite being sinbinned a minute before half-time.

 

Denmark’s Viiga Lima scored a brace of tries to see the Scandinavians 12-4 up at half-time after Shaun Gilmour broke through on the left flank to open the scoring for Malta after a quarter of an hour.

 

The Maltese commenced a rout in the second stanza, Sliema Stompers winger Von Brockdorff scoring in the corner before Bartlett gave Malta to the lead after 50 minutes.


After an awkward afternoon with the boot, Malta switched goalkickers three times before Dylan Frendo was able to land two conversions, the first giving Malta a lead they would never give up.

 

A barrage of penalties against the Danes saw Malta aim to put the match beyond doubt but an attempt at goal by Sam Keep in the 75thminute cracked off the uprights and Denmark dived on the ball in front of their own line.

 

The game was beyond doubt when Eugene Hanrahan was dismissed for a professional foul and Sliema Stompers debutant Ed Willis sent the Maltese into victory mode two minutes from time when he scored out wide, Parkinson unable to add the extras.