Georgia on maximum points after round two

09 Jun. 2019

Georgia on maximum points after round two

The hosts of the 3rd IHF Emerging Nations Championship delighted their home crowd with a dominant display versus Malta, taking their second victory in their second match after a one-sided 60 minutes on Sunday. With the win, Georgia joined Bulgaria on four points at the top of the Group B table.

Malta vs Georgia 13:39 (7:16)

The fact that three players tallied six goals or more – Nikoloz Kalandadze (six goals at 100%), Giorgi Tskhovrebadze (six goals) and Giorgi Arvelodi Dikhaminjia (eight goals) – was a clear sign of Georgia’s dominance in attack in their round two clash. The victory for the hosts was never in doubt, and at the final whistle Georgia earned a decisive win that kept them unbeaten at their home Emerging Nations Championship.

Malta kept pace through the first 15 minutes, 4:6, before Georgia began to run away from their opponents completely. After the first quarter, Georgia recorded a 10:3 run through the rest of the first period that meant the outcome was essentially decided by half-time.

While everything clicked perfectly into place for Georgia, Malta had to work hard for each goal. Malta fought valiantly but did not reach the 10-goal mark until the 50th minute, when Georgia were clearly on their way to victory.

Players of the match:
Georgia: Nikoloz Kalandadze
Malta: Jacques Seifret