Promising 2nd half display from the Reds

Laferla White Hart     4 – 7     Lightshop Hotsticks

Steve Portelli shot Hotsticks ahead on four minutes with a well placed shot as a result of a penalty corner action.   On eleven minutes, Julian Zahra sent Hotsticks into a 2 -0 lead and three minutes later,  some lax defending allowed Christian Sammut to slot home Hotsticks’ third.   White Hart reacted and on 18 minutes Charlo  Sammut  pulled one back but three minutes later Silas Plaehn netted to send hotsticks into a 4 – 1 lead which they held until the half time whistle blew.

The second half continued in the same vein with Hotsticks dominating proceedings and going further ahead when on 39 minutes Portelli grabbed his second and Hotsticks’ fifth.   A minute later Ryan Dalli netted to further increase Hotsticks’  lead to 6 – 1.   To their credit,  White Hart never gave up and on 47 minutes Glen Bonello netted to  narrow the gap to 6 – 2.    On 55 minutes Sammut scored his second and White Hart’s third for the score to read 6 – 3.   On 65 minutes Hotsticks were awarded a penalty stroke and Shaun Grima made no mistake from the spot to make the score 7 – 3.   Two minutes later Sammut notched his hat trick grabbing White Hart’s fourth goal, the final whistle blowing seeing Hotsticks maintain their four point cushion at the top of the league table.

Umpires   Andre Ghio     James Mizzi

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