White Hart knocked out in the semis

White Hart   0 – 3   Qormi

Qormi dominated this encounter territorially but White Hart gave them a run for their money and were only beaten by two late strikes at the end of the game.   Nevertheless Qormi squandered nineteen penalty corner awards and were denied by top class goalkeeping of the White Hart custodian Ramon Chircop.   In fact White Hart’s defence was well marshaled by David Agius and on 20 minutes they even created a scoring opportunity of their own.   On 32 minutes Keith Calleja shot a bullet from the right side of the D which was initially parried by Chircop but squeezed in over the line to put Qormi 1 – 0 ahead, a lead they held until half time.

 

Qormi continued to exert pressure down the right flank with the Degiovanni brothers prominent.     Tired legs and frayed nerves came to the fore and as the clock ran down gaps started to open on both sides.   White Hart threw caution to the wind to try to grab an equaliser and this proved their downfall in the end as on 61 minutes Kurt Grixti grabbed Qormi’s second with his shot from the centre of the D and two minutes before the final whistle Kyle Micallef netted Qormi’s third to seal their place in the final .

Umpires:   James Mizzi and Nathan Galea

Starting Line-up: Ramon Chircop, Jamie Sciberras, Daniel Micallef, David Agius, Andrew Beane, Luke Brincat, Michael Bugeja, Charlo Sammut, Glen Bonello, Andrew Monaghan and Shawn Mifsud.

Substitutes: Robert Vassallo Agius, Peter Flynn, Carl Tua, Rebecca Mifsud.