White Hart lose first league match

Laferla White Hart   2 – 5   Floriana Young Stars

Young Stars started the game at a gallop and forced three penalty corners in the first five minutes, only being denied the lead by some brilliant goalkeeping courtesy of Ramon Chircop, the White Hart custodian.

The game was played at a cracking pace with end to end stuff the order of the day and on 20 minutes Luke Brincat shot low into the net to send White Hart into a 1 – 0 lead which they held until half time.

The second half provided a different script altogether.   Young Stars were awarded a penalty stroke 38 minutes but Edward Hughes saw his shot from the spot well saved by Chircop.  A minute later they were awarded another penalty stroke and this time Mark Camilleri made no mistake to score Young Stars’ equalizer.   Young Stars then proceeded to dominate the latter stages of the game using the left flank to inflict damage on the White Hart rear guard.   On 44 minutes Camilleri provided a pinpoint cross for Luke Borg Costanzi to affect a simple tap in from close range sending Young stars into a 2 -1 lead.  On 54 minutes Borg Costanzi grabbed his second goal netting a rebound of his own shot to send his team 3 – 1 up.   On 61 minutes Ryan Seychell hit home from the right side of the D and  a minute later he scored his second and Young Stars’ fifth hooking high into the net from close range.   White Hart continued to plug away and a minute from time Charlo Sammut netted to reduce the arrears leaving Young Stars 5 – 2 winners.

Umpires: Andre Ghio and John Williams

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

Substitutes: Robert Vassallo Agius, Abbas Husain, Shawn Mifsud and Carl Tua.

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