White Hart 1 – 4 The Lightshop Hotsticks
Hotsticks applied early pressure but were unable to break down the White Hart defence in spite of winning three penalty corner awards in the first 14 minutes. However on 17 minutes Jonathan Borg shot home from the top of the D after a penalty corner award had been initially cleared. A period of balanced play followed with White Hart striving to break through down their left flank and they equalized on the stroke of half time through a Glen Bonello effort.
Using their customary possession tactics, Hotsticks dominated the second half but did not avail themselves of three penalty corner awards but went ahead on 47 minutes when Shawn Grima fired them into a 2 -1 lead. On 54 minutes Alessandro Amore netted to send his team 3 – 1 up and Borg grabbed his second goal to net Hotsticks fourth on the stroke of time.
Umpires: Edward Hughes and Nathan Galea
Starting Line-up: Ramon Chircop, Jamie Sciberras, Rebecca Mifsud, Paul Torpiano, Luke Brincat, David Agius, Michael Bugeja, Andrew Beane, Charlo Sammut, Glen Bonello and Andrew Monaghan.
Substitutes: Dieter Grunewald