White Hart honours 3 stalwarts

On Friday evening White Hart celebrated the hard work and commitment of 3 great servants of the club.  Patrick Meli and Tony Azzopardi have retired from the game this year but over the decades they have contributed immensely in the running of the club.  Both of them were important players and won many honours for the club.  Apart from that both of them were involved in important roles within the club and helped it to progress throughout these years.

On a bittersweet note White Hart also said a big thank you to Hannah Chisolm for her work during the past three years.  During this time Hannah has reorganised the junior section of the club and helped with the organising of numerous events.  Her contribution will be surely missed as she is due to return to her homeland in the next few days.  We’re sure that Hannah will still be an important member of our club even from far away.

7-a-side match ends all square

wh-vs-fysLaferla White Hart 2          Floriana YS 2

White Hart earned a point in the first match of this season’s 7-a-side league. Goals from David Agius and Hannah Chisolm saw the reds start the season on a positive note. It was all the more special for Hannah who has scored a goal in her final match for White Hart before returning to the UK. Everyone at White Hart wishes her all the best for the future and a huge thanks for all the hard work in the running of the club.

Standing: Luke Brincat, Peter Flynn, Robert Vassallo Agius, Jonathan Pace, Jamie Sciberras and Ryan Agius. 1st row: Matthias Ellul, David Agius, Rebecca Mifsud, Hannah Chisolm and Yanica Caruana Dingli.

White Hart miss out on Semi final spot


Laferla White Hart   0          Rabat Depiro   1

This was a do or die encounter, the winner qualifying for the semi final place along with Lightshop Hotsticks, Young Stars and Qormi Poiatti.   Both teams started at a gallop with White Hart enjoying territorial advantage against a well-marshalled Rabat defence, the latter operating with fast breakaways down the flanks.    By the 12th  minute both teams had squandered penalty corner opportunities, play developing into a mid field battle with close marking not allowing the execution of dangerous moves in the final third of the pitch.   On 29 minutes White Hart were awarded two penalty corners in succession but did not take advantage and Rabat also just missed going ahead on the stroke of half time, the score remaining deadlocked at 0 – 0.

Tactical changes were evident during the course of the second half, White Hart’s David Agius moving from the heart of the defence into a mid field position  to counter Rabat’s direct route to goal by long passes straight into the D.   Play became rather frantic  and errors increased as both teams strove hard to break the opposition’s defence.   On 56 minutes Rabat went into a 1-0 lead when after only the second penalty corner award in their favour Shawn Falzon hit a bullet into the net    White Hart who had been on the defensive using counter attacks down the right flank which were proving a danger to the Rabat defence failed to capitalize on a few crosses which went a begging.  On 33 minutes  they were awarded a penalty corner but their effort crept past the far post, the final whistle blowing with Rabat securing their place in the semi final.

Umpires     John Williams   Andre  Ghio

White Hart lose tie against Qormi


Laferla White Hart   1     Qormi Poiatti   5

Qormi drew first blood on 11 minutes when Kyle Micallef shot them ahead as a result of a penalty corner action.    White Hart reacted with counter attacks down the flanks , although Qormi enjoyed territorial advantage overall.    On 26 minutes White Hart equalised when Charlo Sammut pounced on a loose ball during a melee inside the D and pushed home.  Both teams then did not take advantage of penalty corners awarded to them and  half time was reached with the score unchanged at 1 – 1.

After Qormi had hit the post on 43 minutes it was Micallef who notched his second two minutes later to send Qormi  to a 2 -1 lead.    The game remained a balanced affair with both teams missing penalty corner opportunities until Qormi scored two goals in the space of two minutes – the first on 56 minutes when Zachary Degiovanni scored to send his team into a 3 -1 lead and the second three minutes later when Juan Sarcia converted a penalty stroke to extend his team’s lead to 4 – 1.   This killed the game as a contest and on 65 minutes John Williams pushed home from close range to register a 5 – 1 victory for his side.

Umpires   Reno Cremona   Edward Hughes

White Hart suffer heavy defeat in their first match


Laferla White Hart   0          Qormi Poiatti    7

Qormi dominated this match from start to finish, easily overcoming a depleted  White Hart side.     They went ahead on 6 minutes when Juan Sarcia netted as a result of a penalty corner action hitting the ball  off the post  into the bottom corner.   Ayrton Falzon grabbed Qormi’s second on 12 minutes when he scored from an acute angle.   After White Hart’s David Agius cleared a certain goal bound effort off the line, Qormi went into a  3- 0 lead on 28 minutes when Keith Bajada lashed onto to a clearance and slotted home.   White Hart’s custodian Ramon Chricop denied Qormi going further ahead with a couple of blinding saves, Qormi maintaining the three goal lead at half time.

After a quiet start to the second half, when Qormi seemed content to control the match by retaining possession ,  on 49 minutes Chircop  made four point blank saves in succession to further deny Qormi.   Two minutes later Qormi were awarded a penalty stroke and again  Chircop denied Sarcia adding to his tally.   Sarcia then scored his second and Qormi’s fourth on 54 minutes as a result of a penalty corner action.  On 57 minutes Qormi were then awarded another penalty stroke and Sarcia netted to notch his hat trick and send his team 5- 0 up.    John Williams netted Qormi’s sixth on 60 minutes and Zachary de Giovanni rounded up the score on the stroke of time to give his side a 7-0 victory.

Umpires    Reno Cremona  Manuel Imbroll