Reds’ second half fightback not enough

Laferla White Hart  2 – 5   Qormi

Qormi took the lead in the 7th minute when after White Hart’s custodian Ramon Chircop affected a tremendous point blank save, Gareth Dimech was on hand to hook the rebound from above head height into the net.   On 16 minute Keith Bajada shot Qormi into a 2 – 0 lead and 21 minutes they were awarded a penalty stroke – Juan Sarcia making no mistake to shoot his team into a 3 – 0 lead which they held comfortably until half time.

On 44 minutes Qormi went further ahead when Sarcia grabbed his second and Qormi’s fourth as a result of a penalty corner action.   White Hart, showing  improvement on their first half performance hit back when on 56 minutes Paul Torpiano pushed home from close range to reduce the arrears to 4 – 1 .   On 62 minutes White Hart grabbed their second goal when Alvaro Company Garcia entered the top of the D from the left flank and belted a reverse hit low into the corner of the net.   Just before the final whistle blew Qormi were awarded a penalty corner and Sarcia notched hit hat trick and Qormi’s fifth goal enabling his team to retain their second placing in the league table.

Umpires    Luke Busuttil Leaver     James Mizzi

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