Reds narrowly beaten by Qormi

White Hart   1 – 2   Qormi

Qormi scored two goals in as many minutes very early in the match and this conditioned the outcome as White Hart faced an uphill task from then onwards.   On 8 minutes Thomas Degiovanni shot Qormi into a 1 -0 lead with a crisp shot from the top of the D and within two minutes Ayrton Falzon doubled their lead hitting home from the far left side of the D.    Qormi kept up the pressure on White Hart’s defence but did not avail themselves of another four penalty corner opportunities up to half time.

The second half continued in the same vein but White Hart came out of their defensive shell more often counterattacking on the occasions they won the ball back in their defensive positions.  Qormi kept on missing penalty corner opportunities also due to some excellent goalkeeping by White Hart’s custodian, Robert Vassallo Agius who definitely contributed to defying Qormi in increasing their score.   On 53 minutes White Hart were awarded a penalty corner and from the resultant action David Agius prodded home from close range to reduce the arrears.    This boosted White Hart’s expectations, and as the clock ran down both teams tried hard to increase their tally but the final whistle blew leaving Qormi 2 -1  winners.

Umpires: Luke Busuttil Leaver and Nathan Galea

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