Qormi Daikin 3 – 0 White Hart

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Qormi dominated this encounter from start to finish, making their way through to the final of the Challenge Cup. The Yellows swarmed the opposition in their own half, forcing them to clear through aerials and hits. After squandering several goal-scoring opportunities, Qormi went ahead thanks to a Keith Calleja hit from the top of the dee proving too strong for the goalkeeper, bouncing off his body and into the net.

Qormi continued to exert pressure down the right flank with the DeGiovanni brothers prominent. The Reds were bound to crack after being pressured for the whole match, with Kurt Grixti picking up where he left off from the previous day and firing a low shot into the net after Thomas Degiovanni made his way into the dee.

Some great work down the left wing by Juan Sarcia and Kyle Micallef led to the final goal, with fast one-two play to beat defenders, and Ayrton Falzon to provide the final touch to put the ball into the back of the net.

Starting Line Up: S.Mifsud, J.Williams, G.Dimech, J.Cuschieri, J.Sarcia, Z.DeGiovanni, K.Calleja, T.DeGiovanni, K.Micallef, S.Tanti, A.Falzon

Used Subs: A.Cauchi, K.Bajada, K.Grixti,S.Dimech, J.Pace

Qormi now face Sliema in the Challenge Cup Final, which will be played on Sunday 19th November at 11 a.m.

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Qormi Daikin 3 – 4 Floriana YS

Young Stars bounced back with a vengeance after receiving a drubbing from Qormi during their last meeting two weeks ago. No one could envisage the outcome of this thriller when both teams gave no quarter with Young Stars emerging winners by the odd goal in seven and Qormi missing an equalizer at the death literally by the width of a crossbar.

After a studious start by both teams, on 8 minutes Young Stars went ahead when Mark Camilleri netted as a result of a penalty corner action. Qormi reacted immediately and on 12 minutes were awarded a penalty corner but were denied by Young Stars keeper Waylin Abdilla who managed to tip a ball over the bar from a close-range shot.

Midfield play dominated thereafter but on 22 minutes Young Stars went further ahead when Martijn Post netted. The halftime whistle sounding with Young Stars retaining their 2–0 lead.

The second half provided all the fireworks. On 42 minutes Kyle Micallef hit a tremendous drive from the centre of the D high into the net to reduce the arrears. On 45 minutes Young Stars took a 3-1 lead when Post grabbed his second shooting low into the net from a penalty corner action.

The drama was yet to unfold. On 58 minutes Young Stars were awarded a penalty stroke but Edward Hughes hit the post from the penalty spot. Two minutes later Qormi were awarded a penalty stroke and Sarcia hit high into the net reducing Young Stars lead to 3–2. On 65 minutes Thomas Degiovanni equalised for Qormi from a penalty corner action. Nervousness now abounded and infringements became the order of the day but three minutes from time Young Stars were awarded a penalty corner and Post grabbed his hat-trick to send his team into a 4-3 lead which they hung on to until the final whistle.

Starting Line Up: J.Farrugia, K.Bajada, A.Cauchi, G.Dimech, J.Sarcia, J.Cuschieri, Z.DeGiovanni, K.Grixti, T.DeGiovanni, S.Tanti, K.Micallef

Used Subs: S.Mifsud, C.Gatt, J.Williams, K.Calleja, J.Pace

The Yellows emerge winners of the group, scoring nine goals in two matches.
As always, thanks for your support.
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Qormi Daikin 6 – 0 Floriana Youngstars

After having triumphed in the Super Cup last week nobody expected that Young Stars would be so soundly beaten by Qormi in their first encounter this season.

After a studious start Qormi were probing the Young Stars defence and dominating possession without breaching their lines but they went ahead on 12 minutes when Thomas Degiovanni beat three players to give Kyle Micallef an open goal, shooting Qormi into a 1 – 0 lead. They went further ahead on 20 minutes when Juan Sarcia slotted home as a result of a penalty corner action. On 25 minutes Shamison Mifsud affected a diving save to keep his goal intact, the half-time whistle blowing with Qormi retaining their two-goal lead.

No one imagined the fare the second half would produce. On 38 minutes Juan Sarcia fired a pass into the Dee, with Steve Tanti on hand to deflect it into the roof of the net, putting Qormi into a 3-0 lead. He then scored his second on 47 minutes to shoot his team into a 4-0 lead. The captain grabbed his hat-trick a few minutes later, after deflecting a reverse hit by Keith Calleja, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance. Juan Sarcia added his second in the final minutes, after firing a rocket hit from mid-air into the net after the Floriana’s custodian saved his first shot, burying the ball in the goal.

The second leg of the fixture will be played in two-weeks time. Thank you all for the support.
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Qormi HC Winners of the Anthony G. Tabone Memorial Cup

Qormi HC were crowned winners of the Anthony G. Tabone Memorial Cup, taking home the trophy for the second year since its inauguration.

The 11-a-side tournament was seen as a chance to prepare for the upcoming season, with all players being given a chance to stake their claim in the first team. The team played four matches of 17.5 minutes each, winning three of them in normal time, and the other via a shoot-out.

The team held up well at both ends of the pitch, scoring 5 goals in 70 minutes of hockey, whilst keeping a clean sheet in all matches. Shamison Mifsud also managed to keep a clean sheet during the shoot-out.

Qormi HC will now face Floriana Youngstars in Challenge Cup Group B on Sunday 15th October at 11:00 a.m. We hope to see you there!

Results:

Rabat – Qormi : 0 – 2 (Tom De Giovanni, Juan Sarcia)

Qormi – Sliema: 0 – 0 (1 – 0 Shoot-out, Tom De Giovanni)

Qormi – Floriana: 2 – 0 (Juan Sarcia, Tom De Giovanni)

Qormi – Whitehart: 1 – 0 (Jonathan Pace)

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QHC Awards Night

Qormi Hockey Club had their Awards Night last Saturday, the annual event celebrating the accomplishments of the players and team throughout the season.

This year’s event was the biggest in the Club’s history, with around hundred fifty people in attendance. The Club unveiled its new kits, badge; commemorating ten National League wins, and sponsors; M.A.A Services Ltd., Daikin, as well as their old sponsor Pasta Poiatti.

The Club was also awarded the Super Cup by the Ghaqda Gurnalisti Sports, after winning the final against Floriana Youngstars HC 2-1.

Image 1: Chris Busuttil Leaver; HAM President (Middle) presenting the Super Cup Trophy on behalf of the Ghaqda Gurnalisti Sports to Juan Sarcia (Right) and Keith Calleja (Left).
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Image 2: Charles Buhagiar; Poiatti Sponsor (Left), Marc Migneco; Daikin MAA Sponsor (Middle) and Sebastian Fenech (Right) unveiling the new kits for QHC.

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Image 3: Andre Ghio (Right) presenting the Best Player Award to Zak De Giovanni (Left).

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