Qormi Daikin 4 – 1 Floriana Young Stars

For this top of the table match Qormi had back in the line up Defenders Dimech and Gatt, whilst had missing Micallef and also lost Aquilina after last week injury during the match against Sliema.

Young Stars started off like a house on fire, winning four penalty corners in the first eight minutes but not taking advantage of any of them. On 10 minutes they were caught out in a counter attack, Grixti crossed into the dee and Ayrton Falzon dribbled past 3 players and slotted home to send Qormi into a 1–0 lead. On 15 minutes from a short corner action, Floriana keeper saved a Thomas DeGiovanni shot with Steve Tanti bouncing on the rebound and added to Qormi’s tally sending them 2–0 up. To their credit Young Stars continued to apply pressure on the Qormi rear guard, but on 31 minutes it was Qormi who fluffed an easy scoring opportunity. Two minutes before half time Steve Tanti grabbed his second and his team’s third giving them a commanding lead. Few minutes later, Qormi where unlucky not to increase the lead, when Thomas DeGiovanni hit the post with a feverse hit from the top of the Dee.

Qormi went further ahead when on 40 minutes they were awarded a penalty stroke and Juan Sarcia slammed the ball high into the net to increase his team’s lead to 4–0. On 52 minutes Floriana YS reduced the arrears to 4-1 as a result of a penalty corner action but as the clock wound down the clear chances still fell to Qormi as the Young Stars defence opened up in their efforts to reduce the score. This victory has catapulted Qormi into the first place of the league table at the end of the first round with 2 points over Floriana YS and 4 over Sliema.

Staring Line up: S.Mifsud, K.Grixti, G.Dimech, A.Cauchi, J.Sarcia, J.Aquilina, Z.DeGiovanni, K.Calleja, T.DeGiovanni, S.Tanti,, A.Falzon.

Subs: J.Farrugia, C.Gatt, J.Williams, K.Bajada, S.Dimech.