Rabat were struck cold and went two down in the first ten minutes, with Kyle Micallef reacting quickly to shoot Qormi ahead on 5 minutes after some good work down the wing. Juan Sarcia hit the second 5 minutes later in typical fashion, with a powerful drag-flick into the corner of the net.
This conditioned the rest of the encounter. Thomas De Giovanni grabbed their third goal with an unstoppable hit from the top of the D on 17 minutes, and from then on it was all Qormi as they played relaxed hockey pinning Rabat back into their D. On 22 minutes Keith Calleja hit a low, powerful shot into the backboard to send his team into a 4–0 lead which they held until the break.
In the second half Rabat came out of their defensive shell and counter-attacked down the flanks on several occasions, but on 63 minutes Calleja found himself in space at the top of the Dee, hitting a bullet of a shot into the net to send Qormi 5–0 up.
Two minutes from time Zachary De Giovanni pounced on a loose ball to increase Qormi’s tally to six, giving them a comfortable victory at the start of the league campaign.
Starting Lineups: S.Mifsud, J.Williams, A.Cauchi, G.Dimech, J.Sarcia, J.Cuschieri, Z.DeGiovanni, K.Calleja, T.DeGiovanni, K.Micallef, A.Falzon.
Subs: J.Farrugia, C.Gatt, K.Grixti, S.Dimech, J.Pace