Hotsticks beat Young Stars by a single goal

Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 15:56

Young Stars       0           Hotsticks    1        UMPIRES   Andre  Ghio     John Williams



Hotsticks bounced back from their heavy defeat last weekend to register a well earned victory against Young Stars.     After the early sparring when James Mizzi,  the Young Stars goalkeeper, pulled off the only intervention of note, Hotsticks won a penalty corner in the 13th minute and Ludolf Rasterhoff netted to put them ahead.   Young Stars reacted strongly and after Chris Attard failed to convert a good chance in the 17th minute they won three penalty corners in the next seven minutes but were unable to score.    Edward Hughes missed a chance to draw Young Stars level in the 31st minute but it was Hotsticks who  finished the first half in command.


The second half started on a similar note but in the 37th minute Edward Hughes let another goal chance go a begging.  Hotsticks then won three penalty corners in succession in the 43rd minute to no avail.  The game swung from end to end with Young Stars piling on the pressure winning two penalty corners in the 50th minute which did not bear fruit.   In the 64th minute Ludolf Rasterhoff hit the base of the post for Hotsticks with a fine effort from the top of the D.   Young Stars increased their efforts to try and equalize but the game came to an end the score remaining unchanged despite their late burst of pressure.



Played         Points



Qormi                                                  5                 8


Young Stars                                       6                 8


Rabat                                                   5                 5


Hotsticks                                           6                  3


White Hart                                       4                   2






Qormi       10         Young Stars    0




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