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Hotsticks win against White Hart

Posted By Sportinmalta On November 11, 2013 @ 11:02 am In Featured,Hockey | No Comments

White Hart   0     Hotsticks  4        Umpires    Andre Ghio    Edward Hughes


After the teams sized up each other in the first few minutes, Hotsticks took the game by the scruff of the neck, exerting pressure on the White Hart rear guard.    Although, after the 10th minute they enjoyed territorial advantage, winning five penalty corners and creating a number of half chances, Hotsticks were unable to turn their supremacy into goals and the half time whistle blew with a blank score sheet.


Three minutes into the second half Julian Zahra hit a rising shot high into the net to send Hotsticks 1 – 0 up.   The game then swung totally in their way and in the 46th minute Patrick Meli cleared off the line with his goalkeeper beaten.   Two minutes later Robert Vassallo Agius, White Hart’s keeper effected a great save blocking a shot from point blank range.   In the 57th minute Simon Baldacchino slotted home with a shot from the top of the D to give Hotsticks a 2 – 0 lead.   Baldacchino notched his second and Hotsticks’ third in the 68th minute and a minute later Silas Plaehn rounded off the scoring to seal a comfortable 4 – 0 victory for his side, taking them into the semi final stage of the Challenge Cup.


The two semi-final games will be played on Sunday 17th November  as follows:    9.00    Hotsticks   vs  Rabat       11.00    Young Stars  vs  Qormi

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