Strong perfromance not enough for Hotsticks to lift cup

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 8:00

SLIEMA HOTSTICKS 0 QORMI 1

Starting Formation: Farrugia Elton Lee, Imbroll Andrei, George Ryan, Vassallo Elton, Scicluna Keith, Plaehn Silas, Portelli Steve, Dalli Ryan, Grima Shaun, Rasterhoff Ludolf, Cacopardo Dario

 

Substitutes who Played: Borg Emile, Agius Daniel, Fiedler Sebastian

Umpires: Edward Hughes & Luke Busuttil Leaver

Disciplinary Measures: Nil

A strong display by Hotsticks under a scorching sun was not enough for the Sliema side to return to victory in a cup final. Rasterhoff twice went close in the first half but the Qormi goalkeeper was at his best on both occasions. Sliema’s defensive display was outstanding conceding very little throughout the seventy minutes. But from their first short corner Qormi managed to score the all-important goal. Hotsticks kept their composure and pressed forward but lacked some strength and weight up front.

The second half was much the same with Qormi trying to double and Hotsticks looking for a much deserved equaliser. Dalli, Agius and Cacopardo all went close but on the day it simply was not enough.

On Saturday Hotsticks will once again face Qormi in the Super Cup Final. This encounter will draw the curtain down on another hockey season.





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