With an eye on tying up the league championship Hotsticks were in no mood to let up in today’s encounter against Rabat. By the 16th minute they had already taken a 3 – 0 lead through Jonathan Borg on 10 minutes – Silas Plaehn grabbing the second on 14 minutes and Shaun Grima slotting home a penalty stroke two minutes later. On 19 minutes Steve Portelli scored Hotsticks’ fourth taking full advantage of a penalty corner action, the score remaining unchanged until the change of ends.
Hotsticks continued to dominate proceedings in the second half and on 43 minutes Christian Sammut scored his team’s number five . On 52 minutes Ryan Dalli netted his side’s sixth goal. Julian Zahra then completed Hotsticks’ scoring spree netting the seventh and eighth goals within two minutes on the 65th minute mark. The final whistle blew, crowning The Lightshop Hotsticks champions, breaking Qormi’s ten-year strangle hold on the title.
Umpires: John Williams & Shawn Mifsud