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Young Stars give Hotsticks their first loss of season

February 9th, 2015 | Posted by Keith in Uncategorized

One of the best games of the season so far, the two sides fighting tooth and nail with neither managing to gain the upper hand in the first half. A flurry of penalty corners around the 11th minute saw no takers and midfield play with close marking dominated the next quarter of an hour. Hotsticks then won two penalty corners in the 26th and 34th minutes but they could not break down the well organized Young Stars defence , the half time whistle blowing with both goals intact.

Young Stars should have taken the lead in the 41st minute, but Clive Williams skied the ball over the bar from close range. They did not avail themselves of three penalty corners in the next twelve minutes but on the fourth attempt Ivan Magro Dingli pounced onto a rebound in the 58th minute netting to send his team into a 1 – 0 lead. Young Stars increased their lead five minutes later when Jamie Mifsud hit home from the top of the D. From then on Young Stars ran down the clock to register a 2 – 0 victory despite Hotsticks efforts in the final phase of the game.

Umpires: Luke Busuttil Leaver, Paul Brincat

 

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