Matches between these two teams guarantee intriguing encounters and this was no exception. Young Stars went ahead as early as the first minute when Christian Bonello shot home. They continued exerting pressure on the Hotsticks rear-guard by dominating proceedings in midfield and on 13 minutes Bonello grabbed his second to send Young Stars into a two goal lead. On 22 minutes Hotsticks pulled one back when, on a swift break from midfield, Christian Sammut netted with a strong cross shot from the top left side of the D. The half time whistle sounded with Young Stars retaining their 2–1 lead.
Five minutes into the second half Steve Portelli drove home to level the score at 2–2 as a result of a penalty corner action. Young Stars then exerted considerable pressure coming close to adding to their tally on a number of occasions and not availing themselves of four penalty corner awards around the 50 minute mark. On 58 minutes, the Young Stars custodian kept his goal intact with a reflex save. After Young Stars hit the cross bar on 65 minutes, when the game seemed to be moving towards a draw, with less than a minute remaining, Hotsticks were awarded a penalty corner and Portelli netted to give a 3–2 victory to his team.
Umpires: Luke Busuttil Leaver & Paul Brincat