On Sunday 24th April 2016, Qormi HC made history in the domestic Maltese competition.
Qormi managed to win the National league for 7 years in a row and also the 10th time in it’s history, at par with Rabat also winning 10 times the national league. On Sunday the Maltese most decorated clubs played in the last match of the National League. With this win Qormi also remained unbeaten during all the competition and managed to get a total of 23 points, which is also a new record of points in one season (from when 2 points are awarded for a win).
Qormi were made to work hard to earn this victory against a Rabat who were well organized at the back, trying to use the counter attack to create opportunities. On the other had, Qormi were below par from the usual performances. In fact on the 27th minute Thomas DeGiovanni saw his reverse hit saved by a player on the line. Qormi went ahead in the 29th minute. A good run past the Rabat defense from DeGiovanni, passed the ball to Ayrton Falzon, went around a player and flicked into goal.
In the second half Rabat tried to make a reaction and went close when during a short corner hit the post. Few minutes later it had to be Mifsud to do an elastic save to deny Rabat the goal. Qormi could not finalize in goal and lost several goal opportunities. In the 60 minute it was Kyle Micallef that received a pass at the top of the D and pushed in the keepers right corner to get the result 2-0. Qormi kept on attacking and were unlucky when Juan Sarcia saw his drag flick hit the post. In the last action of the game, Rabat managed to decrease the advantage to one goal from a short corner action.
After the umpires final whistle, Qormi supporters and players began the celebrations at Kordin and then followed in the Streets of Qormi and later at the Club House.
Qormi will now be preparing for the EuroHockey Challenge 4 that will be organized at Kordin in 2 weeks time.
Source and Photograph: www.qormihc.com/