|Posted by QHN on January 5, 2013 at 3:50 PM|
Qormi 16s on Saturday 5th January made another step to win the National title for the 5th consectuve year and the 7th time in the last 8 years.
In fact Qormi has easily beat Sliema in a 5-0 final result, that could have been easily much bigger in favor of the Qormi team. Piscopo had missing Shamison Mifsud, that although he returned for training this week, he is slowly recovering from his injury. Also Jeremy Cutajar was missing due to illness. Piscopo in fact opted for an agressive line up so that the Qormi team went on the attack from the 1st minutes.
With Jeremy Farrugia between posts together with Mansueto and Bernice Calleja as defenders, the reargaurd was very rarely in any trouble. Brincat and Bonello played on the sides, while skipper DeGiovanni and Micallef played as midfielders. Said began as the main striker.
Sliema opted to defend with all players and flicked in open space to clear the balls. Piscopo reacted tactically and introduced Falzon in the front line instead of one of the defenders. This gave the wished result and a goal from Micallef and another one from Falzon gave a 2-0 lead till half time.
In the 2nd half Gatt came in defense together with Jake Mifsud, while reserve keeper Borg played the last 15 minutes. The 2nd half was more one sided then the 1st. Qormi lost several chances that in other matches could have easily been scored. However goals from Micallef, Falzon and DeGiovanni closed the match on 5-0. With this result Qormi are 4 points above Floriana with 3 matches to go. in a forthnight Qormi will be playing against White Hart while Floriana will be facing Sliema in a must win match for Floriana. Qormi are in the front seat now and should manage to win the 5th consecutive title in the 16s category.
Starting line up: J.Farrugia, B.Calleja, I.Mansueto, G.Bonello, I.Mansueto, T.DeGiovanni, K.Micallef, R.Said
Used subs: O.Borg, C.Gatt, J.Mifsud, A.Falzon