Qormi Hockey Club



Inspiring 13s comeback from 2 down

Posted by QHN on December 14, 2013 at 2:15 PM

On Saturday 14th, Qormi Under 13 team made the season debut. The team coached by Keith Calleja face the only current opponent in the category, and last season Under 12 winners, Sliema Hotsticks.


After the changes in the categories done by the association Calleja went down to the match with many new talent, however with very few competitive experience. The Qomi players stood up and gave a very positive performance.


While the Sliema team is based on one player, with he team turning around him, Qormi team played a match that all the team looked for good passes and moving without the ball. In fact Jeremy Borg from the back line played the  ball upfront to the forward line and on many occasions managed to get the Qomi players in the opponents Dee.  

Qormi began with Aquilina between poles. Jeremy Borg began as central defender while Nicole Zammit, Kyrone Busuttil, Jacob Galea and Luke Bajada played in a line four attack. during the match Justine Pace Gasan made her hockey debut  upfront. Anastacia Chircop, Criag Mifsud and Nigel Borg all came in and played an important part in the match.   


In the 1st half, although very balanced Sliema managed to open the score. Qormi lost 2 very good chances, with Borg short corner saved on the line and Bajada putting wide after beating the keeper.


In the 2nd half Sliema managed to double the score. However the Qormi kids did not give up although being 2 goals down. In fact J.Borg scored a short corner that grabbed one down. A few minutes later J.Borg was again the protagonist with a run from the middle and flicked the ball over the keeper. In the last seconds an action from the left brought the team on a 2 v1 action with the umpire whistling the final of the match o everyone surprise.


The under 13 players all made a very good match and with some more positive attitude they can challenge for the year national title.


Starting line up: K.Aquilina, J.Borg, N.Zammt, J.Galea, L.Bjada, K.Busuttil

Used players: N.Borg, J.Pace Gasan, A.Chircop, C.Mifsud  




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