|Posted by QHN on March 3, 2013 at 1:20 PM|
Qormi 16s team on 2nd March managed to beat Sliema and Retain the national championship for the 5th consecutive year and for the 9th time in history.
Qormi needed a point from this encounter so that the 2nd placed Floriana could not reach the Qormi team in the standings. However it was very clear that Piscopo had no intention to setle for 1 point but sent the Qormi players to get the 8th win from as much matches.
Piscopo began with Mifsud between poles, while placed Calleja and Mansueto in the heart of defense. On the sides Bonello and Brincat supported the midfield formed from skipper DeGiovanni and Micallef. Upfront began Said.
Just 27 seconds from the initial whistle and skipper DeGiovanni opened the score. The Qormi players relaxed too much after this goal and in just the next 2 minutes the Sliema team managed to draw the result. However Qormi went upfront again with Micallef. Few minutes and it was Brincat to score the 3rd goal and literally close the story. In fact from then on Qormi easily controlled the match.
In the 2nd half Farrugia went between poles while Bajada made his seasonal debut for the Under 16 in the heart of defense. With the final score 7-1 (scorers: DeGiovanni 3, Micallef 2, Falzon 1,Brincat 1) it was clear that Qormi found easy to get the point needed and crowned champions for the 5th consecutive year. An achievment that no other Nursery ever managed to do in history.
Starting line up: S.Mifsud, I.Mansueto, B.Calleja, G.Bonello, T.DeGiovanni, K.Micallef, L.Brincat, R.Said
Used Subs: J.Farrugia, K.Bajada, C.Borg, J.Mifsud, A.Falzon