Poiatti Qormi win Su­per Cup

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Poiatti Qormi 2 Flo­ri­ana Young Stars 1

Manuel Im­broll, Ray­mond Mi­callef

A match which al­ways pro­duces an ex­cit­ing en­counter did not live up to ex­pec­ta­tions on this oc­ca­sion.

After ini­tially siz­ing each other up - both de­fences be­ing very cau­tious - on the first pen­e­tra­tive at­tack Qormi took the lead in the 16th minute through Ayr­ton Fal­zon.

Young Stars, de­pen­dent on their usual counter at­tack meth­ods, broke down the right flank on 25 min­utes, float­ing a high cross which Luke Borg Costanzi met high above his head, at the far post, hook­ing the ball into the net first time.

A won­der­ful ef­fort which even at this early stage of the sea­son can hardly be bet­tered. Qormi did not con­vert a penalty cor­ner in the 26th minute but Juan Sar­cia shot his team ahead from an­other penalty cor­ner ef­fort right on half time to give them a 2-1 lead.

Young Stars dom­i­nated mid­field dur­ing the first part of the sec­ond half but they did not con­vert three penalty cor­ners.

As the game wore on, gaps opened up with teams try­ing to avoid mid­field by us­ing high crosses into the op­po­nents D.

At this point Qormi con­tin­ued to ex­ert pres­sure on the Young Stars rear guard es­pe­cially through runs down their right flank.

It was James Mizzi, the Young Stars cus­to­dian, who used his ex­pe­ri­ence to smother quite a few at­tempts as he dom­i­nated his D.

Qormi then played down the clock by us­ing pos­ses­sion to ex­ert con­trol and the game pe­tered out giv­ing them vic­tory by 2-1 in the first con­test of the sea­son.

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