RABAT LEAD THE WAY Ta' Soldi Rabat closed the first round on maximum points after a 3-1 win over The Hunters Tower YS, while Poiatti Qormi were made to work hard to beat Britannia Tours WH 1-0. TA' SOLDI RABAT - THE HUNTERS TOWER 3-1 As expected both sides produced some good hockey from the word go. An early Radojevic hit was saved by Mizzi in the Young Stars goal. At the other the same Radojevic was on the line to stop David Evans from opening the score. After that it was The Hunters Tower defence that cleared off the line from Kevin Micallef. Almost on the half hour it was The Hunters Tower who forged ahead when Charles Micallef flicked in an excellent penalty stroke. Barely three minutes and Ta'Soldi were back on level terms as Jonathan Seychell fired in a powerful reverse hit. Rabat were now firing on all cylinders and Antonelli's shot was blocked by Mizzi. In the final minutes of the half Ta' Soldi scored two quick goals that stunned The Hunters Tower. A mazy Jason Vella dribble found an unmarked Seychell who had no difficulty in slipping the ball past Mizzi. Barely a minute had passed when Radojevic fired in Rabat's number three from a short corner. These two goals had The Hunters Tower reeling and they could not find the edge in the second half to recover. In fact it was Ta' Soldi who had the best chance to increase their lead but five minutes from time Matthew Buhagiar flicked a penalty stroke wide. POIATTI QORMI AND BRITANNIA TOURS WH 1-0 Poiatti Qormi and Britannia Tours WH got the Sunday hockey off to a good start with an entertaining match that saw Poiatti take all three in the final minutes of the game. For Poiatti, the terrible duo of Steve Tanti and John Borg, were once again the pick of the bunch. Their constant running, on and off the ball was a constant treat and it was these two players who either creating chances for themselves or else setting up their team-mates. For Britannia Tours no-one tried harder then Luke Borg Costanzi who at time took on the whole Poiatti defence single handed. Both goalkeepers, Andrew Galea for Britannia and Ramon Chircop for Poiatti, also had a good game as both sides did their best to break the deadlock. The deadlock was finally broken seven minutes from time as John Borg fired in a rocket of a shot from the edge of the dee that gave Galea no chance. Britannia almost saved a point a few minutes later but Borg Costanzi's hit beat Chircop but was stopped on the line by Ghio. The first round of the league comes to an end on Sunday with The Hunters Tower YS against Britannia Tours WH (9.00am) and Poiatti Qormi versus BDO HS (11.00am).