Malta U-16 girls beat Andorra in opening match

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 7:48

The Malta Under-16 girls team began their commitments in the UEFA Youth Under-16 Development Mini-Tournament on a top note after beating Andorra 2-0 at the Centenary Stadium.

Led by coach Dorianne Theuma, the Maltese team secured their win inside the opening half thanks to a brace from Veronique Mifsud.

Mifsud put Malta ahead on 23 minutes with a shot from inside the penalty area after receiving a pass from Hailey Bugeja.

The Birkirkara striker scored her second 11 minutes later, concluding a good move by Emma Philippa Ciantar.

Moments later, Ciantar almost made it 3-0 for the Maltese team but her drive was deflected away for a corner by Andorra goalkeeper Elizabeth Oreliana Trastay.

In the second half, both coaches effected a lot of substitutions with the Maltese team easily administering their 2-0 lead.

In the second match, Liechtenstein defeated Gibraltar 4-2.

Malta take on Gibraltar on Wednesday at the Centenary Stadium. Kick-off 11am.

MALTA

Sarah Zarb, Laura Chetcuti Dimech, Jessica Lee Dimech © (Valentina Rapa 41’), Rachela Pace (Shakira Bugeja 57’), Kailey Willis (Maria Michaela Cassar 41’), Veronique Mifsud (Maya Melaine Debono 57’), Michela Bonello Ghio (Rebecca Laferla 68’), Hailey Bugeja (Shania Maria Spiteri 68’), Elena Sissons (Maya Lucia 41’), Emma Philippa Ciantar (Kaycee Micallef 57’), Tammy Agius.

COACH: Dorianne Theuma.

ANDORRA

Elizabeth Orellana Trastoy, Maria Moles Farra, Marta Blasco Sinfreu, Erika Da Cunha Ribiero, Cristina De Sousa Modesto (Helena Charruq Canelinha 68’), Erica Goncalves Do Canto ©, Laia Sin Frau (Diana Pinto Pinheiro 57’), Cristina Gonzlaez Lacour (Zoe Montero Garcia 41’), Anna Balastegui Montalvo (Andrea Valero Castano 41’), Laura Borja Martin (Andrea Valero Castano 75’), Nuria Navarro Bellsola.

COACH: Luis Abraham.

Referee: Ryan Caruana.





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