Malta Football Association
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Under 19's: Rep. Ireland 1 vs Malta 0
Nov 14, 2014
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Malta suffered a narrow defeat of 1-0 against the Republic of Ireland in the first match of Group 6 of the UEFA Qualifying Round at the Regional Sports, Waterford.

 

The goal that gave the first three points to the Irish came after 17 minutes from Eoghan Stokes.

 

Wayne Attard's side had a good performance and even managed to find the net in the 30th minute but the goal was disallowed for a very dubious offside.

 

Malta pressed a lot in the second half and even earned 6 corners against the 5 for the Irish.

 

In the other match of the same Group, Switzerland crushed Gibraltar 8-0. Malta will be playing the second match of the Group tomorrow against the Swiss.

 

The standings in Group 6 are now as follows:

 

Group 6

  P Pts
Switzerland Switzerland 1 3
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland 1 3
Malta Malta 1 0
Gibraltar Gibraltar 1 0

The starting line-ups for both squads were:

 

 

Republic of Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Malta

Malta

1 Bossin (GK) 1 Shranz (GK)
2 Baba (C) 3 Brincat
3 Moseley 5 Micallef
4 Kelleher
11
7 Zammit
72
5 Toner 8 Grech
6 Dimaio 10 Degabriele (C)
80
7 Grego-Cox 11 Mbong
8 Charsley 14 Ghio
9 Manning
83
15 J. Borg
10 Stokes
17
16 Guillaumier
90
11 Coustrain 18 C. Borg

Substitutes

16 Burke (GK) 12 Grech (GK)
12 Mulhall 2 Meli
13 Heaney 4 Vella
14 McDonnell 6 Scerri
90
15 Hutchinson 9 Xuereb
72
17 Hallahan 13 Attard
18 McGrath
83
17 Friggieri
80

Coaches

Paul Doolin (IRL) Wayne Attard (MLT)

Referee

Radu Petrescu (ROU)
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