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Gatt’s girls edge FC Wacker Innsbruck in warm-up match
Aug 24, 2018
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Malta Women XI captain Dorianne Theuma with her Fc Wacker counterpart before Thursday's friendly.
Malta Women XI captain Dorianne Theuma with her Fc Wacker counterpart before Thursday's friendly.

The Malta women’s team came back from a goal down to beat Austrian club side Wacker Innsbruck 2-1 in the first of two warm-up matches during their training camp in Austria.
 


FC Wacker Innsbruck, runners-up in the domestic cup in 2012, play in Austria’s top division and have already played their first match of the season, a goalless stalemate away at Neulengbach.

 

Coach Mark Gatt named two members of the U-19 squad, Maria Farrugia and Nicole Sciberras, in the Malta XI starting line-up.

 

The U-19 play abroad as Farrugia turns out for Sunderland in England while Sciberras is playing for Italian side Grifone Gialloverde in the Serie B.

 

After falling behind, Malta drew level through Yolande Attard with the Swieqi United youngster scoring in her first ever appearance for Malta XI.

 

In the closing stages, Hibernians’ Shona Zammit found the net to secure a morale-boosting for the Maltese team.

 

MALTA XI
Janice Xuereb, Stephania Farrugia (Charlene Cassia 65’), Dorianne Theuma, Ylenia Carabott (Yolande Attard 45’), Maria Farrugia (Maia Debono 83’), Shona Zammit, Jade Flask (Rebecca Bajada 86’), Charlene Zammit, Emma Xuereb (Andy Zammit Mizzi 55’), Roxanne Micallef (Martina Borg 45’), Nicole Sciberras (Simone Buttigieg 74’).

 

EMPHATIC WIN

 

Meanwhille, the Malta women's team rounded up their Austria training camp with a 9-0 rout of SV Angerberg at the weekend.

 

Malta XI opened a four-goal lead in the first half. Birkirkara's latest addition Ylenia Carabott grabbed two goals on minute 25 and 38. In between, Shona Zammit, of Hibernians, scored on 32 minutes while Martina Borg, who will play in the Italian Serie B next season, netted one herself on the brink of half-time.

 

After the change of ends, the Maltese side remained at the forefront with Carabott and Zammit adding two goals in a five-minute span.

 

Birkirkara's Stephania Farrugia made it 7-0 with 20 minutes left before Borg and Maria Farrugia, who is on the books of Sunderland, put their names on the scoresheet to wrap up a 9-0 victory.

 

MALTA XI LINE-UP

Rachel Borg; Charlene Cassia, Dorianne Theuma, Ylenia Carabott, Martina Borg, Yolande Attard, Maria Farrugia, Shona Zammit, Jade Flask, Charlene Zammit, Roxanne Micallef.
 

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