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Malta women’s selection to play Bolton Ladies in friendly
May 22, 2019
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Women's Friendlies

Malta women’s coach Mark Gatt has named a squad of 19 players for a friendly match against English side Bolton Ladies at the MFA Training Grounds this Saturday (kick-off: 10.30am). 


Gatt’s selection features two newcomers, goalkeeper Anna Vincenti and Emma Lipman, who plays as a defender.

 

Vincenti, born in 1995, is currently on the books of Scottish club Motherwell while Lipman is an experienced player who played for Roma Femminile in the Italian Serie A last season. Previously, the 30-year-old had spells with Manchester City and Verona. 

 

Gatt has picked a relatively young squad for this warm-up match, including goalkeeper Patricia Ebejer and Haley Bugeja, of Mġarr United, and Birkirkara duo Veronique Mifsud and Kailey Willis. 

 

Foreign-based trio Nicole Sciberras, Maria Farrugia and Martina Borg have also been included in the Malta XI squad for Saturday’s match.

 

BOLTON LADIES

 

Bolton Ladies will be striving to leave a good impression in their first international appointment.

 

The English club currently play in the Women’s National League Division One, the third tier of English football. They placed eighth in the 12-team league last season, picking up 26 points in 22 outings. 

 

SQUAD

 

GOALKEEPERS
Anna Louise Vincenti (Motherwell, Scotland); Patricia Ebejer (Mġarr United).

 

DEFENDERS
Stephania Farrugia, Ann-Marie Said, Alishia Sultana (all Birkirkara); Emma Lipman (AS Roma, Italy); Nicole Sciberras (Grifone Gialloverde, Italy); Charlene Cassia, Jasmine Vella Turner (Mġarr United).

 

MIDFIELDERS
Simone Buttigieg (Swieqi United); Dorianne Theuma, Shona Zammit (both Hibernians); Veronique Mifsud, Ylenia Carabott (both Birkirkara); Brenda Borg (Mġarr United); Maria Farrugia (Sunderland, England).

 

FORWARDS
Kailey Willis (Birkirkara), Martina Borg (Fortitudo Mozzecane, Italy), Haley Bugeja (Mġarr United).

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