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Malta's Under 19 Girls draw 2-2 with Serbia in Qualifying Opener
Sep 21, 2013
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photo credit - Alfred Zammit
photo credit - Alfred Zammit

  • photo credit - Alfred Zammit
  • photo credit - Alfred Zammit

For the first time ever Malta is participating in the Women's Under 19 European Chanpionship Qualification Stages, and the debut was a positive one. A 2-2 draws with Serbia.


The Maltese girls looked focused and started off well, playing disciplined and defended well in the first half and rarely gave the Serbs any chance at goal. Malta's only chance in the first period came from a corner towards the end of the first half.

 

At the resumption of play the Serbs were determined to get the best possible result and theirefforts were rewarded with M. Jankov and T. Matic scoring in the 55th and 58th minutes respectively with the latter finding the net direct from a free kick.

 

Serbia continued to hold the upperhand, though Mlata were never giving up. 

 

With Serbia looking happy with the result, Malta coach Mark Gatt effected some substitutions bringing on M. Cilia, C. Xuereb and R. Giusti on 63, 77 and 83 minutes, with the latter paying immediate result scoring after lobbing the ball over the Serban goakeeper in the 85th minute.

 

Serbia looked shocked afterconceding the goal and Malta pressed forward in search of an equaliser which came two minutes from time when Brenda Borg dribbled past the Serbian keeper and slot the ball into the net amongst the jubilation of the Malta contingent.

 

The girls' fighting will and fighting spirit paid dividend in the end.

 

Their next match will be against Holland on Monday 23rd.

 

Full match report;

 

 

UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship

 

Qualifying Round 1, Mini tournament Group 6

 

Serbia vs Malta

 

Final Score:  2 – 2 (M. Jankov 55' , T. Matić 58' (S), R. Giusti 85’, B. Borg 89’ (M))

 

Venue:  Stadiun Srema (Jakovo), Serbia

 

Date: 21st September 2013, Time: 15:00

       
 

Serbia

 

Mata

1

Nevena Stojaković (GK) 

1

Janice Xuereb (GK)          

2

Aleksandra Lazarević (Out 77’)

3

Charlene Cassia 

4

Jovana Milinković

4

Shona Zammit (Y 60’) (Out 77’)

5

Marijana Jankov (G 55)

5

Sonia Schembri  (Y 90’)

6

Jovana Stojanović

6

Annmarie Muscat

7

Katarina Elenkov

8

Amber Grech     

8

Jana Radosavljević (Out 62’)

10

Jade Flask (Out 83’)

9

Tijana Djordjević

13

Martina Borg (Y 41) (Out 63’)

10

Katarina Djordjević (C) 

16

Alishia Sultana

11

Tijana Matić (G 58’)

17

Brenda Borg (C) (G 89’)

15

Milica Stevanović (Out 46’)

18

Moddy-Ann Refalo

       
 

Substitutes

 

Substitutes

12

Katarina Vojinović (GK)

12

Keoney Demicoli (GK)

3

Sara Pavlović

 (In 46’)

2

Marie Aquilina

13

Tanja Blagojević

7

Claudette Xuereb

 (In 77’)

14

Adrijana Delić

 (In 62’)

9

Raina Giusti

 (In 83’) (G 85’)

16

Violeta Ilić

11

Cassandra Camilleri

17

Melinda Sopka

14

Alessia Caschetto

18

Sanja Ratković

 (In 77’)

15

Martina Cilia

 (In 63’)

       
 

Coach

 

Coach

 

Milan Rastavac

 

Mark Gatt

       
 

Referee

 

Kateryna Zora (UKR)

 

Assistant referees

 

Maryna Senikobylenko (UKR), Mathilde Abildgaard (DEN)

 

Fourth Official

 

Kristina Husballe (DEN)

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