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UEFA Women's U19 Qualifiers - Netherlands-Malta 3-0
Sep 23, 2013
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Malta's Women's Under 19 team lost their second match in the UEFA Women's Under 19 Qualification Mini Tournament being played in Serbia. After a 2-2 draw with the hosts, Malta were beaten 3-0 by holland.


Although the Dutch enjoyed an overwhelming superiority throughout the 90 minutes, the Maltese girls managed to contain a marginal 1-0 scoreline until three minutes from the end. L-Strik had by then scored the only goal for Holland in the 34th minute.

 

J. Roord (87th min) and I. Van der Zanden (90+1 min) scored the two goals in the dying moments.

 

After the amtch Coach Mark Gatt said “This was a very hard game and no one is happy to loose a game but when I see the girls giving out their best challenge till the last minute it makes me proud. 

 

Considering we played against giants in football and starting with 8 players which are a year younger I cannot but praise my girls at the way they defended and fought for every ball till the end.

 

Some teams will be happy loosing with just 3 goals against these teams but I had some of my girls crying after the game as they wanted something better and that shows you the determination and courage of these girls.

 

We are slowly achieving our mission we came here for and getting the respect this whole team deserves.” 

 

Malta will now face Bosnia & Herzegovina in their final match which will be played on Thursday 26th September.

 

Full match report;

 

 

UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship

 

Qualifying Round 1, Mini tournament Group 6

 

Netherlands vs Malta

 

Final Score:  3 – 0 (L. Strik 34’, J. Roord 87’, I. Van der Zanden 90+1’ (N))

 

Venue:  Stadiun Srema (Jakovo), Serbia

 

Date: 23rd September 2013, Time: 15:00

       
 

Netherlands

 

Mata

16

Nienke Olthof (GK)

1

Janice Xuereb (GK)

2

Lisa Bosveld

3

Charlene Cassia

3

Ilse van der Zanden

 (G 90+1)

4

Shona Zammit

 (Out 66’)

4

Danielle Kuikstra

 (Out 69’)

5

Sonia Schembri

6

Chelly Drost

 (Out 70’)

6

Ann Muscat

8

Inessa Kaagman (C)

8

Amber Grech

 (Out 75’)

9

Laura Strik

 (G 34’)

10

Jade Flask

10

Jill Roord

 (G 87’)

13

Martina Borg

 (Out 54’)

13

Vera Berends

16

Alishia Sultana

17

Marthe Van Erk

 (Out 85’)

17

Brenda Borg (C)

18

Cornelia Peels

18

Moddy-Ann Refalo

       
 

Substitutes

 

Substitutes

1

Alberta René Verhoeven (GK)

12

Keoney Demicoli (GK)

5

Jip Van Haaster

2

Marie Aquilina

7

Dominique Janssen

 (In 69’)

7

Claudette Xuereb

 (In 75’)

11

Jeslynn Kuijpers

 (In 70’)

9

Raina Giusti

 (In 66’)

12

Lucie Akkerman

11

Cassandra Camilleri

14

Elze Huls

 (In 85’)

14

Alessia Caschetto

15

Simone Kets

15

Martina Cilia

 (In 54’)

       
 

Coach

 

Coach

 

Andre Koolhof

 

Mark Gatt

       
 

Referee

 

Kateryna Zora (UKR)

 

Assistant referees

 

Maryna Senikobylenko (UKR), Svetlana Bilić (SRB)

 

Fourth Official

 

Tamara Pavlović (SRB)

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