Malta Football Association
A Draw for the under 17s in the first friendly encounter with Albania
Mar 21, 2012
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Under-17 International Friendly Match
19/04/2011 Malta vs Albania 1-1 (HT 1-0)
24' L. Montebello M, 53' (M). Kristi Pen (A)
Venue: MFA Training Grounds

Under-17 Friendly: Malta vs Albania 1-1

Date: 21-04-11

  Malta U17   Albania U17
1 Pecorella Luke 1 Gjenikaj Fabio      
2 Cumbo Clyde 2 Jonuzi Amri         
3 Bonello Matthew 3 Bardihi Mikelanxho  
4 Muscat Fabio 4 Marku Kristi
5 Mackay Godwin (c) 5 Bejko Donald        
6 Cesare Kyle 6 Nuri Klodian        
7 Spiteri Ryan 7 Vora Xhulio         
8 Zammit Kurt 8 Hoxhallari Erion    
9 Cremona Llywelyn 9 Selami Rigers
10 Montebello Luke 10 Cakalli Aleksander  (c)
11 Thorne Matthew 11 Bunjaku Astrit      
12 Debattista Jean Claude 12 Laco Tedi           
13 Borg Bernard 13 Agalliu Alken       
14 Degiorgio Matthew 14 Cemo Klaudio        
15 Muscat Leo 15 Maksutaj Dardan     
16 Aquilina Gabriel 16 Dervishi Ardian     
17 Dandolo Paolo 17 Shyti Kristi
18 Muscat Jan 18 Sallaku Senad       
19 Pisani Justin 19 Merkaj Kevin        
20 Attard Miguel 20 Tahirja Xhulio      
  Edwin Camilleri   Dzemal Mustedanagic
  Referee: Mr. TONNA Glen (Malta FA)  
  Assistant 1: Mr. SPITERI Sandro (Malta FA)
  Assistant 2: Mr. CARUANA Redeemer (Malta FA)
Edwin Camilleri’s team started off the match in a convincing manner producing some fluent football and dictating play. Albania, after a slow start had some shots at goal but it was the home team who scored first with a well taken shot by Luke Montebello in the twenty fourth minute after an excellent through pass by Llywelyn Cremona.
Albania, in white shirts and shorts, managed to score in the second half in a solitary attack when their attacker was floored inside the Maltese box. Marku Kristi calmly took the responsibilty of the penalty and scored dispatching the keeper the other way.
Luke Montebello nearly scored again with barely five minutes to go after a choral move ended with a well placed shot by the Birkirkara striker who hit the upright with the ball bouncing back in the field of play.
The match was refereed by Glenn Tonna, assisted by Sandro Spiteri and Redeemer Caruana.
Edwin Camilleri commented to "This was a positive match and with some more attention we could have easily won the game. For all of our players this was their first international experience and we definitely need more of these kind of games to help our learning curve."
Malta and Albania meet each other again in the second friendly International friendly Under 17 match on Thursday at 11:00 Hrs at the Hibernians Stadium.


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