Malta Football Association
Malta U-15 girls lose final game in Thailand tournament
Dec 13, 2018
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Women's U17 Friendlies

THAILAND U-15        2
MALTA U-15              0

The Malta U-15 girls team ended their commitments in the Development Tournament with a 2-0 defeat against hosts Thailand at the Chang Arena in Buriram on Thursday., their first defeat after wins over Mongolia and Singapore.

Led by coach Dorianne Theuma, the Maltese girls took the initiative from the outset but failed to capitalise on their numerous chances. Hayley Bugeja missed two opportunities in the opening stages of the game.

These chances came back to haunt Malta as Thailand struck in the 15th minute from a set-piece.
Malta remained well and alive in the game and they could have levelled terms but Thailand's goalkeeper was always alert to avert the danger.
After the change of ends, Theuma's girls continued to press in order for an equaliser but it was the hosts who found the net and virtually sealed the win when they doubled the score on minute 59.
Late in the game, Malta almost pulled one back through Maya Lucia but her effort was in vain as the Maltese finished on the wrong side of the result.
Malta ended their Thailand experience with two wins, against Mongolia and Singapore, and one defeat against the hosts who won the tournament.
M. Cachia; H. Bugeja (88 H. Khatib), E. Sissons, V. Mifsud, K. Willis (90 M. Cortis), M. Lucia, M. Fenech, A. Gatt, G. Mifsud, M. Cardona, L.C. Dimech.  
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