Malta Football Association
Malta U15 go down to Cyprus in second match
Aug 15, 2019
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UEFA U15 Youth Development Tournament Wrexham, Wales

Malta ….. 0         

Cyprus … 5

The Malta U15 team found the going tough in their second match of the UEFA Development Tournament in Wales losing 5-0 to a clinical Cyprus team.

The boys performed yet another gutsy performance with a balanced first 40 minutes before Malta finding it very difficult in the second period in the bitterly cold afternoon at the Colliers Park in Wrexham on Thursday afternoon.


The Maltese team started well, forged some good chances nonetheless was not clinical enough in front of some solid Cypriot defending.


Opponents in front on 31 minutes following an inch perfect freekick taken by captain Michael Chiromerides.


Early in the second half the boys were passing the ball well and also pushing forward with confidence, however ended up pursuing a very difficult match against tough opponents who added four more goals until the end.


2-0 on 51 minutes through substitute Angelos Neophytou beating the Malta keeper Kirsten Galea.


17minutes into the second period and Cyprus added to their lead through another substitute, this time it was Lambros Constantine finding the Malta net to all but secure this comprehensive win for our opponents.


Two more goals for Cyprus towards the end of the match with the second for Lambros Constantine, before cementing their lead with final goal from twelve yards, penalty executed perfectly by another substitute Yiannacou Konstantinos four minutes from the final whistle.


Malta take on hosts Wales in their final match on Saturday afternoon.


Cyprus :- Andreas Ioannou, Michael Odysseos, Marios Fasouliotis (Angelos Neophytou 41), Pantelis Michail, Andreas Christou, Constantinos Panteli, Panagiotis Karagiorgis, Michael Chiromerides (Giorgos Kondylis), Sotiris Argyrou (Lambros Constantine), Zannetos Savva (Evripidou Konstantinos).


Malta :- Kirsten Galea, Andrew Appap Bologna, Jayden Ohaka, Myron Micallef (Sven Xerri), Kian Leonardi (captain) (Kayne Haber), Nicholas Mifsud (Matthias Said), Russel Caruana, Ensell Attard (Timothy Cassar Torregiani), Zak Barbara (Ivin Farrugia), Marco Cassara (Isaiah Chukunyere), Raul Formosa (Lucas Caruana).

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