Malta beat Faroe Islands in a friendly match

Malta 2 Faroe Islands 0

Tony Bezzina Stadium, Paola

The Maltese girls were looking to continue their fine run of form after their splendid historic qualification in the UEFA Nations League in this friendly match against the Faroe Islands.

Malta had the first chance with a shot by Brenda Borg that went just over the bar. Haley Bugeja’s speed almost created a good opportunity a minute later, but Alishia Sultana could not manage to conclude. A shot by Maria Farrugia on 15 minutes hit the side netting. Malta continued pushing forward with the Faroe Islands not getting much of a look in, but the local forwards were frequently caught offside.

The Faroe Islands had an excellent chance to open the scoring on the stroke of half time, but Runa Jacobsen’s shot was well saved by Janice Xuereb.

Malta finally went ahead on 54 minutes after a well-executed move. Rachel Cuschieri released Haley Bugeja who entered the box and squared to Alishia Sultana who made no mistake with a low shot into the net. The second came just four minutes later through a superb individual effort by Haley Bugeja who beat the Faroe defence with sheer speed and cooly lobbed into the net.

The Faroe Islands attempted a reaction but rarely troubled Xuereb whilst Bugeja continued to cause havoc with her probing runs but somehow no one was on hand to finish off. In the end it was a relatively easy victory for Manuela Tesse’s girls who notched off another good win.

Janice Xuereb, Ann Marie Said, Valentina Rapa (Jessica Dimech 80), Stephania Farrugia, Rachel Cuschieri, Alishia Sultana (Jade Flask 87), Maria Farrugia, Shona Zammit, Charlene Zammit, Brenda Borg (Veronique Mifsud 80), Haley Bugeja (Yulya Carella 87)

Faroe Islands
Oluva Joensen, Birita Ryan, Sunniva Willemoes Dal Christiansen, Heidi Sevdal (Fridrikka Klementsen 66), Asla Johannesen (Mona Rasmusdottir 66), Eydvor Klakstein, Torunn Hojgaard Joensen, Tora Mohr (Malena Olsen 46), Sara Samson Lamhauge, Runa Jacobsen (Rebekka Banbakoura 66), Durita Hummeland (Jensa Torovlsdottir 76) .

Martina Molinaro (Italy)

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