The Malta Under-17 side lost 0-2 to Northern Ireland in a friendly match at the MFA Training Grounds, Ta’ Qali on Monday. The match was part of the local team’s preparation ahead of the UEFA Under-17 Championship Elite Round clashes against Slovakia, England and Sweden.
The Irish scored the two goals during the first half.
Another friendly match is in programme on Wednesday at the same venue.
For these games, coach Charles Scerri has the following players at his disposal:
goalkeepers Yenz Cini (Valletta), Jurgen Borg (Floriana), Carlos Dimech (Pietà);
defenders Steve Agius (Qormi), Lee Galea (San Gwann), Christian Grech (Pietà), John Micallef (Hibs), Zach Muscat (Pietà), Malcolm Vella (Hibs);
midfielders Terence Agius (Pietà), Sacha Borg (Floriana), Dylan D’Agostino (Valletta), John Debono (Naxxar), Bjorn Kristensen (Silkeborg – DEN), Ian Scerri (Hibs), Gerry Tanti (Sliema);
forwards Siraj Eddin Arab (Valletta), Christian Briffa (Hibs), Michael Camilleri (Birkirkara), Ryan Dalli (Sliema).
Photos: Courtesy of Louis Micallef