A goal by Rebecca D’Agostino two minutes in added time gave Malta the three points as Pierre Brincat’s side defeated Georgia 1-0 in the match which kicked-off Group 2 of the UEFA Women’s EURO Preliminary Round at the Centenary Stadium on Thursday.
The Maltese held the initiative throughout the ninety minutes but it was only in added time that the locals managed to break the deadlock.
In another match on Thursday, Armenia defeated the Faroe Islands 1-0.
On Saturday, Malta takes on the Faroe Islands, kick-off at 14:00.
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Photos: Christine Agius – Kulle?? Santa Klara – Pembroke Girls Secondary School
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GEORGIA Kristina Shadoba, Nino Sutidze (90+4′ Tamriko Kvaliashvili), Nino Pasikashvili, Tamar Kvelidze, Tamta Malidze (60′ Teona Todadze), Tatiana Matveeva, Lela Chichinadze, Khatia Tchkonia (75′ Ana Pogosian), Gulnara Gabelia, Tamari Tatuashvili, Natia Skhirtladze.
MALTA Sharon Costantino, Kirsty Feasey (72′ Maria Azzopardi), Natasha Pace, Rebecca D’Agostino, Dorianne Theuma, Ylenia Carabott, Rachel Cuschieri, Rebecca Chircop, Antoinette Sammut, Corissa Vella (78′ Emma Xuereb), Charlene Zammit (52′ Mandy Debono).
Referee: Pernilla Larsson (SWE)
Assistant referees: Susanne Borg (SWE), Tzvia Malca (ISR)
Fourth official: Lilach Asulin (ISR)