Under-19 side loses to Hungary in Gozo

The Malta Under-19 side lost 1-3 to Hungary in a friendly match at the Gozo Stadium on Wednesday. In another friendly match between the two countries on Monday, they shared the spoils in a goalless draw.

The visitors took the lead on the 10th when Kapacina’s corner was headed in from close range by L. Erdelyi. In the 17th minute the same Kapacina-Erdelyi tandem struck again. Kapacina sent Erdelyi through and the Hungarian number 10 made no mistake in front of C. Dimech, beating him with a well-placed low shot to the left of the goalkeeper.

Five minutes from the end of the first half, D. Holman scored a third goal, hitting home from close range after Malta failed to clear Kapacina’s free-kick.

Malta was awarded a penalty on 77 minutes after A. Azzopardi was brought down inside the area. Mallia calmly slotted the ball low to the right of Dombo to reduce the gap for Malta.

Photos: Copyright © Joseph Mercieca – Gozo Vision Studio

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MALTA C. Dimech, T. Agius, F. Zammit, Z. Muscat, C. Grech, S. Agius, L. Mallia, D. Micallef, J.C. Cachia, I. Scerri, R. Scicluna.
Substitutes: K. Rizzo, M. Desira Buttigieg, S. Arab, A. Azzoipardi, S. Borg, R. Dalli, B. Farrugia, J.P. Calleja.
Coach: Michael Molzahn
HUNGARY D. Dombo, M. Kozma, P. Poor, F. Toth, Z. Tar, G. Nagy, Z. Patvaros, D. Holman, A. Rado, V. Kapacina, L. Erdelyi.
Substitutes: A. Abu, D. Pal, M. Papp, A. Lang, M. Foldes, M. Kroner, I. Matetics.
Coach: Frigyes Tuboly
Referee: Mario Apap
Assistant Referees: Joe Camilleri and Pierre Azzopardi