The Malta Under-17 side, led by Sergio Soldano, lost 4-0 to Northern Ireland Under-16 in a friendly match at Moyola Park FC on Sunday.
Mark Edgar put the hosts ahead on the 5th minute and Connor Quigley doubled the score on 45 minutes. Calvin Kenedy made it 3-0 on the 80th and one minute later, Andy Mooney sealed the issue with a fourth goal.
The Under-17 side is currently preparing for the UEFA Under-17 Championship finals which will be hosted in Malta in May 2014.
MALTA Jamie Azzopardi, Christian Degabriele, Daniel Buckle, Conor Borg, Nick Ghio, Aidan Friggieri, Kyrian Nwoko, Jake Grech, Joseph Mbong, Neil Spiteri, Matthew Guillaimier. Subs Iousef Meli, Luca Brincat, Luke Galea, Mark Anthony Scicluna
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