Under-17 side beats England Colleges team in tournament

under-17-malta-wales130820The Malta Under-17 national team defeated the England Colleges national team 5-3 in a match from Group B of the Torneo Roma Caput Mundi at the Stadio Roberto Abbafati in Lariano on Tuesday.

Malta will now face Italy – Lega Nazionale Dilettanti on Wednesday at the Stadio Comunale in Artena. Italy beat San Marino 2-0 in another match on Tuesday.

The final group match is against San Marino on Thursday.

This tournament is part of the team’s preparation ahead of the UEFA Under-17 Championship finals which will be played in Malta next May.

ENGLAND Burgess, Richards, Walker, Noblet (75′ Holland), Haile, Williams (61′ Brunt), Stocker (64′ Ash), Hilliard, Bedford (55′ Watson), Smith, Edwards (55′ Grender).
MALTA Azzopardi (80′ Sciberras), J. Grech, Ghio, C. Borg, Degabriele (77′ Meli), Friggeri, Nwoko (64′ Galea), Corbalan, Mbong, C. Grech (46′ Beerman), Spiteri (64′ Buckle).
Goals: 16’ Degabriele (M), 21’ Friggieri (M), 47′ J. Grech (M), 60′ Nwoko (M), 63′ DeGabriele (M), 66′ Hillard (I), 66′ and 80′ Watson