Under-16 side beats Gibraltar 4-0

Malta concluded their commitments in the UEFA Youth U-16 Development Tournament on a flying note after seeing off Gibraltar 4-0 in their final game at the Centenary Stadium today.

Malta finished second on six points, one behind Andorra who picked up a point after their final game against Armenia, played at the Luxol Stadium, finished 1-1 at the end of the regular 80 minutes. Armenia gained an extra point to finish on five after prevailing 5-3 over Andorra in the penalty shoot-out.

Determined to bounce back from the 2-0 defeat to Andorra on Friday, the Maltese youngsters deserved their win over Gibraltar as they played the better football throughout.

Paul Mbong put Malta ahead after 27 minutes and on the stroke of half-time, Russel Vella doubled the score.

Three minutes from time, Malta were awarded a penalty after Stefan Borrell brought down Alexander Satariano inside the box and Shaun Dimech made no mistake from the spot. Alex Satariano added another in stoppage time to hand Malta an emphatic 4-0 victory.

MALTA Starting line-up: Andrè Spiteri, Ethan Letheridge, Andreas Vella, Carlo Zammit Lonardelli, Matthew Portelli, Bradley Sciberras, Sheldon Pisani, Sebastian Grech, Paul Mbong, Clyde Bouvet, Russel Vella.
Substitutes: Amara Sylla, Jake Ghio, Shaun Cassar, Liam McKay, Shaun Dimech, Ryan Tonna, Jamie Sixsmith, Alexander Satariano, Christian Gauci.

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