The women’s national team bounced back from the narrow defeat to Estonia earlier this week with a 4-1 win over the same team in a friendly match at the Centenary Stadium on Thursday.
The Maltese managed to take the lead on the 18th minute thanks to a long-distance effort by Shona Zammit. On the 31st minute, Malta doubled the score thanks to a Jade Flask header. Seven minutes later, Shona Zammit made it 3-0 with a fine shot from the edge of the area and just before half-time Maria Farrugia took advantage of a defensive blunder and placed the ball inside the empty net.
The visitors reduced the gap on the 62nd minute thanks to substitute Ulrika Tulp.
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MALTA Janice Xuereb, Gabriella Zahra, AnnMarie Said (Brenda Borg 33), Stephania Farrugia, Roxanne Micallef (Claudette Xuereb 46), Maria Farrugia, Shona Zammit, Jade Flask, Charlene Zammit (Rebecca Bajada 57), Emma Xuereb (Raina Giusti 82), Alishia Sultana.
Coach: Mark Gatt
ESTONIA Getrin Strigin, Kairi Himanen, Kethy Ounpuu (Kelly Rosen 80), Ketlin Saar, Berle Brant, Siret Raamet, Katrin Loo, Eneli Kutter, Kristina Bannikova (Liivi Sormus 90), Lisette Tammik (Samanta Uueda 59), Gerli Israel (Ulrika Tulp 78).
Coach: Jarmo Matikainen
Referee: Tania Fernandes Morais (LUX)