The Malta women Under-19 national team featured in a 3-3 draw with Romania in a friendly match at the MFA Training Grounds on Tuesday.
This was the first in a series of three friendlies which are intended to boost the Malta U-19 girls’ preparations for next month’s UEFA U-19 Women’s European Championship qualifiers, being held in Croatia. The Maltese girls will face England, Slovakia and Croatia.
Romania took the lead on the 12th minute thanks to Carmen Marcu. Malta levelled terms through Maria Farrugia on the half-hour and Demi Magrin made it 2-1 on the 38th but five minutes later, Carmen Marcu restored equilbrium.
An own goal put Romania ahead on the 65th but Maria Farrugia concluded a solo effort by beating the Romanian goalkeeper on the 77th minute to make it 3-3.
Photos: Copyright © Joe Borg/MFA
The second friendly between Malta and Romania is on Thursday art 17.00 and the third and final game on Saturday at 11.30.
MALTA Jodie Attard; Chloe Ann Ellul, Valentina Rapa, Rohanne Zahra (Jessica Dimech 61’), Celeste Grech (Kayleigh Chetcuti 60’), Jana Barbara (Kathryn Ellul 82’), Maia Debono (Leanne Cefai 51’), Maria Farrugia, Samatha Zarb (Angelique Schembri 88’), Sarah Urpani (Demi Magrin 14’), Nicole Sciberras.
ROMANIA Szidonia Salamon; Melinda Nagy, Daniela Mates (Rosie Gennveva 60’), Raluca Borodi, Oana Negrea, Ana-Maria Vladulescu (Cosmina Rosu 67’), Andreea Dita, Madalina Marinescu, Carmen Marcu, Georgiana Gologan (Julia Zamfir 77’), Alexandra Tunoaia.
Referee: Joanna Vassallo