The Malta women’s Under-19 national team suffered a heavy 0-9 defeat to England in a match from the UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championsip Group 1 at the SRP Trate Nedelišće in Nedelišće, Croatia on Monday.
The Malta girls controlled their opponents during the first half-hour but Aimee Palmer managed to break the deadlock on the 32nd minute. Esme Beth Morgan doubled the score on the 38th and goals by Jessica Naz on the 44th and Aimee Palmer on the 45th put England four goals ahead before half-time.
Gabriella Ravenscroft extended the lead on the 62nd and Jessica Naz scored another two goals on the 74th and 81st before Amy Rodgers and Jessica Park scored the eighth and ninth goals on the 85th and 88th respectively.
Malta will be in action once again on Thursday as it faces Slovakia at the Gradski Stadion NK Podravina Ludbreg in Ludbreg
ENGLAND Emily Ramsey, Shannon Cooke, Aimee Palmer (62′ Amy Rodgers), Esme Beth Morgan (82′ Jessica Park), Sophie Domingo, Georgia Eaton-Collins, Poppy Pattinson, Olivia Smith (71′ Niamh Cashin), Sophia Pharaoh (71′ Kate Wiseman), Jessica Naz, Gabriella Lucie Ravenscroft.
MALTA Jodie Attard, Chloe Ann Ellul (88′ Jessica Lee Dimech), Valentina Rapa, Leanne Cefai, Celeste Grech (57′ Jana Barbara), Kayleigh Chetcuti (75′ Demi Magrin), Maria Farrugia, Samantha Zarb (46′ Michela Bonello Ghio), Sarah Urpani, Nicole Sciberras (89′ Maia Melanie Debono), Rohanne Zahra.
Referee: Galiya Echeva (BUL)
Assistant Referees: Yordanka Korcheva (BUL), Ivona Pejic (CRO)
Fourth Official: Jelena Kumer (CRO)