The Maltese Under-15 national team, under guidance of coach Francesco Macri, played two friendly matches in Montenegro. The first match on Sunday ended in a 3-1 defeat while Tuesday’s clash finished5-1 for the hosts.
The two teams met in April in two friendly matches at the Malta FA Training Grounds.
On Sunday, the hosts took a 2-0 lead at half-time and added a third on 55 minutes. In the 78th minute, Malta were awarded a penalty when substitute Liam Buhagiar was brought down in the box and Daniel Pawley duly converted.
In the second match, on Tuesday, Malta played a very good first half, although the hosts managed to open the score on 22 minutes, punishing a mistake by the Maltese. Two minutes later, Malta equalised thanks to a wonderful Pawley goal, taking full advantage from an error from Montenegro with a fine shot from the edge of the box. However, after the break, the hosts managed to add four goals on 50, 60, 64 and 65 minutes.
Below are all the players who made the trip to Montenegro:
Goalkeepers Jayden Farrugia (Mosta) and Sam Calleja (Melita)
Outfield players Keerin Formosa, Daniel Pawley, Ismael Vella, Jaylen Zarb, Kayden Zerafa (all Pietà Hotspurs), Izaak Mizzi-Bonello, Ethan Brincat-Winters, Scott Camilleri (Hamrun Spartans), Liam Buhagiar, Emerson Mejlak, Liam James (Valletta), Dale Vella, Jack Camilleri, Benjamin Borg (St Andrews), Jansen Zahra, Jean Formosa (Birkirkara), Andreas Vella (Melita) and Drew Miceli (Floriana).