The Malta women’s Under-19 national team defeated hosts Armenia 4-1 in the opening match from League B Group B4 of the UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship Round 2 at the City Stadium in Abovyan on Tuesday.
Alexandra Gatt converted a penalty after just three minutes after Yulya Carella was brought down inside the area by Karapetyan. Sara Saliba doubled the score on the 15th. Lexine Farrugia increased the lead thirteen minutes in the second half and Sara Saliba added another five minutes from time. Yeritsyan was sent off for Armenia on the 87th but two minutes in added time, they reduced the gap through substitute Tatev Khachatryan.
Malta plays the second game on Friday against the Faroe Islands.
Photo courtesy of Malta FA
ARMENIA Ella Denae De Kruyf, Emma Douzmanian (46′ Yana Gabrielyan), Mariam Karapetyan, Hasmik Grigoryan, Emmi Sargsyan (81′ Elina Martirosyan), Ani Isabella Safaryan (81′ Tatev Khachatryan), Milena Sayadyan, Tahlia Voskanyan, Lusine Kostanyan, Isabela Maneh Nersesian, Rozaline Yeritsyan.
MALTA Raisa Costantino, Georgiana Mifsud, Tammy Falzon, Lexine Farrugia (88′ Ylenia Grech), Sara Saliba, Francesca Bartolo, Alexandra Gatt, Ileana Farrugia (80′ Gaia Antonelli), Yulya Carella (80′ Martina Cortis), Sarah Vella Barberi (88′ Sabrin Blihi), Michela Ionadi (58′ Megan La Rosa).
Referee: Andromachi Tsiofliki GRE
Assistant Referees: Vasilia Tsiklitari GRE, Veronica Vettorel ITA
Fourth Official: Martina Molinaro ITA