Haley Bugeja scored twice in the second half as Malta registered the second win in League C1 of the UEFA Women’s Nations League at the Centenary Stadium on Tuesday.
Malta leads the way with six points, followed by Latvia and Andorra on three and Moldova zero.
Photos courtesy of Joe Borg / Malta FA
Following a goalless first half, Malta took the lead one minute in the second half when off a cross by Ann-Marie Said, Brenda Borg released Haley Bugeja on the right and the latter slotted the ball past goalkeeper Denisa Bojenco.
Twelve minutes later, some poor defending by the Moldovan rear-guard ended with goalkeeper Bojenco failing to clear the ball into safety and Haley Bugeja placed the ball at the back of the net.
MALTA Janice Xuereb, Ann-Marie Said, Emma Lipman, Stephania Farrugia, Ylenia Carabott (76′ Leah Alice Ayres), Rachel Cuschieri, Alishia Sultana (59′ Maya Lucia), Brenda Borg, Emma Xuereb, Nicole Sciberras (79′ Shona Zammit), Haley Bugeja.
MOLDOVA Denisa Bojenco, Cristina Cerescu, Valeria Vîrlan (63′ Daniela Mardari), Carolina Tabur, Claudia Chiper (63′ Iuliana Colnic), Felicia Guțu, Madalina Bădiceanu, Nadejda Colesnicenco (84′ Eugenia Railean), Anastasia Cernitu (46′ Anastasia Toma), Anastasia Sivolobova, Irina Topal (19′ Carina Doiban).
Referee: Michaela Pachtova CZE
Assistant referees: Lucie Ratajová, Tereza Holakovska CZE
Fourth Official: Lucie Šulcová CZE