Malta ladies cruise to easy win over U.A.E

Malta Independent - - SPORT - Domenic Aquilina Malta: UAE: Ref­eree: Scor­ers:

The Malta Women’s na­tional foot­ball team eas­ily cruised to a 40 win over the United Arab Emi­rates in a friendly in­ter­na­tional match played at the Cen­te­nary Sta­dium, yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

Clearly in com­mand from the very first whis­tle, Mark Gatt’s Malta team surged to a 3-0 half­time lead from a brace from cap­tain Dori­enne Theuma, who en­joyed a fine match, to­gether with An­der­lecht Dames’ play­maker Rachel Cuschieri who too was in blaz­ing form for the lo­cals. Jade Flask made it 3-0 just be­fore half-time.

The lo­cals added an­other goal at the change of ends through Raina Giusti to make the score 4-0.

Malta will again host the same team as their ad­ver­sary on Sunday morn­ing in an­other friendly in­ter­na­tional at the same venue.

Jan­ice Xuereb (Pa­tri­cia Ebe­jer 85), Gabriella Zahra, Ste­fa­nia Far­ru­gia (An­drea Zam­mit Mizzi 84), Do­ri­anne Theuma, Rachel Cuschieri, Martina Borg (Raina Giusti 46); Shona Zam­mit, Jade Flask, Charlene Zam­mit (Mandy De­bono 62), Emma Xuereb (Kim Par­nis 46), Alishia Sul­tana (Yas­meen Vella 73).

Noura Al­mazrooei (Badreyya Al­man­soori 89); Shamma Al­man­soori (Manal Al­ham­madi 71), Ameena Al­hosani (Layla Almheiri 62), Ne­hal Ab­de­laziz, Naeema Juma (Al­reem Al­baloshi 85), Salha Rashid, Afra Almheiri (Ei­dah Ali Al­she­hhi 90), Nouf Alad­wan, Alanoud Alad­wan, Areej Al­ham­madi, Amal Aal Rabeea (Rawan Al­ham­madi 46).

(Italy). Gra­ziella Pir­ri­a­tore Theuma 13, 45 pen; Flask 44; Raina Giusti 71.

Malta cap­tain Dori­enne Theuma (L) blasts Malta into an early lead as Malta en­joyed a fine 4-0 against the United Arab Emi­rates in a friendly in­ter­na­tional Photo: Domenic Aquilina

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