Malta wins second friendly against Middlesbrough Futsal Club, Memorable day for Xavier Saliba

Malta manages to win 3 – 1 in its second and final friendly against Middlesbrough. The Maltese team was the better side throughout the game. Kevin Mifsud’s team had a better approach to yesterday’s game when compared to Saturday’s game. In fact Malta took the lead early on when Xavier Saliba scored in the 4 minute and the Maltese team controlled the result till the end of the first time.

In the second half Middlesbrough tried harder and Theo Furness for Middlesbrough managed to equaliseĀ  in 22nd minute. The Malta seemed to have lost their bearing for a few minutes until Xavier Saliba managed to restore the lead by scoring 2 subsequent goals (25th and 26th minute). In the dying minutes the British side reverted to playing with 5 players in Malta’s half and had several attempts at goal but the Maltese goaler Chris Cassar was vital in keeping the score 3 -1.

MaltaMiddelsbrough FC
1Brian Baldacchino4Rui Fernandes
2Stefan Cauchi5Phil Codd
3Daniel Brincat3Thad Taylor
4Chris Brincat44Brad Mills
5Jesmond Micallef12Josy Clark
6Andy Mangion6Mikey McGee
14Carlo Scicluna (C)8Corey Smith
8Melvin Mifsud2Jamie Bettson
9Kurt Bartolo10Robbie Bettson (C)
10Xavier Saliba11Pete Bulmer
11Tarek Ibrahim21Theo Furness
12Chris Cassar
Coach:
Kevin MifsudDamon Shaw
Referee:
Franco Cachia
Referee:
Jude Utulu
Time keeper:
Stephen Vella
3rd Official:
Jurgen K. Meli