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 equalise  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.

Malta Middelsbrough FC
1 Brian Baldacchino 4 Rui Fernandes
2 Stefan Cauchi 5 Phil Codd
3 Daniel Brincat 3 Thad Taylor
4 Chris Brincat 44 Brad Mills
5 Jesmond Micallef 12 Josy Clark
6 Andy Mangion 6 Mikey McGee
14 Carlo Scicluna (C) 8 Corey Smith
8 Melvin Mifsud 2 Jamie Bettson
9 Kurt Bartolo 10 Robbie Bettson (C)
10 Xavier Saliba 11 Pete Bulmer
11 Tarek Ibrahim 21 Theo Furness
12 Chris Cassar
Kevin Mifsud Damon Shaw
Franco Cachia
Jude Utulu
Time keeper:
Stephen Vella
3rd Official:
Jurgen K. Meli