Brilliant performance hands Malta historic qualification

Malta edge past Great Britain in tension filled entertaining encounter

Malta registered its third consecutive win in Group G after beating the Great Britain 7-6 in what was undoubtedly the toughest opposition in the group.  Victory over the brits meant Malta secured a prestigious qualification for the first time.

Much was expected in the build with tension running high on both set of teams as the pair both needed a win to secure qualification from the group.

It was a very balanced encounter indeed with the match looking promising from the initial whistle with Great Britain winning the first session 3-2 with our national side missing penalty.

Malta started the second session looking more positive going in front 5-3 through two goals from Ben Plumpton and thrugh Jacob Sciberras with Ashley Castle reducing the score for his team.

Castle made the score level at the start of the third session.  However Darren Zammit and again Ben Plumpton put the Maltese in front again with Malta looking in control as the game progressed.

Towards the end Castle reduced the margin once again but could not prevent his team from losing with the final score reading 7-6 for our national side.

GB; Llewellyn, Alberici, Briers, Tinkler Davies, Greenhill, Hudson (1), Riding (1), Castle (3), Wilson (1), Wilks, Powell, Warman, Barker

Malta; Tanti, Fenech, Manara, Sciberras (1), Abela, Plumpton (4), Galea, Gambin, Azzopardi, Zammit (2), Navarro, Calleja, Buhagiar