Faroes powerless against Malta

26.03.2019 - 09:23
Faroes powerless against Malta
The national football team delivered one if its poorest performances in recent times when it slumped to a 2-1 defeat against Malta on Saturday

The Faroe Islands lost 2-1 to Malta on Saturday, despite a second-half red card to Malta.

The Faroese players did not manage a single attempt at goal in the first half, and it came as no surprise when Kyrian Nwoko opened the score after 13 minutes.

A few minutes into the second half, however, the Faroese team started showing what they are capable of, and they were awarded a penalty, for which Andre Agius was sent off.

Missed opportunity

This was the big chance for the Faroes, but keeper Henry Bonello saved Brandur Olsen’s penalty.

Things went from bad to worse when Faroese captain Alti Gregersen fouled Joseph Mbong in the penalty box after 77 minutes.

Steve Borg scored from the penalty spot, making it 2-0 to Malta.

Injury time

The referee added seven minutes of injury time, and seconds from the whistle Jákup Thomsen managed to reduce the score to 2-1.

But this was too late, and Malta recorded its first win in six years.

Manager Lars Olsen said after the game that the Faroese team simply made too many errors, which the opponents did well to capitalise on.

Public apology

Faroese captain Atli Gregersen was humble after the game, saying that all he could do was to apologise on behalf of the team for the poor performance.

The next game is tomorrow’s away game against Romania, who lost 2-1 to Sweden on Saturday.

Translated by prosa.fo

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