Trai Hume off as Northern Ireland Under-21s suffer home defeat

Northern Ireland Under-21s were beaten 2-0 by Malta in Lurgan after having defender Trai Hume sent off in the first half.

Wednesday, 17th November 2021, 6:00 am

Hume was red-carded in the 33rd minute following an incident involving Malta captain Ayrton Attard, who went to the ground after the pair had been standing side-by-side ahead of a corner.

The visitors then took the lead four minutes into the second half through a fine Marcus Grima strike from just outside the box.

Kofi Balmer had a header cleared off the line as Northern Ireland pushed for an equaliser, before substitute Andrea Zammit’s 89th-minute finish wrapped up victory for Malta.

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