Birkirkara and Hibernians extended their positive form after defeating Tarxien Rainbows and Raiders (Luxol) respectively in two matches from Section A of the BOV Women’s League. These wins enabled both sides to stay in touch on top of the championship on 25 points after nine outings.
Birkirkara defeated Tarxien Rainbows 10-1 at the Zebbug Ground. Mariah Sciberras opened the score on the 8th minute and Sarah Urpani doubled the score three minutes later with Kailey Willis reducing the gap on the 36th. However Stephania Farrugia restored a two-goal lead just before half-time. In the second half, the Stripes dominated, scoring seven without reply. Stephania Farrugia made it 4-1 on the 48th, Mariah Sciberras (50′ and 88′) and Sarah Urpani (56′ and 76′) scored another two goals each to complete a hat-trick each while Alishia Sultana (51′) and Raina Giusti (52′) scored the other two goals.
Rivals Hibernians replied with a 6-1 win over Raiders (Luxol) at the Mgarr Ground. Jade Flask put the Paolites ahead on the 3rd minute and Rodianne Borg doubled the score on the 37th with Emma Xuereb adding another three minutes from the end of the first half. Rodianne Zerafa pulled one back on the 58th but Emma Xuereb scored another three goals against her former team, on the 75th, 85th and 87th.
Mġarr United emerged winners against Kirkop United by three goals to nil at the Charles Abela Stadium. Roxanne Micallef put the Greens ahead six minutes from the end of the first half while Natasha Pace doubled the lead eight minutes in the second half. Brenda Borg wrapped up the game with a third goal on the 72nd minute.
In Section B, Swieqi United secured their first win after scoring five past hapless Mosta at the Charles Abela Stadium. Rebecca Naudi opened the score on the 4th minute and Simone Buttigieg doubled the score on the 33rd. Amy Gingell Galea scored a third on the 66th and Krista Montfort added another on the 78th before Rebecca Naudi scored a fifth goal two minutes in added time.