Two goals late in the first half paved the way for Hibernians as they beat champions and Knock-Out winners Birkirkara 3-0 in the final of the BOV Women’s Super Cup at the Centenary Stadium on Tuesday.
An own goal by Ann-Marie Said gave the Paolites a shock lead six minutes for the end of the first half.
Just before half-time, Francesca Chircop, served by Nicole Borg, doubled the score.
Birkirkara went close to reducing the gap six minutes in the second half with a Tracy Teuma which however hit the crossbar.
Seven minutes from time, in a swift counter-attack, Dorianne Theuma served Emma Xuereb on the right and the latter was unlucky to hit the bar.
Deep into stoppage time, the Paolites added another as Emma Xuereb advanced on the right and rounded the goalkeeper before placing the ball at the back of the net.
After the game, Tanya Gravina, Manager PR & Marketing at Bank of Valletta and Ludovico Micallef, Senior Vice President of the Malta Football Association, presented the BOV Women’s Super Cup to Hibernians.
Photos courtesy of Bank of Valletta
B’KARA Janice Xuereb, Ann-Marie Said, Kim Parnis, Stephania Farrugia, Samantha Zarb (70’ Rebecca Bajada), Tracy Teuma, Alishia Sultana (26’ Kailey Willis), Raina Giusti (87′ Mariah Sciberras), Veronique Mifsud (46’ Jelena Sakic), Yasmeen Marie Vella, Ylenia Carabott.
HIBS Dorianne Grech, Jade Schembri (77′ Chloe Ann Ellul), Dorianne Theuma (94′ Rosana Vidak), Jade Flask, Emma Xuereb, Mandy Debono (93′ Jessica Dimech), Shona Zammit, Charlene Zammit, Francesca Chircop (88′ Leanne Cefai), Nicole Borg (56’ Ruth Steer Chetham), Chantelle Grech.
Referee: Alex Johnson