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Brincat names women’s national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers

| August 30th, 2014 | 2 Comments »

women-malta-denmark131124Women’s national team coach Pierre Brincat named an eighteen-strong squad for a friendly match against Goldaming Town FC and the two 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualfiiers against Denmark and Switzerland, scheduled for next month.

In view of these two qualifiers, Malta will host English side Goldaming Town on Friday 5th September at the Centenary Stadium. The team then travels to Velje, Denmark where Malta takes on Denmark at the Jokri Park on Saturday 13 in the first of two World Cup qualifiers in five days’ time. On Wednesday 17, Malta hosts group winners Switzerland at the Victor Tedesco Stadium.

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UEFA Women’s Champions League: Narrow defeat for Hibernians

| August 14th, 2014 | Comments Off on UEFA Women’s Champions League: Narrow defeat for Hibernians

women-champions-leagueChampions Hibernians suffered a narrow 1-2 defeat to group winners Raheny United of Ireland at the Stadionul Clujana in Cluj Napoca, Romania in their final match from Group 2 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifying round on Thursday.

The Paolites managed to take the lead through Dionne Tonna on the 15th minute. Catherine Cronin levelled matters seven minutes from the end of the first half and Clare Shine notched the winner eleven minutes from time to ensure Raheny won the group with maximum points.

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BOV Women’s League fixtures released

| August 13th, 2014 | Comments Off on BOV Women’s League fixtures released

BOV-Women's-LeagueThe Malta Football Association released the fixtures for the first phase of the BOV Women’s League 2014/15.

The league kicks-off on October 7 with the first six matches – Gozo vs Birkirkara and Raiders (Luxol) vs Lija / Iklin at the Centenary Stadium; Sliema Wanderers vs Mgarr United at the Charles Abela Stadium; Pembroke Athleta vs Hibernians at the Luxol Stadium; Swieqi United vs Tarxien Rainbows at the Pembroke Athleta Ground and Kirkop United vs Hamrun Spartans at the Zebbug Ground.

Matches will be played on Tuesdays, each time six matches at five different venues. The first phase comes to an end on January 13.

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Second defeat for Hibernians in UEFA Women’s Champions League

| August 11th, 2014 | Comments Off on Second defeat for Hibernians in UEFA Women’s Champions League

women-champions-leagueHibernians lost 5-0 to hosts Olimpia Cluj of Romania at the Cluj Arena in Cluj-Napoca in another match from Group 2 of the UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifying round on Monday.

Andreea Voicu opened the score after just seven minutes and just before half-time, Fanni Vágó doubled the score. The same player added a third goal four minutes in the second half. Mara Bâtea made it 4-0 on the 71st minute before Fanni Vágó sealed the issue with a fifth goal ten minutes from time.

The Paolites play the third and final match on Thursday against group winners Raheny United of Ireland.

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UEFA Women’s Champions League: Hibernians lose opening game

| August 9th, 2014 | Comments Off on UEFA Women’s Champions League: Hibernians lose opening game

women-champions-leagueBOV Women’s First Division champions Hibernians lost 5-0 to NSA Sofia of Bulgaria in the first match from the UEFA Women’s Champions League qualifying round Group 2 at the Cluj Arena in Cluj-Napoca, Romania on Saturday. This was the Paolites’ very-first appearance in European football as on previous occasions when they had won the championship, they had opted not to take part.

Hibernians controlled their opponents well for most of the first half but two minutes from half-time, Valentina Asenova broke the deadlock. Velina Koshuleva doubled the score on the hour and two minutes later, Asenova made it 3-0. Hibs were then unlucky to concede two own goals by Keoney Demicoli on the 81st and Shona Zammit on the 90th.

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