BOV Women's Division 1: Birkirkara return to winning ways

Birkirkara bounced back from the defeat to Mosta as they defeated Hibernians 3-1 at the Luxol Stadium in one of the three BOV Women’s First Division matches on Tuesday.

The Stripes were a better side during the first half taking a two-goal lead within the first twelve minutes thanks to Rachel Cuschieri and Gabriella Zahra. Hibernians pulled one back a few seconds in the second half through Rodianne Borg but their efforts were not enough to level matters. Birkirkara sealed the issue with a third goal six minutes from time with a Rachel Cuschieri direct freekick.

BIRKIRKARA Janice Xuereb, Isabelle Mazzitelli, Kim Parnis, Yasmeen Vella (Alishia Sultana), Kirstie Vella, Maryrose Cardona, Martina Cilia (Simone Buttigieg), Chantal Fenech, Gabriella Zahra, Rachel Cuschieri, Kelly Agius Pace (Raina Giusti, Dorcas Debono)
Coach: Johann Scicluna
HIBERNIANS Stephanie Cremona, Charlene Zammit, Rosalie Cauchi (Mandy Debono 36), (Maria Azzopardi 54), Claire Sciberras, Chantelle Grech (Rodianne Borg 27), Francesca Chircop, Corissa Vella White, Dionne Tonna, Ruth Steer Chetman (Rebecca Vella 80), Kathleen Saliba (Gaby Tonna 68), Ylenia Carabott.
Coach: Jose Borg
Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann
Scorers: Rachel Cuschieri 8’, Gabriella Zahra 12’ (B), Rodianne Borg 46’ (H), Rachel Cuschieri 84’ (B)

Mosta took sole leadership as they beat Mgarr United 5-1 at the Mgarr Ground.

The Second Division champions, who claimed maximum points from the first two matches, were a more aggressive side during the first half, taking the lead through Antoinette Sammut ten minutes from half-time.

However this goal was a wake-up call for the Blues who equalised through a Dorianne Theuma penalty five minutes later. Ten minutes later, Dorianne Theuma converted another penalty to put Mosta ahead. Mosta kept pushing for more, increasing the lead through Shona Zammit, Natasha Pace and Rachel Nolan.

MGARR M’Claire Tabone, Chantelle Bezzina, Maria Mamo (Stephanie Mamo 90’), Abigail Camilleri, Maria Mizzi (LeeAnne Wood 71’), Antoinette Sammut, Mariana Vella, Brenda Borg (Elena Vella 81’), Daniela Ebejer, Melanie Vella, Jasmine Vella Turner.
Coach: Ray Vella
MOSTA Sharon Costantino, Rebecca D’Agostino, Karen Lia (Natasha Pace 60’), Catherine Camilleri, Charlene Cassia, Dorianne Theuma, Nicole Buttigieg (Rachel Mifsud 80’), Anne Marie Muscat (Jade Flask 72’), Shona Zammit (Melissa Galea 83’), Yanika Fenech, Rachel Nolan (Amy Abdilla 79’).
Coach: Kenneth Costantino
Referee: Martin Borg
Scorers: Antonette Sammut 35’ (MG), Dorianne Theuma 40’, 55’, Shona Zammit 67’, Natasha Pace 75’, Rachel Nolan 78’ (M).

Pembroke Athleta collected their first three points as they beat Tarxien Rainbows 2-0 at the Pembroke Ground.

Led by goalkeeper Dorienne Grech, the Rainbows controlled their opponents well during the first half. One minute in the second half, Pembroke managed to break the deadlock through Sarah Caruana. Tarxien went close through a Leanne Mifsud effort which was neutralised by Nicole Mifsud. On the other side of the pitch, Dorianne Grech performed good saves on Leanne Micallef and Thresa Scicluna. However three minutes from time, Pembroke secured the three points with a second goal thanks to Thresa Scicluna.

PEMBROKE Nicole Mifsud, Sarah Caruana (Thresa Scicluna 75’), Sarah Cassar Dymond, Natasha Davis (Nicole Vermeulen 42’), Monique Sultana (Sonia Schembri 55’), Janelle Galea (Ilenia Navarro 46’), Amber Grech, Leanne Micallef (Denyse Scerri 90’), Cassandra Camilleri, Martina Borg, Ottilia Debattista.
Coach: Rikky Pace
TARXIEN Dorienne Grech, Roxanne Busuttil (Diandra Farrugia 78’), Elise Abela (Leanne Mifsud 46’), Antionette Vella (Naomi Camilleri 62’), Kristine Camilleri, Chantel Spiteri (Michelle Camilleri 89’), Maria Mizzi, Kim Magro, Francesca Cauchi (Alessia Abela 75’), Cheryl Cachia, Yolanda Meyer.
Coach: Leslie Camilleri
Referee: Sandro Spiteri
Scorers: Sarah Caruana 46’, Thresa Scicluna 87’