Leaders Mosta dropped their first points in the BOV Women’s First Division when they were held in a 1-1 draw by Hibernians at the Charles Abela Stadium on Tuesday.
Maltese-Candadian Nicole Buttigieg put the Blues ahead on 32 minutes but five minutes later, Hibernians were awarded a penalty after Yanika Fenech handled the ball in the area and Ylenia Carabott converted from the penalty spot.
Hibernians were a more determined side after the break and Mosta goalie Sharon Costantino performed a number of good saves. On the other hand, Mosta hardly had any shot at goal.
MOSTA Sharon Costantino, Rebecca D’Agostino, Karen Lia (Natasha Pace 72’), Catherine Camilleri, Charlene Cassia, Dorianne Theuma, Nicole Buttigieg, AnneMarie Muscat (Oriana Bedingfield 75’), Jade Flask, Yanika Fenech (Shona Zammit 67’), Rachel Nolan (Amy Abdilla 87’).
Coach: Kenneth Costantino
HIBERNIANS Keoney Demicoli, Maria Azzopardi, Claire Sciberras (Rebecca Vella 90+4), Rosalie Cauchi, Charlene Zammit, Dionne Tonna, Corissa Vella White, Francesca Chircop, Rodianne Borg (Kathleen Saliba 55’), Ylenia Carabott, Ruth Steer Cheetman (Gaby Tonna 80’)
Coach: Jose Borg
Referee: Clayton Pisani
Yellow Cards: Yanika Fenech (M), Charlene Zammit, Kathleen Saliba (H).
Scorers: Nicole Buttigieg 32’ (M), Ylenia Carabott (Pen) 36’ (H).
Champions Birkirkara made a good comback to earn a point in an entertaining 3-3 draw with Gozo at the Sannat Ground on Sunday.
Rachel Cuschieri put Birkirkara ahead on 15 minutes but two minutes later Tracy Theuma levelled matters. Felicienne Merieca made it 2-1 seven minutes from the end of the first half and three minutes in the second half, Tracy Theuma put Gozo 3-1 ahead. However goals by Gabriella Zahra on 58 minutes and Martina Cilia on 75 minutes enabled the Stripes to restore equilibrium.
GOZO Maryanne Mumford, AnnMarie Said, Rita Azzopardi (Rebecca Bajada 60’), Michelle Zuber, Sarah Sultana, Felicienne Mercieca, Melania Bajada, Michelle Pace, Tracy Theuma, Emma Xuereb, Moddyann Refalo.
Coach: William Ganet
BIRKIRKARA Janice Xuereb, Isabelle Mazzitelli, Chantal Fenech, Yasmeen Vella, Maryrose Cardona, Gabriella Zahra, Martina Cilia, Rachel Cuschieri, Alishia Sultana, Raina Giusti (Simone Buttigieg 54’), Dorcas Debono (Charlene Schembri 54’).
Coach: Johann Scicluna
Referee: Adrian Azzopardi
Yellow Card: Tracy Theuma
Scorers: Rachel Cuschieri 15’ (B), Tracy Theuma 17’, 48’ (G), Felicienne Mercieca 38’ (G), Gabriella Zahra 58’ (B), Martina Cilia 75’ (B).
Meanwhile in another match, Tarxien Rainbows and Hamrun Spartans earned their first point as they shared the spoils in a goalless draw at the Tarxien Ground on Tuesday.
The two teams shared the exchanges throughout the ninety minutes. During the first half, Amanda Atkins was unlucky to hit the crossbar for Hamrun.
TARXIEN Dorienne Grech, Antionette Vella, Cheryl Cachia, Roxanne Busuttil, Leanne Mifsud, Alessia Abela (Chantel Spiteri 46’), Kristine Camilleri, Maria Mizzi, Kim Magro (Diandra Farrugia 78’), Francesca Cauchi, Yolanda Meyer.
Coach: Leslie Camilleri
HAMRUN Karen Camilleri, Zuleika Azzopardi, Yanika Micallef, Claudette Xuereb, Tania Vella, Kimberly Micallef, Amanda Muscat, Amanda Atkins, Sabrina Parnis (Louisanne Borg 55’), Amanda Buhagiar, Lilian Cremona (Christine Galea 74’).
Coach: Marco Grech
Referee: Sandro Spiteri
Yellow Cards: Kimberly Micallef 65’, Amanda Atkins 79’ (H)