Hibernians and Birkirkara registered comfortable wins in the BOV Women’s First Division on Tuesday as they defeated Gozo and Tarxien Rainbows respectively.
At the Sirens Stadium, Hibernians defeated Gozo 4-0. The Paolites were a superior side throughout the ninety minutes, taking a two-goal lead by the end of the first half through an Ylenia Carabott brace. Dionne Tonna and Francesca Chircop increased the lead after the break.
HIBS Stephanie Cremona, Charlene Zammit, Rosalie Cauchi, Claire Sciberras, Francesca Chircop (Lorna Cassar 85’), Gabriella Tonna (Marie Claire Aquilina 81’), Dionne Tonna, Michaela Camilleri (Maria Azzopardi 60’), Ylenia Carabott, Ruth Steer Chetham (Rodianne Borg 85’), Rebecca Vella (Nicole Borg 75’)
Coach: Keith Gouder
GOZO MaryAnn Mumford (Fabiann Vella 68’), Moddyann Refalo, Michelle Pace (Sarah Sultana 50’), Michelle Zuber (Rebecca Bajada 75’), Ann Marie Said, Melania Bajada, Felicienne Mercieca (Jessica Scerri 80’), Emma Xuereb, Julia Vella, Tracy Theuma.
Coach: Rikky Pace
Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann
Scorers: Ylenia Carabott, Ylenia Carabott, Dionne Tonna, Francesca Chircop.
In another match at the same venue, champions Birkirkara proved too strong for Tarxien Rainbows beating them 8-0 and had goalkeeper Dorianne Grech not performed a series of good saves, the score could have been bigger.
The Stripes enjoyed a three-goal lead by the end of the first half thanks to a brace by Gabriella Zahra and an own goal. After the break, Rachel Cuschieri scored four goals and Sacha Camilleri marked her return from a long-term injury with a goal to seal the issue.
BIRKIRKARA Nina Dimech, Isabelle Mazzitelli (Simone Buttigieg 56’), Kim Parnis, Yasmeen Vella (Charlene Schembri 73’), Maryrose Cardona (Rosanne Xerri 62’), Martina Cilia, Stephania Farrugia, Gabriella Zahra (Kim Simler 80’), Rachel Cuschieri, Raina Giusti, Kelly Agius Pace (Sacha Camilleri 68’)
Coach: Johann Scicluna
TARXIEN Dorienne Grech, Roxanne Busuttil (Michelle Camilleri 79’), Antionette Vella, Cheryl Cachia, Chantel Spiteri, Leah Marie Pisani, Kristine Camilleri, Maria Mizzi, Yolanda Meyer (Amy Plumpton 46’), Kim Magro, Francesca Cauchi.
Coach: Leslie Camilleri
Scorers: Gabriella Zahra 10’ 33’, own goal 31’, Rachel Cuschieri 53’ 55’ 59’ 78’, Sacha Camilleri 81’.
Leaders Mosta maintained their positive run with a 3-0 win over Pembroke Athleta at the Pembroke Ground.
The Blues scored three times in the first half through Dorianne Theuma, Natasha Pace and Jade Flask but after the break, Pembroke defended well to deny them the opportunity to increase the lead.
PEMBROKE RoseMarie Baldicchino (Nicole Mifsud 87’), Sarah Caruana (Denyse Scerri 85’), Sarah Cassar Dymond, Annabelle Rapa (Nicole Vermeulen 78’), Charlene Leonardi, Sonia Schembri, Amber Grech, Leanne Micallef (Graziella Stellini 85’), Cassandra Camilleri, Thresa Scicluna (Darya Attard 61’), Ottilia Debattista.
Coach: Rikky Pace
MOSTA Sharon Costantino, Rebecca D’Agostino, Catherine Camilleri (Karen Lia 46’), Dorianne Theuma, Nicole Buttigieg (AnneMarie Muscat 55’), Jade Flask, Charlene Cassia, Yanika Fenech, Natasha Pace, Oriana Bedingield (Shona Zammit 60’), Rachel Nolan (Rachel Mifsud 65’).
Coach: Kenneth Costantino
Referee: Philip Farrugia
Scorers: Dorianne Theuma 9’, Natasha Pace 25’, Jade Flask 40’.
At the Charles Abela Stadium, an own goal handed Mgarr United the three points as they defeated Hamrun Spartans 1-0.
The game was a balanced affair with both teams creating their fair share of scoring opportunities. The all-important goal was scored on the half-hour as some misunderstanding between the Hamrun goalkeeper and a defender following a cross by Tiziana Fenech ended in an own goal.
HAMRUN Karen Camilleri, Kimberly Micallef, Sabrina Parnis (Nikita Hili 61’), Amanda Buhagiar, Amanda Muscat (Louiseanne Borg 80’), Zuleika Azzopardi (Tedia Attard 82’), Yanika Micallef, Claudette Xuereb, Amanda Atkins, Lilian Cremona, Nicole Cutajar.
Coach: Sean Scicluna
MGARR M’Claire Tabone, Chantelle Bezzina, Maria Mamo, Abigail Camilleri, Alice Stanton, Antoinette Sammut, Mariana Vella, Tiziana Fenech (Nadia Borg 90’), Daniela Ebejer, Debbie Pisani, Leeanne Wood (Brenda Borg 75’).
Coach: Raymond Vella
Referee: Shaun Calleja
Scorers: own goal Yanika Micallef 30’
Meanwhile in the BOV Women’s Second Division, Kirkop United kept the pace with leaders Raiders (Luxol) as they defeated Fgura United 3-0 at the Fgura Ground.
After a balanced start, Kirkop soon started to hold the initiative, taking the lead three minutes from the end of the first half through Martina Bonello following a series of corners. After the break, Krystle Attard doubled the score and substitute Emma Moore sealed the issue with a third goal.
FGURA Marieclaire Polidano, Analise Farrugia (Beverly Abela 46’), Eliana Gialanze, Shana Debono, Annemarie Mallia (Joanna Mizzi 75’), Alberta Cassar, Leona Tabone, Jackie Abdilla, Alysa Cachia, Karen Schembri, Victoria Sciberras (Krystie Calleja 46’).
Coach: Tony Muscat
KIRKOP Stefania Ruggier, Angele Farrugia, Donnalise Xerri, Roxanne Galea, Sarah Cassar, Elaine Bonnici (Rachel Caruana 75’), Krystle Attard (Leanne Camilleri 81’), Alessia Caschetto (Stacie Caruana 53’), Alexia Baldacchino (Pamela Schembri 85’), Martina Bonello (Emma Moore 49’), Tara Attard.
Coach: Vincent Galea
Scorers: Martina Bonello 42’, Krystle Attard 55’, Emma Moore 66’.
In another match, Vittoriosa Stars defeated Lija / Iklin 3-2 at the Zebbug Ground.
Rodianne Vassallo put Lija / Iklin ahead on 25 minutes but Vittoriosa levelled matters thanks to a penalty by Kylie Monaco seven minutes in the second half. Leanne Attard put the Stars ahead on 67 minutes.
Lija / Iklin restored equilibrium five minutes from time but three minutes later, after Rodianne Vassallo was sent off for Lija / Iklin, Vittoriosa notched the winner thanks to another Kylie Monaco penalty.
LIJA/IKLIN Fiona Ellul Bonici, Rodianne Vassallo, Lorraine Abela (Trudy Pullicino 46’), Sharon Cassar (Natasha Gauci 67’), Mariella Chetcuti, Claire Vella, Rachelle Cassar, Francesca Bartolo, Nadia Micallef, Morgan Carabott (Tinio April 75’), Antionette Cachia (Esther Schembri 78’) (Karen Schembri 89’).
Coach: Raymond Formosa
VITTORIOSA Rednee Zerafa, Venice Castrogiovanni, Leanne Attard, Roberta Lia, Naomi Bartolo, Melissa Scerri, Kylie Monaco, Aisleen Micallef (Marylou Gauci 75’), Joanna Agius (Lorraine Delceppo 85’), Michelle Zammit, Shazel Grima (Claire Mifsud 90’).
Coach: Andrew Bugeja
Referee: Manuel Calleja
Scorers: Rodianne Vassallo 25’ (L), Kylie Monaco 52’ pen (V), Leanne Attard 67’ (V), Mariella Chetcuti 85’ (L), Kylie Monaco 88’ pen (V)