Thirty-one goals were scored in the four matches in the BOV Women’s First Division with Mosta, Birkirkara, Hibernians and Gozo registering comfortable wins.
Leaders Mosta defeated Hamrun Spartans 8-0 at the Mgarr Ground to stay three points ahead of Birkirkara and Hibernians.
The Blues managed to break the deadlock on the 15th minute through Nicole Buttigieg. Two minutes later, Jade Flask doubled the score and five minutes from time, the same player scored the third goal. Just before half-time, Dorianne Theuma made it 4-0.
Mosta coach Kenenth Costantino made a number of changes during the second half with the Blues adding another four goals through Oriana Bedingfield on 48 minutes, Rachel Nolan on 56 and 57 minutes and Anne Marie Muscat on 81 minutes.
HAMRUN Karen Camilleri, Zuleika Azzopardi, Yanika Micallef, Tania Vella, Kimberly Micallef, Amanda Muscat (46′ Nikita Hili), Amanda Atkins, Sabrina Parnis (64′ Nicole Cutajar), Lilian Cremona, Claudette Xuereb, Amanda Buhagiar.
Coach: Sean Scicluna
MOSTA Sharon Costantino, Oriana Bedingfield, Charlene Cassia, Yanika Fenech, Jade Flask (55′ Rachel Nolan), Karen Lia (73′ Rebecca D’Agostino), AnneMarie Muscat, Natasha Pace, Dorianne Theuma (55′ Rachel Mifsud), Shona Zammit (80′ Amy Abdilla), Nicole Buttigieg (80′ Catherine Camilleri).
Coach: Kenneth Costantino
Referee: Martin Borg
Scorers: Nicole Buttigieg 15’, Jade Flask 17’ 40’, Dorianne Theuma 45’, Oriana Bedingfield 48’, Rachel Nolan 56’ 57’, AnneMarie Muscat 81’
Champions Birkirkara beat Pembroke Athleta 9-0 at the Charles Abela Stadium
They took the lead on 21 minutes thanks to Gabriella Zahra and three goals late in the first half through Stephania Farrugia on 37 minutes, Raina Giusti on 40 minutes and Gabriella Zahra on the 44th gave the Stripes a four-goal lead at half-time. Zahra completed a hat-trick three minutes in the second half. Rachel Cuschieri made it 6-0 on 51 minutes and two minutes later, Stephania Farrugia added another one. On the hour, Maryrose Cardona scored the eighth goal and eight minutes later, Kelly Agius Pace sealed the issue with a ninth goal.
BIRKIRKARA Janice Xuereb, Kim Parnis, Yasmeen Vella, Isabelle Mazzitelli (80′ Dorcas Debono), Maryrose Cardona, Rosanne Xerri (33′ Alishia Sultana), Stephania Farrugia (70′ Simone Buttigieg), Rachel Cuschieri, Gabriella Zahra, Kelly Agius Pace, Raina Giusti (75′ Sacha Camilleri).
Coach: Johann Scicluna
PEMBROKE RoseMarie Baldacchino (Alice Hyllstam 46’), Sarah Caruana, Annabelle Rapa, Sarah Cassar Dymond, Charlene Leonardi, Sonia Schembri (Nicole Mifsud 73’), Amber Grech, Cassandra Camilleri, Martina Borg, Janelle Galea (Thresa Scicluna 55’), Ottilia Debattista.
Coach: Rikky Pace
Referee: Fyodor Zammit
Scorers: 21′ Gabriella Zahra, 37′ Stephania Farrugia, 40′ Raina Giusti, 44′ Gabriella Zahra, 48′ Gabriella Zahra, 51′ Rachel Cuschieri, 53′ Stephania Farrugia, 60′ Maryrose Cardona, 68′ Kelly Agius Pace
At the Luxol Stadium, Hibernians defeated Mgarr United 5-1.
The Paolites were a better side taking the lead on the 12th minute through Ylenia Carabott. They doubled the score two minutes in the second half with a goal by Corissa Vella and Ruth Steer Chetham scored a third goal on 65 minutes. The dismissal of goalkeeper Marie Claire Tabone complicated matters further for Mgarr. Ylenia Carabott converted a penalty for Hiberniansand although Antoinette Sammut pulled one back for Mgarr, Carabott scored Hibs’ fifth goal eight minutes from time.
HIBERNIANS Stephanie Cremona, Maria Azzopardi, Rosalie Cauchi (85′ Nicole Borg), Claire Sciberras, Dionne Tonna, Charlene Zammit (85′ Sherianne Zammit), Francesca Chircop (88′ Rodianne Borg), Corissa Vella (88′ Michaela Camilleri), Gabriella Tonna (62′ Rebecca Vella), Ylenia Carabott, Ruth Steer Chetham.
Coach: Keith Gouder
MGARR M’Claire Tabone, Maria Mizzi, Maria Mamo, Abigail Camilleri, Alice Stanton, Antoinette Sammut, Mariana Vella, Melanie Vella (46′ Chantelle Bezzina), Daniela Ebejer (73′ Ruth Debono), Debbie Pisani, Brenda Borg.
Coach: Ray Vella
Scorers: Ylenia Carabott 12’, Corissa Vella 47’, Ruth Steer Chetham 65’, Ylenia Carabott pen 74’, 82’ (H), Antoinette Sammut 75’ (M)
In a windy Sunday morning at the Sannat Ground, Gozo FC defeated Tarxien Rainbows 8-0. Tracy Theuma scored no less than four goals with Jessica Scerri, Samantha Vella and Julia Vella scoring the other goals.
GOZO Fabiann Vella, Ann Marie Said, Rita Azzopardi (55′ Rebecca Bajada), Michelle Zuber (46′ Michelle Pace), Jessica Scerri, Felicienne Mercieca, Melania Bajada, Samantha Vella, Tracy Theuma, Emma Xuereb (46′ Sarah Sultana), Moddyann Refalo (50′ Julia Vella).
Coach: Melania Bajada
TARXIEN Dorienne Grech, Cheryl Cachia, Antonette Vella (46′ Roxanne Busuttil), Alessia Abela, Kristine Camilleri, Chantel Spiteri (73′ Maria Ellul), Kim Magro, Yolanda Meyer, Michelle Camilleri (35′ Maria Mizzi), Amy Plumpton, Francesca Cauchi.
Coach: Leslie Camilleri
Referee: Jude Utulu
Scorers: Tracy Theuma (4), Jessica Scerri, Samantha Vella, Julia Vella
Meanwhile in the BOV Women’s Second Division, Fgura United and St. Venera Yellow Blues closed in on second-placed Kirkop United as they both registered wins.
Fgura United returned to winning ways as they beat Lija/Iklin 6-0 at the Fgura Ground.
Although Fgura had the lion’s share of ball-possession during the first half, they failed to score but once they managed to break the deadlock one minute in the second half, through Claire Grerada, they never looked back adding another five goals – three by Eliana Gialanze on 51, 59 and 65 minutes, Alyssa Cachia on 73 minutes, Jackie Abdilla on 83 minutes and once again Alyssa Cachia on the 90th.
FGURA Marieclaire Polidano, Claire Gerada, Beverly Abela (Sephora Scerri 83’), Eliana Gialanze, Shana Debono, Veronica Juste (Vicotoria Sciberras 76’), AnneMarie Mallia (Joanne Mizzi 69’), Alberta Cassar, Leona Tabone (Annalise Farrugia 73’), Jackie Abdilla, Alysa Cachia.
Coach: Tony Muscat
LIJA/IKLIN Fiona Ellul Bonici, Esther Schembri (Riyo Takai 46’), Lorraine Abela, Sharon Cassar, Mariella Chetcuti, Claire Vella (Holland Blossom 80’), Rachelle Cassar (Raisa Abela 80’), Francesca Bartolo, Nadia Micallef, Morgan Carabott (Karen Xuereb 80’), April Tinio (Chantelle Muscat 52’).
Coach: Raymond Formosa
Referee: Sebastiano Gambuzza
Scorers: Claire Gerada 46’, Eliana Gialanze 51’ 59’ 65’, Alysa Cachia 73’ 90’, Jackie Abdilla 83’
St. Venera Yellow Blues registered a second successive win, beating Vittoriosa Stars 4-1 at the Zebbug Ground.
Daniela Farrugia notched a hat-trick with goals on 27, 49 and 71 minutes. Former St. Venera player Shazel Grima reduced the gap for the Stars on 85 minutes but Christine Dalli scored a fifth goal for the Yellow-Blues.
ST. VENERA Rodene Ghirxi, Chantelle Azzopardi, Doreen Saliba (AnnaMaria Grima 45’), Christine Dalli, Yanika Debono, Daniela Farrugia, Audrey Ann Attard, Nathalie Grima, Laura Caruana, Orianne Cassar, Emily Pace.
Coach: Joe Carbonaro
VITTORIOSA Rednee Zerafa, Venice Castrogiovani, Roberta Lia, Melissa Scerri. Leanne Attard, Abigail Bonnici, Naomi Bartolo, Michelle Zammit, Kylie Monaco, Jonna Agius, Shazel Grima.
Coach: Harry Vella
Referee: Keith Buhagiar
Scorers: Daniela Farrugia 27’ 49’ 71’, Christine Dalli 86’ (SV), Shazel Grima 85’ (V)