BOV Women's Division 1: Hibernians hit sixteen past Tarxien

Leaders Mosta collected another three points in the BOV Women’s First Division as they defeated Gozo 3-1 at the Sannat Ground on Sunday.

Dorianne Theuma put the Blues ahead after concluding a solo effort with a shot from outside the area which beat the Gozitan goalkeeper. Emma Xuereb levelled matters for Gozo on the 35th. However five minutes in the second half, Mosta restored the lead through a Jade Flask header off a corner by Dorianne Theuma. Six minutes from time, substitute Rachel Nolan sealed the issue as she managed to connect off a cross by Nicole Buttigieg.

GOZO Fabiann Vella, Michelle Zuber, Rita Azzopardi (Samantha Vella 83’), Moddyann Refalo, AnnMarie Said, Melania Bajada, Felicienne Mercieca, Julia Vella, Tracy Teuma, Emma Xuereb (Rebecca Bajada 70’), Michelle Pace.
Coach: Melania Bajada.
MOSTA Sharon Costantino, Rebecca D’Agostino, Catherine Camilleri, Dorianne Theuma, Nicole Buttigieg, Natasha Pace, Karen Lia, Yanika Fenech (Oriana Bedingfield 61’), Charlene Cassia (Rebecca Chircop 66’), Jade Flask, AnneMarie Muscat (Rachel Nolan 80’) (Rachel Mifsud 84’).
Coach: Kenneth Costantino.
Scorers: Dorianne Theuma 10’, Jade Flask 50’, Rachel Nolan 84’ (M), Emma Xuereb 35’ (G)

Champions Birkirkara struggled much more than expected to beat Mgarr United 2-1 at the Pembroke Ground.

The Stripes could have taken the lead on the 11th minute but a penalty by Raina Giusti was neutralised by Mgarr goalkeeper Ruth Debono. However two minutes later, Birkirkara were awarded another penalty. This time, Kim Parnis made no mistake to put them ahead.

Mgarr levelled matters on the 27th when it was the turn of Mgarr to be awarded a penalty. Antoinette Sammut converted. But three minutes later, Maryrose Cardona handed Birkirkara the three points as she restored the lead.

B’KARA Janice Xuereb, Yasmeen Vella, Maryrose Cardona (Kelly Groves 73’), Stephania Farrugia, Simone Buttigieg (Kelly Agius Pace 60’), Kirstie Vella, Kim Parnis, Gabriella Zahra, Charlene Schembri, Isabelle Mazzitelli.
Coach: Johann Scicluna.
MGARR Ruth Debono, Brenda Borg, Jasmine Vella Turner, Abigail Camilleri, Chantelle Bezzina, Maria Mizzi, Antoinette Sammut, Alice Stanton, Claudette Xuereb, Daniela Ebejer, Mariana Vella.
Coach: Ray Vella
Scorers: Kim Parnis 13’ pen, Maryrose Cardona 30’ (B), Antionette Sammut 27’ pen (M)

Hibernians had no mercy of neighbours Tarxien Rainbows, defeating them 16-0 at the Luxol Stadium. This was a surprise result considering recent improvement shown by the Rainbows.

The Paolites scored no less than nine goals during the first half – five thanks to Ylenia Carabott, three by Corissa Vella White and another by Rebecca Vella. Carabott added another two after the break, Eleonora Agliano and Nicole Borg scored two goals each and Charlene Zammit added another.

Tarxien were unlucky to lose goalkeeper Dorienne Grech injured mid-way through the second half.

HIBS Keoney Demicoli, MarieClaire Vella, Michaela Camilleri (Nicole Borg 46’), Sherianne Zammit (Rebecca Calleja 46’), Rosalie Cauchi, Dionne Tonna (Eleonora Agliano 46’), Gaby Tonna, Rebecca Vella, Francesca Chircop (Charlene Zammit 46’), Corissa Vella White (Ruth Steer Chetman 46’), Ylenia Carabott.
Coach: Jose Borg
TARXIEN Dorienne Grech (Amy Plumpton 70’), Elise Abela, Cheryl Cachia, Antionette Vella (Charmaine Falzon 65’), Janice Zahra, Roxanne Busuttil, Diane Bonello, Yolanda Meyer (Naomi Camilleri 34’), Kim Magro, Francesca Cauchi, Chantel Spiteri (KellyAnne Colerio 31’).
Coach: Norbert Bugeja
Scorers: Corissa Vella White 10’ 24’ 40’, Rebecca Vella 15’, Ylenia Carabott 17’ 26’ 33’ 38’ 41’ 69’ 76’, Eleonora Agliano 55’ 82’, Nicole Borg 58’ 77’, Charlene Zammit 79’

Pembroke Athleta registered a fine 7-2 win over Hamrun Spartans at the Mgarr Ground.

Hamrun Spartans ironically took the lead on the 24th minute through Kimberly Micallef – the Spartans’ first goal this season. However their joy was short-lived as a few seconds later, Sonia Schembri equalised. One minute from half-time, Amber Grech made it 2-1 for Pembroke.

Goals by Nicole Vermeulen and Sarah Caruana increased the lead and although Amanda Atkins reduced the gap, Pembroke scored again through Amber Grech, Janelle Galea and Martina Borg.

HAMRUN Karen Camilleri, Amanda Atkins, Chantelle Muscat, Shaya Ciantar, Shana Zerafa, Nikita Agius, Kimberly Micallef, Nicole Cutajar, Lousieanne Borg, Christabelle Bonollo, Amanda Buhagiar.
Coach: Sean Scicluna.
PEMBROKE Nicole Mifsud, Sarah Caruana (Graziella Stellini 65’), Sarah Cassar Dymond (Denyse Scerri 73’), Monique Sultana, Sonia Schembri, Amber Grech, Leanne Micallef (Darya Attard 59’), Ilenia Navorro, Nicole Vermeulen, Martina Borg, Ottilia Debattista (Janelle Galea 46’).
Coach: Rikky Pace.
Referee: Lorry Sammut
Scorers: Kimberly Micallef 24’ (H), Sonia Schembri 25’, Amber Grech 44’, Nicole Vermeulen 52’, Sarah Caruana 63’ (P), Amanda Atkins 66’ (H), Amber Grech 72’, Janelle Galea 79’, Martina Borg 84’ (P)

Meanwhile in the BOV Women’s Second Division, Kirkop United kept the pace with leaders Raiders (Luxol) as they beat Fgura United 2-0 at the Zebbug Ground.

Alessia Caschetto put Kirkop ahead ten minutes in the second half and the same player doubled the score ten minutes later.

KIRKOP Stefania Ruggier, Donnalise Xerri, Roxanne Galea, Sarah Cassar (Leanne Camilleri 80’), Krystle Attard (Dorianne Bonello 75’), Angele Farrugia, Alessia Caschetto (Karen Caruana 89’), Martina Bonello (Rachel Caruana 66’), Tara Attard, Elaine Bonnici, Celine Galea (Alexia Baldacchino 62’).
Coach: Vince Galea.
FGURA Marieclaire Polidano, Claire Gerada, Eliana Gialanze, Shana Debono, Veronica Juste, Alberta Cassar, Leona Tabone, Jackie Abdilla, Alysa Cachia, Evelia Jansson, Victoria Sciberras.
Coach: Tony Muscat.
Referee: Joe Camilleri
Scorers: Alessia Caschetto 55’, 65’