Leaders Mosta kept marching on in the BOV Women’s First Division as they registered a 7-0 win over Gozo at the Mgarr Ground.
Dorianne Theuma put the Blues ahead on the 25th minute. They had to wait until four minutes in the second half to double the score thanks to another goal by Dorianne Theuma. Nicole Buttigieg added another two minutes later and increased the lead further on 67 minutes. Natasha Pace made it 5-0 on 72 minutes and then Dorianne Theuma scored twice on 75 and 83 minutes to seal the issue.
MOSTA Sharon Costantino, Rebecca D’Agostino, Natasha Pace, Yanika Fenech, Oriana Bedingfield (Rachel Mifsud 72’), Nicole Buttigieg, Dorianne Theuma, Annemarie Muscat (Amy Abdilla 80’), Charlene Cassia, Jade Flask, Karen Lia.
Coach: Kenneth Costantino
GOZO Fabiann Vella, AnnMarie Said, Rita Azzopardi, Michelle Pace, Felicienne Mercieca, Melania Bajada, Samantha Vella (Maria Spiteri 65’), Emma Xuereb, Moddyann Refalo, Rebecca Bajada, Yanika Mercieca.
Coach: Melania Bajada.
Referee: Anthony Buhagiar
Scorers: Dorianne Theuma 25’ 49’ 75’ 83’, Nicole Buttigieg 51’ 67’, Natasha Pace 72’
Champions Birkirkara kept the pace with the leaders thanks to a 3-1 win over Hibernians at the Mgarr Ground.
Hibernians managed to take the lead thanks to a direct freekick by Ylenia Carabott. However the Stripes levelled matters through Stefania Farrugia. However after the break, Birkirkara showed greater determination and scored twice through Isabelle Mazzitelli and Alishia Sultana to take home the three points.
In the Relegation Pool, Mgarr United came from behind to defeat Tarxien Rainbows 3-1 at the Mgarr Ground.
Kim Magro put the Rainbows ahead on the 6th minute but seven minutes from the end of the first half, Claudette Xuereb equalised. Five minutes in the second half, Jasmine Vella Turner made it 2-1 and Daniela Ebejer sealed the issue with a third goal on 65 minutes.
MGARR Ruth Debono, Abigail Camilleri (Stephanie Mamo 80’), Jasmine Vella Turner, Chantelle Bezzina, Antionette Sammut, Claudette Xuereb, Daniela Ebejer, Marianna Vella, Debbie Pisani, Tiziana Fenech, Maria Mizzi (LeeAnne Wood 75’).
Coach: Ray Vella
TARXIEN Dorienne Grech, Roxanne Busuttil, Elise Abela, Amy Plumpton (Charmaine Falzon 60’), Antionette Vella, Yolanda Meyer, Kristine Camilleri, Cherryl Cachia, Diane Bonello, Kim Magro, Francesca Cauchi.
Coach: Norbert Bugeja
Referee: Jurgen Spiteri
Scorers: Kim Magro 6’ (T), Claudette Xuereb 38’, Jasmine Vella Turner 50’, Daniela Ebejer 65’ (M)
In another match, Pembroke Athleta beat Hamrun Spartans 1-0 at the Pembroke Ground.
It was a goal by Ilenia Navarro after just five minutes which gave Pembroke the three points.
PEMBROKE Rose Marie Baldacchino, Sarah Caruana, Sarah Cassar Dymond (Denyse Scerri 61’), Darya Attard (Nicole Mifsud 83’), Amber Grech, Cassandra Camilleri, Sonia Schembri, Nicole Vermeulen, Ilenia Navarro (Janelle Galea 61’), Thresa Scicluna, Ottilia Debattista (Daniela Camilleri 87’).
Coach: Richard Pace
HAMRUN Karen Camilleri, Chantelle Muscat, Nikita Agius, Kimberly Micallef, Amanda Buhagiar, Shaya Ciantar (Nicole Cutajar 62’), Kylie Marie Cauchi, Gabriella Calleja Cremona, Christabelle Bonello, Lilian Cremona, Zuleika Azzopardi.
Coach: Marco Grech
Referee: Sebastiano Gambuzza
Scorers: Ilenia Navarro 5’
BOV Women’s Second Division leaders Raiders (Luxol) lost their hundred percent record, dropping their first points in a 2-2 draw by Kirkop United at the Charles Abela Stadium.
Therese Briffa put Raiders ahead on 22 minutes but a brace by Krystle Attard on 35 minutes and 68 minutes turned the score in Kirkop’s favour. However one minute from time, Davinia Pomroy saved a point for the leaders.
RAIDERS Sonia Farrugia, Therese Briffa, Francesca Gatt, Kathleen Mangion, Nicole Micallef, Amanda Mifsud (Andy Zammit 59’), Rodianne Borg, Justine Barthet, Alison Pattiniott (Nadine Agius 69’), Rodienne Zerafa, Davinia Pomroy.
Coach: Mimmo Vella
KIRKOP Yasmine Farrugia, Angele Farrugia, Donnalise Xerri, Roxanne Galea, Sarah Cassar, Elaine Bonnici (Martina Bonello 60’), Krystle Attard (Celine Galea 90’), Stacie Attard, Alessia Caschetto, Alexia Baldacchino.
Coach: Vince Galea
Referee: Darryl Agius
Scorers: Therese Briffa 22’ (R), Krystle Attard 35’ 68’ (K), Davinia Pomroy 89’ (R)
In another match, St. Venera Yellow Blues defeated Lija / Iklin 5-0 at the Zebbug Ground.
Nathalie Grima scored three in the first half on 21, 24 and 41 minutes to put St. Venera three goals ahead. After the break, Christina Dalli increased the lead on the 74th and Sarah Vella sealed the issue with another goal three minutes later. Lija/Iklin goalkeeper Fiona Ellul Bonici performed a number of fine saves to deny their opponents from increasing the lead further.
ST. VENERA Rodene Ghirxi, Chantelle Azzopard (Sarah Vella 46’), Yanika Debono, Anna Maria Vella, Annelise Abela, Orianne Cassar, Christina Dalli, Brenda Borg (Maria Borg 70’), Nathalie Grima, Laura Caruana, Emily Pace.
Coach: Joe Carbonaro
LIJA/IKLIN Fiona Ellul Bonici, Esther Schembri (Rachel Curmi 55’), Lorraine Abela, Sharon Cassar, Raisa Abela, Claire Vella, Norelle Galea, Chanel Sciberras, Nadia Micallef, Morgan Carabott, April Tinio (Elaine Scicluna Lewis 61’).
Coach: Ray Formosa
Referee: Keith Buhagiar
Scorers: Nathalie Grima 21’ 24’ 41’, Christina Dalli 74’, Sarah Vella 77’