Champions Birkirkara joined Mosta on top the BOV Women’s First Division as the latter suffered their first defeat, losing 0-1 to Hibernians at the Mgarr Ground. The Paolites, move to just three points behind the leaders.
The clash between Mosta and Hibernians was a most balanced encounter with the all-important goal being scored on the 65th minute after Mosta goalie Sharon Costantino brought Ylenia Carabott down inside the area. From the penalty spot, Carabott converted to hand Hibernians the three points.
MOSTA Sharon Costantino, Rebecca D’Agostino, Natasha Pace, Oriana Bedingfield, Nicole Buttigieg, Dorianne Theuma, Jade Flask, Karen Lia, Rebecca Chircop, AnnMarie Muscat.
Coach: Kenneth Costantino.
HIBS Keoney Demicoli, Claire Sciberras, Rosalie Cauchi, Maria Azzopardi, Sherianne Zammit, Francesca Chirchop, Ylenia Carabott, Dionne Tonna, Charlene Zammit, Ruth Steerchetam, Nicole Borg (Corissa Vella 68’).
Coach: Keith Gouder.
Referee: Fyodor Zammit
Scorers: Ylenia Carabott 65’ pen (H)
In another match from the Championship Pool, Birkirkara beat Gozo 6-0 at the Mgarr Ground.
The Stripes dominated from start to finish, taking the lead after just two minutes through Gabriella Zahra. Rachel Cuschieri doubled the score on 27 minutes and Isabelle Mazzitelli scored a third goal six minutes from the end of the first half.
Twelve minutes in the second half, Cuschieri increased the lead and on the hour, Zahra scored the fifth goal. Kelly Agius Pace sealed the issue with another goal on the 75th.
B’KARA Janice Xuereb, Yasmeen Vella, Stephania Farrugia, Kirstie Vella, Kim Parnis, Gabriella Zahra, Maryrose Cardona (Kelly Groves 71’), Rachel Cuschieri (Raina Giusti 66’), Isabelle Mazzitelli, Simone Buttigieg (Sacha Camilleri 80’), Alishia Sultana (Kelly Agius Pace 46’).
Coach: Johann Scicluna
GOZO Fabianne Vella, Ann-Marie Said, Rita Azzopardi (Samantha Vella 70’), Michelle Zuber, Rebecca Bajada, Felicienne Mercieca, Melania Bajada, Julia Vella, Michelle Pace, Emma Xuereb, Moddyann Refalo.
Coach: Melania Bajada.
Scorers: Gabriella Zahra 2’ 60’, Rachel Cuschieri 27’ 57’, Isabelle Mazzitelli 39’, Kelly Agius Pace 75’
In the Relegation Pool, Pembroke Athleta and Mgarr United shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at the Pembroke Ground.
With rough winds blowing, the two teams shared the exchanges with play concentrated in midfield. Pembroke took the lead through Thresa Scicluna eight minutes from the end of the first half. Brenda Borg levelled matters ten minutes from time.
PEMBROKE RoseMarie Baldacchino, Sarah Cassar Dymond, Amber Grech, Cassandra Camilleri, Ilenia Navarro (Janelle Galea 57’), Thresa Scicluna (Sarah Caruana 70’), Ottilia Debattista, Monique Sultana, Annabelle Rapa, Leanne Micallef (Darya Attard 80’), Martina Borg.
Coach: Richard Pace
MGARR Ruth Debono, Abigail Camilleri, Jasmine Vella Turner, Claudette Xuereb, Chantelle Bezzina, Maria Mizzi, Brenda Borg, Antionette Sammut, Daniela Ebejer, Marianna Vella, Debbie Pisani (Tiziana Fenech 79’).
Coach: Ray Vella
Referee: Philip Farrugia
Scorers: Thresa Scicluna 37’ (P), Brenda Borg 80’ (M)
Hamrun Spartans registered their first win as they beat Tarxien Rainbows 2-1 at the Charles Abela Stadium.
The Rainbows created several goal-scoring opportunities during the first half but the Spartans defended well. Tarxien managed to take the lead three minutes in the second half thanks to Francesca Cauchi. Amanda Atkins levelled matters on the 65th minute and eleven minutes later, the Spartans notched the winner to take home the three points.
BOV Women’s Second Division leaders Raiders (Luxol) returned to winning ways as they beat Lija / Iklin 7-0 at the Fgura Ground in a top-bottom clash.
Rodienne Zerafa scored twice during the first half on 22 and 37 minutes but after the break, with the wind blowing in their favour, they added another five goals thanks to Therese Briffa on the 54th, Rodianne Borg on the 57th, Andrea Zammit Mizzi on the 60th, Nadine Agius a minute later and once again Andy Zammit Mizzi three minutes from time.
LIJA/IKLIN Fiona Ellul Bonici, Sharon Cassar, Lorraine Abela (Rachel Curmi 65’), Norelle Galea, Raisa Abela, Claire Vella, Chanelle Sciberras (April Tinio 75’), Esther Schembri, Nadia Micallef, Morgan Carabott, Elaine Scicluna Lewis.
Coach: Ray Formosa
RAIDERS Sonia Farrugia, Therese Briffa (Rebecca Mifsud (60’), Francesca Gatt, Kathleen Mangion, Nicole Micallef (Justine Barthet 55’), Amanda Mifsud, Rodienne Borg, Nadine Agius, Rodienne Zerafa (Andy Zammit Mizzi 51’), Davinia Pomroy, Faith Spiteri.
Coach: Mimmo Vella.
Referee: Roderick Sciberras
Scorers: Rodienne Zerafa 22’ 37’, Therese Briffa 54’, Rodianne Borg 57’, Andrea Zammit Mizzi 60’ 87’, Nadine Agius 61’
Goals by Dorianne Bonello on the 34th and Roxanne Galea on the 90th gave Kirkop United a 2-0 win over Vittoriosa Stars at the Tarxien Ground.
Vittoriosa controlled their opponents well and it was only the goal on the 90th that ensured the three points were going in Kirkop’s direction.
Fielding a team of just nine players, St. Venera Yellow Blues found life difficult at the Zebbug Ground, losing 0-5 to Fgura United.
Shana Debono put them ahead on the 9th minute. St. Venera seemed to be able to control their opponents for some time until Veronica Juste notched a hat-trick in ten minutes with goals on the 34th, 40th and 44th. Eliana Gialanze sealed the issue with another goal on the 75th.
ST. VENERA Rodene Ghirxi, Chantelle Azzopardi, Yanika Debono, Annelise Abela, Orianne Cassar, Daniela Farrugia, Brenda Borg, Nathalie Grima, Christina Dalli.
Coach: Joe Carbonaro
FGURA Marieclaire Polidano, Analise Farrugia (Beverly Abela 52’), Eliana Gialanze, Veronica Juste (Olivia Runco 76’), Alberta Cassar, Leona Tabone, Shana Debono (Karen Schembri 52’), Jackie Abdilla, Alysa Cachia, Eva Jansson, Vicky Sciberras.
Coach: Tony Muscat
Referee: Elivio Degabriele
Scorers: Shana Debono 9’, Veronica Juste 34’ 40’ 44’, Eliana Gialanze 75’
Fgura had defeated Lija / Iklin 5-0 last week at the Mgarr Ground.
Shana Debono put them ahead on the 7th minute and a brace by Veronica Juste on 23 and 27 minutes put them 3-0 ahead before Eliana Gialanze scored the fourth goal three minutes from the end of the first half. Jackie Abdilla sealed the issue with another goal two minutes in the second half.
LIJA/IKLIN Fiona Ellul Bonici, Rodianne Vassallo, Lorraine Abela (Rachel Curmi 75’), Norelle Galea, Raisa Abela, Claire Vella, Chanelle Sciberras (Sharon Cassar 80’), Esther Schembri (Chantelle Muscat 68’), Nadia Micallef, Morgan Carabott, April Tinio (Francesco Bartolo 80’).
Coach: Ray Formosa
FGURA Marieclaire Polidano, Claire Gerada (Alysa Cachia 46’), Analise Farrugia, Eliana Gialanze, Shana Debono, Veronica Juste (Olivia Runco 73’), Alberta Cassar, Leona Tabone (Beverly Abela 56’), Jackie Abdilla, Eva Jansoon, Victoria Sciberras.
Coach: Tony Muscat.
Referee: Gordon Barbara
Scorers: Shana Debono 7’, Veronica Juste 23’ 27’, Eliana Gialanze 42’, Jackie Abdilla 47’