Mosta and Birkirkara kept marching on in the BOV Women’s First Division as they registered wins.
At the Sannat Ground on Sunday, Mosta defeated Gozo 7-0. Dorianne Theuma and Nicole Buttigieg scored two goals each with Jade Flask, Rebecca D’Agostino and Rebecca Chircop adding the other three goals.
GOZO Fabiann Vella, Ann-Marie Said, Rita Azzopardi, Michelle Zuber (Tracy Teuma 87’), Rebecca Bajada, Felicienne Mercieca, Samantha Vella, Julia Vella, Michelle Pace, Emma Xuereb, Moddyann Refalo.
Coach: Melania Bajada
MOSTA Sharon Costantino, Rebecca D’Agostino, Charlene Cassia, Natasha Pace, Dorianne Theuma (Rachel Mifsud), Annmarie Muscat (Rebecca Chircop), Nicky Butigieg, Shona Zammit, Jade Flask, Oriana Bedingfield, Yanika Butigieg (Amy Abdilla)
Coach: Kenneth Costantino
Birkirkara overcame the challenge offered by Hibernians, beating them 3-1 at the Luxol Stadium.
The first half was a balanced affair with the two teams adopting a cautious approach. Four minutes in the second half, Kelly Agius Pace put Birkirkara ahead. Hibs levelled matters through Ylenia Carabott on 62 minutes but Birkirkara regained the lead thanks to a goal by Gabriella Zahra. Ten minutes from time, Rachel Cuschieri sealed the issue with a third goal for the Stripes.
HIBS Keoney Demicoli, Claire Sciberras, Ylenia Carabott, Dione Tonna, Ruth Steer Chetam (Nicole Borg 87’), Rosalie Cauchi, Maria Azzopardi, Charlene Zammit, Corissa Vella (Rebecca Vella 74’), Sherianne Zammit, Francesca Chircop.
Coach: Keith Gouder
B’KARA Janice Xuereb, Yasmeen Vella, Stephania Farrugia, Kirstie Vella, Kim Parnis, Gabriella Zahra, Maryrose Cardona, Rachel Cuschieri, Kelly Groves (Isabelle Mazzitelli 70’), Kelly Agius Pace (Simone Buttigieg 87’), Alishia Sultana
Coach: Johann Scicluna
Referee: Duzan Petrovic
Scorers: Kelly Agius Pace 48’, Gabriella Zahra 77’, Rachel Cuschieri 81’ (B), Ylenia Carabott 62’ (H)
Mgarr United defeated Tarxien Rainbows 6-0 at the Tarxien Ground.
After holding Pembroke in a draw, Tarxien found life difficult against Mgarr who already enjoyed a four-goal lead within the first thirty-two minutes thanks to a hat-trick by Daniela Ebejer and a goal by Claudette Xuereb. After losing goalkeeper Dorienne Grech, Tarxien suffered another two goals in the last eight minutes – goals by Alice Stanton and LeeAnn Wood.
TARXIEN Dorienne Grech (Chantel Spiteri 67’), Yolanda Meyer, Antionette Vella, Cheryl Cachia, Elise Abela (Janice Zahra 56’), Diane Bonello, Amy Plumpton (Kristine Camilleri 68’), Lisa Senecal, KellyAnne Coleiro, Kim Magro, Joanne Chetcuti (Francesca Cauchi 72’).
Coach: Norbert Bugeja
MGARR Ruth Debono, Debbie Pisani (Stephanie Mamo), Claudette Xuereb, Abigail Camilleri, Tiziana Fenech (LeeAnne Wood), Antionette Sammut, Mariana Vella, Maria Mizzi, Daniela Ebejer (Alice Stanton), Jasmine Vella Turner, Brenda Borg.
Coach: Ray Vella
Referee: Sebastian Gambuzza
Scorers: Daniela Ebejer 11’ 14’ 32’, Claudette Xuereb 20’, Alice Stanton 82’, LeeAnne Wood 85’
Pembroke Athleta returned to winning ways as they defeated Hamrun Spartans 4-0 at the Charles Abela Stadium.
Pembroke had an excellent start, taking the lead on the 2nd minute through Cassandra Camilleri. Amber Grech doubled the score on the half-hour and five minutes later Sarah Caruana made it 3-0. Hamrun improved after the break and had the opportunity to reduce the gap when they were awarded a penalty but Amanda Atkins’ effort was neutralised by RoseMarie Baldacchino. However five minutes from time, Martina Borg sealed the issue for Pembroke with a fourth goal.
HAMRUN Karen Camilleri, Christabelle Bonello, Zuleika Azzopardi, Shana Zerafa, Kimberly Micallef, Amanda Atkins, Tedia Attard (Chantelle Muscat 64’), Nikita Agius, Lilian Cremona, Christine Galea (Shaya Ciantar 52’), Amanda Buhagiar.
Coach: Sean Scicluna
PEMBROKE RoseMarie Baldacchino, Sarah Cassar Dymond (Nicole Vermeulen 73’), Sarah Caruana (Denyse Scerri 83’), Monique Sultana, Cassandra Camilleri, Amber Grech, Annabelle Rapa (Darya Attard 62’), Martina Borg, Leanne Micallef (Daniela Camilleri 86’), Ottilia Debattista, Ilenia Navarro (Sonia Schembri 46’).
Coach: Rikky Pace
Referee: Roderick Sciberras
Scorers: Cassandra Camilleri 2’, Amber Grech 30’, Sarah Caruana 35’, Martina Borg 85’
In the BOV Women’s Second Division, Raiders (Luxol) were declared champions after beating Vittoriosa Stars 6-0 at the Pembroke Ground.
Rodienne Zerafa notched a hat-trick, Nicole Micallef scored twice with Naomi Van Erd adding another goal.
VITTORIOSA Rednee Zerafa, Venice Castrogiovanni, Annise Chetcuti, Roberta Lia, Leanne Attard, Naomi Bartolo, Jonna Agius, Aisleene Micallef, Kylie Monaco, Gabriella Attard.
Coach: Andrew Bugeja
RAIDERS Sonia Farrugia, Kathleen Mangion, Francesca Gatt, Faith Spiteri (Rebecca Mifsud 50’), Nadine Agius (Alison Pattiniot 46’), Rodianne Borg, Naomi Van Erd, Nicole Micallef, Amanda Mifsud (Justine Barthet 46’), Rodianne Zerafa, Davinia Pomroy (Andy Mifsud Zammit 46’).
Coach: Mimmo Vella
Scorers: Rodianne Zerafa (3), Naomi Van Erd, Nicole Micallef (2)
Kirkop United were held in a 2-2 draw by Fgura United at the Fgura Ground.
Fgura took the lead on the 4th minute thanks to Eliana Gialanze and two minutes later, Karen Schembri doubled the score. Late in the first half, Martina Bonello pulled one back for Kirkop and Donnalise Xerri notched the equaliser eleven minutes from time. Fgura had Alberta Cassar sent off on 68 minutes.
FGURA Marieclaire Polidano, Claire Gerada, Beverly Abela (Analise Farrugia 78’), Eliana Gialanze, Shana Debono, Krystie Calleja, Veronica Juste (Vicky Sciberras 85’), Alberta Cassar, Leona Tabone, Jackie Abdilla, Karen Schembri.
Coach: Tony Muscat
KIRKOP Yasmine Farrugia, Angele Farrugia, Alexia Baldacchino, Roxanne Galea, Tara Attard, Dorianne Bonello (Elaine Bonnici 52’) Demi Psaila 64’), Stacie Caruana, Donnalise Xerri, Krystle Attard, Martina Bonello, Alessia Caschetto.
Coach: Vince Galea.
Referee: Mark O’Neill
Scorers: Eliana Gialanze 4’, Karen Schembri 6’ (F), Martina Bonello, Donnalise Xerri 79’ (K)
At the Zebbug Ground, St. Venera Yellow Blues were also held in a 2-2 draw by Lija / Iklin.
It was a fine comeback by Lija / Iklin, who scored twice in the last seventeen minutes to earn a point after claiming their first points in a win over Vittoriosa last week.
St. Venera, who had started the game with ten players, lost captain Laura Caruana injured on the 65th minute.
Orianne Cassar put them ahead after just one minute and doubled the score on the 9th. An own goal by Emily Pace reduced the gap for Lija / Iklin who levelled matters through Lorraine Abela one minute from time.
LIJA/IKLIN Fiona Ellul Bonici, Sharon Cassar, Elaine Lewis Scicluna, Norelle Galea, Claire Vella, Chanelle Sciberras (Rachel Curmi 83’), Esther Schembri (Francesca Bartolo 80’), Nadia Micallef, Morgan Carabott, Lorraine Abela, April Tinio (Katya Vella 46’).
Coach: Ray Formosa
ST. VENERA Rodene Ghirxi, Audrey Ann Attard, Christine Pace, Annelise Abela, Emily Pace, Maria Borg, Orainne Cassar, Daniela Farrugia, Brenda Borg, Laura Caruana.
Coach: Joe Carbonaro.
Referee: Rennie Camilleri
Scorers: Orianne Cassar 1’ 9’ (SV), own goal Emily Pace 73’, Lorraine Abela 89’ (L)