Tarxien Rainbows, Gozo, holders Mosta and champions Birkirkara reached the semi-finals of the Women’s Knock-Out Competition after they registered wins in Friday’s quarter-finals.
Next Thursday, Gozo take on Mosta while Tarxien Rainbows face Birkirkara.
The first quarter-final between Tarxien Rainbows and St. Venera Yellow Blues ended in a walk-over for Tarxien as St. Venera had only seven players on the field of play. After allowing the ten minutes after the scheduled kick-off time according to regulations, referee Daryll Agius blew the final whistle. Unfortunately an eighth player for St. Venera arrived immediately afterwards.
TARXIEN Dorienne Grech, Cheryl Cachia, Antionette Vella, Diane Bonello, Janice Zahra, Kristine Camilleri, Lisa Senecal, Kim Magro, Francesca Cauchi, Leah Marie Pisani, Chantel Spiteri.
Coach: Tony Borg
ST. VENERA Rodene Ghirxi, Emily Pace, Yanika Debono, Nathalie Grima, Orianne Cassar, Christine Pace, Christina Dalli.
Coach: Joe Carbonaro.
Referee: Darryl Agius
Gozo defeated Second Division side Kirkop United 5-0 at the Sirens Stadium.
Tracy Teuma gave the Gozitans a two-goal lead in the first half thanks to goals on the 25th and 40th. Substitute Julia Vella added another one minute in the second half and Tracy Teuma made it 4-0 on the hour. Emma Xuereb sealed the issue with a fifth goal fifteen minutes from time.
GOZO Fabiann Vella, Ann Marie Said, Rita Azzopardi, Joselene Gafa (Julia Vella 46’), Felicienne Mercieca, Tracy Teuma, Michelle Pace (Stephanie Debono 60’), Emma Xuereb, Moddyann Refalo, Melania Bajada (Maria Spiteri 80’), Samantha Vella.
Coach: Melania Bajada
KIRKOP Yasmine Farrugia, Angele Farrugia, Roxanne Galea, Sarah Cassar (Dorianne Bonello 46’), Krystle Attard (Lucia Vella 84’), Angelica Tanti (Karen Caruana 26’), Alexia Baldacchino, Martina Bonello (Laura Calleja 78’), Tara Attard.
COACH: Vince Galea
Referee: Gordon Barbara
Scorers: Tracy Teuma 25’ 40’ 60’, Julia Vella 46’, Emma Xuereb 75’
At the Centenary Stadium, penalties were necessary to determine the winner in the clash between Mosta and Hibernians as the result at the end of the ninety minutes and extra-time was 1-1.
This quarter-final was a balanced encounter with few shots at goal during the first half. Mosta showed better ideas after the break, taking the lead through Rachel Nolan. However fifteen minutes from time, Ylenia Carabott converted a penalty to level matters.
With the score 1-1, the game went into extra-time but still, no team forged ahead and therefore penalties had to decide the issue. Both sides scored the first four but then Dionne Tonna missed for Hibs and Rebecca D’Agostino scored to put Mosta in the semi-finals.
MOSTA Sharon Costantino, Oriana Bedingfield, Nicole Buttiegieg, Charlene Cassia, Rebecca D’Agostino, Jade Flask, Karen Lia, AnneMarie Muscat, Natasha Pace, Dorianne Theuma, Shona Zammit.
Coach: Kenneth Costantino
HIBS Keoney Demicoli, Claire Sciberras, Rosalie Cauchi (Michaela Camilleri 120’), Sherrianne Zammit, Ylenia Carabott, Dionne Tonna, Charlene Zammit, Ruth Steer Chetham (Nicole Borg 77’), Marie Claire Aquilina (Gabriella Tonna 120’), Rebecca Vella (Corissa Vella White 105’), Maria Azzopardi.
Coach: Keith Gouder
Referee: Roberto Vella
Scorers: Rachel Nolan (M), Ylenia Carabott 75’ pen (H)
Penalties: Mosta – Natasha Pace, Rachel Nolan, Oriana Bedinfield, AnneMarie Muscat, Rebecca D’Agostino; Hibernians – Maria Azzopardi, Charlene Zammit, Ylenia Carabott, Sherieanne Zammit, Dionne Tonna (Missed).
At the Sirens Stadium, champions Birkirkara registered a narrow win over Pembroke Athleta.
The Stripes struggled more than expected to reach the semi-finals as Pembroke played a good game, controlling their opponents well. After a goalless first half, it was Isabelle Mazzitelli who managed to break the deadlock with a header on the 71st minute.
B’KARA Janice Xuereb, Kim Parnis, Sacha Camilleri (Kim Simler 85’), Isabelle Mazzitelli, Alishia Sultana, Kelly Groves, Simone Buttigieg, Charlene Schembri, Gabriella Zahra, Kirstie Vella, Raina Giusti (Alexia Scicluna 89’).
Coach: Johann Scicluna
PEMBROKE RoseMarie Baldacchino, Annabelle Rapa, Sarah Cassar Dymond, Thresa Scicluna, Monique Sultana, Cassandra Camilleri (Leanne Micallef 75’), Amber Grech, Sarah Caruana (Ilenia Navarro 89’), Sonia Schembri, Martina Borg, Ottilia Debattista.
Coach: Rikky Pace
Referee: Adrian Azzopardi
Scorers: Isabelle Mazzitelli 71’