Champions Birkirkara and Gozo registered their third win in the BOV Women’s First Division while Mgarr United collected their first three points. On the other hand, Tarxien Rainbows are the only team with maximum points as they won the third game in as many matches.
Gozo defeated Kirkop United 4-1 at the Kercem Ground on Sunday.
The Gozitans dominated right from the start but ironically Kirkop managed to take the lead thanks to a goal by Shona Zammit. However the Gozitans were quick to level matters, taking the lead early in the second half. Two late goals enabled them to secure the three points. Joselene Gafa scored twice for the Gozitans with Nikki Buttigieg and Julia Vella scoring the other two goals.
GOZO Dorianne Grech, Modyann Refalo, Michelle Pace, Stephanie Debono (Rebecca Bajada 65’), Felicienne Mercieca (Paloma Brasilino 46’)(Julia Vella 60’), Chantelle Grech, AnnMarie Said, Joslyn Gafa, Nikki Buttigieg, Emma Xuereb.
Coach: Jose Borg
KIRKOP Sharon Costantino, Angele Farrugia (Giovanna Falla), Emilie Pace, Oriana Bedingfield, Jade Flask, Stacie Caruana, Alessia Caschetto, Celine Galea (Rachel Caruana), Charlene Cassia, Shona Zammit, Krystle Attard (Kim Simler).
Coach: Vince Galea
Referee: Joe Agius
Scorers: Joselene Gafa 2, Nikki Butigieg, Julia Vella (G), Shona Zammit (K)
On Tuesday, Mgarr United beat Pembroke Athleta 4-1 at the Mgarr Ground.
Mgarr were the better side but they had to wait until eight minutes in the second half to break the deadlock as goalkeeper Baldacchino performed some fine saves for Pembroke. Natasha Pace put Mgarr ahead on 53 minutes and Abigail Camilleri doubled the score on the 66th. Leanne Micallef pulled one back for Pembroke on the 78th but quick goals by Alice Stanton and Rebecca D’Agostino on the 81st and 82nd sealed the issue.
MGARR Tabone M’Claire (Cremona Stephanie 73’), Fenech Yanika, D’Agostino Rebecca, Pace Natasha, Sammut Antionette, Camilleri Abigail, Stanton Alice, Vella Turner Jasmine, Borg Brenda, Mizzi Maria (Pisani Debbie 69’), Ebejer Daniela.
Coach: Ray Vella
PEMBROKE Rosie Baldacchino, Annabelle Rapa, Leanne Micallef, Sonia Schembri, Sarah Caruana, Thresa Scicluna (Rodiana Borg 67’), Sarah Cassar Dymond,
Martha Sammut, Cassandra Camilleri (Rachel Mifsud 64’), Ottilia Debattista, Lorna Cassar (Ilenia Navarro 74’).
Coach: Rikky Pace
Referee: Keith Buhagiar
Scorers: Natasha Pace 53’, Abigail Camilleri 66’, Alice Stanton 81’, Rebecca D’Agostino 82’ (M), Leanne Micallef 78’ (P)
Birkirkara found no difficulty in beating Raiders (Luxol) 8-1 at the Charles Abela Stadium
The Stripes took the lead thanks to a goal by Kim Parnis on the 12th minute. Raiders levelled matters through Rodianne Zerafa on the 21st but by the end of the first half, Birkirkara scored three to go 4-1 ahead courtesy of Alishia Sultana and a Kim Parnis brace. In the second half, Rachel Cuschieri scored three with Alishia Sultana scoring another.
BIRKIRKARA Nina Dimech, Yasmeen Vella (25′ Isabelle Mazzitelli), Kirstie Vella (85′ Alexia Scicluna), Tara Attard (46′ Charlene Schembri), Stephania Farrugia, Gabriella Zahra, Alishia Sultana, Martina Cilia, Rachel Cuschieri, Kim Parnis, Rebecca Chircop.
Coach: Johann Scicluna
RAIDERS Maria Assunta Farrugia, Alison Patiniott, Nadine Agius, Kathleen Mangion, Nora Agliano, Amanda Atkins, Therese Briffa, Andrea Zammit, Amanda Mifsud, Justine Baldacchinho, Rodianne Zerafa.
Coach: Kent Njoko
Scorers: 12′ Kim Parnis, 34′ Alishia Sultana, 39′ Kim Parnis, 43′ Kim Parnis, 61′ Rachel Cuschieri, 71′ Alishia Sultana, 75′ Rachel Cuschieri, 89′ Rachel Cuschieri (B), 21′ Rodianne Zerafa (R)
In the BOV Women’s Second Division, leaders Tarxien Rainbows collected another three points in a comfortable 10-0 win over Lija/Iklin at the Zebbug Ground.
Tarxien took the lead after just two minutes through Kristine Camilleri and doubled the score through Francesca Cauchi on the 17th. Kim Magro made it 3-0 on 37 minutes. After the break, the Rainbows dominated to score seven without reply.
LIJA/IKLIN Fiona Ellul Bonici (Janica Aquilina 80’), Nadia Micallef Falzon, Maria Cefai (Jessica Fenech Adami 35’), Sharon Cassar (Rachel Curmi 49’), Norelle Galea, Claire Vella (Chanelle Sciberras 75’), Antionette Cachia (Lorraine Abela 65’), Francesca Bartolo, April Tinio, Morgan Carabott, Esther Schembri.
Coach: Ray Formosa.
TARXIEN Maria Ellul, Roxanne Busuttil (Brooke Zarb 60’), Leanne Mifsud (Maria Mamo 85’), Cherryl Cachia (Charmaine Falzon 60’), Kristine Camilleri, Chantel Spiteri, Kim Magro, Francesca Cauchi (Michelle Camilleri 85’), Stephanie Cutajar, Elise Abela, Kelly Anne Coleiro (Janice Zahra 46’).
Coach: Louis Cutajar
Referee: Duzan Petrovic
Scorers: Francesca Cauchi 17, 46, 55, 80, Kristine Camilleri 2, 48, 58, Kim Magro 37, Leanne Mifsud 50, Janice Zahra 56 (T)
Fgura United claimed their first three points in a 2-1 win over Hamrun Spartans at the Fgura Ground.
Hamrun held the initiative early in the game, taking the lead on 36 minutes when a first shot was blocked by the Fgura goalkeeper and off the rebound, Brenda Borg placed the ball at the back of the net. Fgura showed greater determination after the break and Ingrid Vassallo levelled matters on 71 minutes. Three players were sent off – two for Hamrun and one for Fgura. The latter took full advantage and notched the winner thanks to Ingrid Vassallo five minutes from time.
FGURA Corinne Falzon, Jackie Abdilla, Alberta Cassar, Shana Debono, N. Farrugia, Eliana Gialanza, P. Incorvaja (K. Calleja), E. Jansson, Victoria Sciberras, Leona Tabone (V. Juste), Ingrid Vassallo.
Coach: Tony Muscat
HAMRUN Christine Galea (Rodene Ghirxi 46’), Annelise Abela, Nikita Agius (Zuleika Azzopardi 66’), Amanda Buhagiar, Orianne Cassar, Kim Micallef, Daniela Farrugia, Claudette Xuereb, Raissa Girxi, Brenda Borg (Audrey Ann Attard 65’), Amanda Muscat.
Coach: Joe Carbonaro
Referee: Dorian Caruana
Scorers: Brenda Borg 36’ (H), Ingrid Vassallo 71’ 85’ (F)