Hibernians maintained their perfect start with a 2-0 win over champions Birkirkara in a match from the BOV Women’s First Division at the Luxol Stadium on Tuesday.
The Paolites, who had already defeated the Stripes in the Super Cup, now have maximum points from three matches.
Birkirkara held the initiative but Hibernians created the better chances, taking the lead on the 20th minute when Dorianne Theuma beat Janice Xuereb with a curved shot from the edge of the area. Four minutes from the end of the first half, Francesca Chircop, served by AnnMarie Muscat, lobbed the ball over the Birkirkara goalkeeper to double the score.
Thirteen minutes from time, Birkirkara went close to reducing the gap but Hibs goalie Keoney Demicoli performed a great save on Kim Parnis.
HIBERNIANS Keoney Demicoli, Mandy Debono, Claire Sciberras, Charlene Zammit, Sherianne Zammit, Martina Borg, Francesca Chircop (Kathleen Saliba 67’), Annmarie Muscat, Dorianne Theuma (Ruth Steerchetham 87’), Dione Tonna, Ylenia Carabott.
Coach: Ray Vella
BIRKIRKARA Janice Xuereb, Rebecca Chircop, Kim Parnis, Isabelle Mazzitelli (Kirstie Vella 46’), Gabriella Zahra, Yasmeen Vella (Kelly Agius Pace 50’), Maryrose Cardona, Rachel Cuschieri, Alishia Sultana, Martina Cilia (Raina Giusti 60’), Stephania Farrugia.
Coach: Johann Scicluna
Referee: Paul Apap
Scorers: Dorianne Theuma 20’, Francesca Chircop 41′
Gozo lead the way with 12 points after a fourth successive win, beating Raiders (Luxol) 6-2 at the Luxol Stadium.
Joselene Gafa, Nicole Buttigieg and Chantelle Grech scored two goals each with Raiders’ two goals being scored by Rodianne Zerafa.
GOZO Dorianne Grech (Claire Hollie Vella), Modyann Refalo, Michelle Pace (Rebecca Bajada), Stephanie Debono (Julia Vella), Felicienne Mercieca, Chantelle Grech, AnnMarie Said, Joslene Gafa, Nicole Buttigieg (Samantha Vella), Emma Xuereb, Melania Bajada.
Coach: Jose Borg
Mgarr United collected another three points in a 2-0 win over Kirkop United at the Zebbug Ground.
Mgarr took the lead on the 18th through Debbie Pisani and six minutes later, Daniela Ebejer doubled the score. Kirkop showed greater determination during the second half but failed to score any goals to reduce the score.
KIRKOP Sharon Costantino, Alexia Baldacchino, Emilie Pace, Shona Zammit, Jade Flask, Oriana Bedingfield (Krystle Attard 57’), Rachel Caruana (Donnalise Xerri 62’), Stacie Caruana, Alessia Caschetto, Celine Galea (Giovanna Falla 40’), Charlene Cassia.
Coach: Vincent Galea
MGARR Marie Claire Tabone, Brenda Borg, Jasmine Vella Turner, Yanika Fenech, Natasha Pace, Rebecca D’Agostino, Debbie Pisani, Alice Stanton, Antoinette Sammut, Daniela Ebejer, Abigail Camilleri.
Coach: Ray Vella
Scorers: Debbie Pisani 18’, Daniela Ebejer 24’
In the BOV Women’s Second Division, Hamrun Spartans registered a 5-0 win over Vittoriosa Stars at the Victor Tedesco Stadium.
Daniela Farrugia put the Spartans ahead on 41 minutes. Amanda Muscat doubled the score on the 58th and seven minutes later, Zuleika Azzopardi made it 3-0. Muscat added another goal on the 72nd and Orianne Cassar sealed the issue with a fifth goal ten minutes from time.
HAMRUN Ghirxi Rodene, Abela Annelise (Zerafa Shana 71’), Azzopardi Zulejka, (Attard Audrey Ann 77’), Buhagiar Amanada, Cassar Orianne, Farrugia Daniela, Leonora Casingena (Gatt Raissa 75’), Girxi Raissa (Micallef Iona 65’), Nikita Agius, Muscat Amanda, Pace Christine (Muscat Chantelle 55’).
COACH: Joe Carbonaro.
Referee: Jurgen Spiteri
Scorers: Farrugia Daniela 41’, Muscat Amanda 58’ 72’, Azzopardi Zulejka 65’, Cassar Orianne 80’
In another match, Fgura United had to wait for the second half to score the goals and beat Lija/Iklin 3-0 at the Fgura Ground.
After a goalless first half, Ingrid Vassallo put Fgura ahead six minutes in the second half when she received a pass by Juste and anticipated the goalkeeper. Six minutes later, following a short clearance by the goalkeeper, Shana Debono took the loose ball and lobbed the ball into the empty net. Fgura sealed the issue with another goal by Ingrid Vassallo one minute from time.
FGURA J. Cuschieri, B. Abela (L. Tabone), J. Abdilla, A. Cassar, S. Debono, N. Farrugia (P. Incorvaja), K. Calleja, E. Jansson (A. Mallia), E. Gialanze, V. Pinas Juste (A. Griscti), I. Vassallo.
Coach: Tony Muscat
LIJA/IKLIN Fiona Ellul Bonici (Janica Aquilina 80’), Nadia Micallef, Maria Cefai (Chanelle Sciberras 70’), Jessica Fenech Adami, Norelle Galea, Claire Vella, Antoinette Cachia, Rachel Curmi (Natasha Gauci 75’), Lorraine Abela, Morgan Carabott, Ester Schemrbi.
Coach: Ray Formosa
Referee: Sebastiano Gambuzza
SCORERS: Ingrid Vassallo 51’ 89’, Shana Debono 57’