Hibernians maintained their perfect run in the BOV Women’s First Division as they beat leaders Gozo FC 3-0 at the Kercem Ground on Sunday. The Paolites therefore join Gozo on top the First Division table despite having a game in hand.
Ylenia Carabott put Hibernians ahead on the 15th minute but fine saves by Gozo goalkeeper Dorienne Grech denied them more goals during the first half. Seven minutes in the second half, Martina Borg doubled the score. More saves by the Gozitan goalkeeper and the posts stopped Hibernians from increasing the lead before Nicole Borg scored a third goal on the 90th.
GOZO Dorianne Grech, Felicienne Mercieca (Julia Vella 63’), Rita Azzopardi, Annmarie Said, Nicole Buttigieg, Melania Bajada, Joslene Gafa, Michelle Pace, Modyann Refalo, Emma Xuereb, Stephanie Debono (Rebecca Bajada 58’).
Coach: Jose Borg
HIBS Keoney Demicoli, Claire Sciberras, Charlene Zammit, Sherianne Zammit, Mandy Debono, Martina Borg (Corissa Vella White 79’), Francesca Chircop (Ruth Steer Chetham 75’), Dorianne Theuma, Dionne Tonna (Nicole Borg 85’), Ylenia Carabott, Kathleen Saliba (Rebecca Vella 73’).
Coach: Keith Gouder
Referee: Jules Ngangue
Scorers: Ylenia Carabott 15’, Martina Borg 52’, Nicole Borg 90′
Mgarr United registered their third win as they beat Raiders (Luxol) 3-2 at the Mgarr Ground.
Playing in heavy winds and constant rainfall, Mgarr struggled much more than expected to get the three points. They managed to break the deadlock five minutes from the end of the first half through Alice Stanton. However Raiders were quick to level matters through Rodianne Zerafa, taking the lead thanks to a goal by Nora Agliano three minutes in the second half. Abigail Camilleri restored equilibrium on 63 minutes and five minutes later, Jasmine Vella Turner notched the winner.
MGARR Marieclaire Tabone, Daniela Ebejer (Tiziana Fenech 63’), Antoinette Sammut, Alice Stanton, Abigail Camilleri, Natasha Pace, Rebecca D’Agostino, Yanika Buhagiar, Maria Mizzi (Marija Mamo 79’), Jasmine Vella Turner, Brenda Borg.
Coach: Ray Vella
RAIDERS Sonia Farrugia, Justine B. Barthet (Kathy Gribbon), Nadine Agius, Alison Patiniott, Kathleen Mangion, Amanda Mifsud (Nicole Mifsud), Therese Briffa, Nora Agliano, Andy Mizzi, Rodianne Zerafa, Janice Spiteri (Amanda Atkins).
Coach: Kent Njoko
Scorers: Alice Stanton 40’, Abigail Camilleri 63’, Jasmine Vella Turner 68’ (M), Rodianne Zerafa 41’, Nora Agliano 48’ (R)
Kirkop United collected their first three points thanks to a 4-1 win over Pembroke Athleta at the Pembroke Ground.
Kirkop held the initiative early in the game but it was only on the 21st minute that they had the first attempt at goal with a cross shot by Shona Zammit which was not held by the goalkeeper to end at the back of the net. Five minutes later, Jade Flask doubled the score, beating Baldacchino from close-range. Pembroke replied with a freekick by Sonia Schembri which created havoc inside the area with the ball finally being cleared off the goal line. After losing Lorna Cassar injured, Pembroke suffered the third goal on the 64th minute as Shona Zammit received the ball on the right, entered the area and beat Baldacchino with a diagonal shot. Athleta reduced the gap thanks to an Amy Abdilla direct freekick on the 77th minute but just before the final whistle, Shona Zammit scored a fourth goal for Kirkop to seal the issue.
PEMBROKE Rosie Baldacchino, Annabelle Rapa, Sonia Schembri, Sarah Caruana, Rodiana Borg (Thresa Scicluna 70’), Sarah Cassar Dymond, Cassandra Camilleri, Ottilia Debattista (Amy Abdilla 46’), Lorna Cassar (Ilenia Navarro 62’), Darya Attard, Justine Zammit.
Coach: Rikky Pace
KIRKOP Yasmine Farrugia, Donnalise Xerri (Sarah Cassar 78’), Emilie Pace, Shona Zammit (Rachel Caruana 90’), Giovanna Falla (Oriana Bedingfield 60’), Jade Flask, Krystle Attard (Dorianne Bonello 70’), Stacie Caruana, Alessia Caschetto, Alexia Baldacchino, Charlene Cassia.
Coach: Vince Galea
Referee: Jonathan Bonello
Scorers: Jade Flask 21’ 26’, Shona Zammit 64’ 90’ (K); Amy Abdilla 77’ (P)
Tarxien Rainbows maintained a perfect record in the BOV Women’s Second Division as they registered the fourth win in as many matches, beating Hamrun Spartans 4-1.
Early goals by Francesca Cauchi put the Rainbows two goals ahead. The Spartans reduced the gap eight minutes in the second half through Amanda Muscat. However Kristine Camilleri made it 3-1 on 78 minutes and three minutes later, Francesca Cauchi sealed the issue with a fourth goal.
TARXIEN Maria Ellul, Roxanne Busuttil, Elise Abela, Cheryl Cachia, Leanne Mifsud (KellyAnne Coleiro 58’), Steph Cutajar (Michelle Camilleri 87’), Kristine Camilleri, Chantel Spiteri, Janice Zahra, Kim Magro (Brooke Zarb 80’), Francesca Cauchi (Charmaine Falzon 84’).
Coach: Louis Cutajar
HAMRUN Christine Galea, Annelise Abela, Amanda Buhagiar (Shana Zerafa 87’), Orianne Cassar, Daniela Farrugia, Roxanne Micallef, Leonora Casingena (Raissa Grixti 53’), Sofia Takanaki, Raissa Gatt (Chantelle Muscat 70’), Amanda Muscat, Brenda Borg.
Coach: Joe Carbonaro
Referee: Anthony Buhagiar
Scorers: Francesca Cauchi 2’ 15’ 81’, Kristine Camilleri 78’ (T), Amanda Muscat 53’ (H)
In another match, Fgura United found no difficulty in beating Vittoriosa Stars 14-0 at the Zebbug Ground. Ingrid Vassallo and Karen Schembri scored three goals each, Jackie Abdilla and Eliena Gialanze scored two each with the other goals being scored by Olivia Runco, Abigail Grixti, Shana Debono and Evelina Jonnson.