Birkirkara girls two points clear ahead of direct clash

Birkirkara maintained their two-point lead over title rivals Hibernians after defeating Mġarr United 3-0, while the Paolites thrashed Tarxien Rainbows 9-0. Both sides will cross swords in the next programme of fixtures, on March 21 at the Charles Abela Stadium.

The defending champions Birkirkara opened the score 20 minutes from time, through Tracy Teuma. However, they had to wait until six minutes from time to seal the win when Gabriella Zahra scored her sixth goal of the season. Deep in stoppage time, Raina Giusti notched her 19th goal of the season to wrap up the 3-0 win.

The day before, Hibernians claimed top position in the championship for 24 hours after scoring nine past Tarxien.
Dorianne Theuma drew first blood on 17 minutes, while Jade Flask and Francesca Chircop grabbed a goal each before half-time to open a three-goal lead. After the change of ends, a rampant Hibs added six more through Chantelle Grech (51), Emma Xuereb (55), Ruth Steer-Chetham (59), Dorianne Theuma with her 14th of the season (60), Charlene Zammit (75) and Shona Zammit (81). Late in the game, coach Neil Zarb Cousin roped in forward Ylenia Carabott who was making her return after being sidelined due to injury.

In the other Section A game, Raiders (Luxol) came from behind to defeat Kirkop United 2-1. Estonian international Liivi Sormus opened her account for the Reds on 11 minutes. However, Raiders scored twice through Andy Zammit Mizzi on 37 minutes and Thea Difesa, a quarter from time to seal the win.

In the Section B encounter between Swieqi United and Mosta, the former claimed a narrow win courtesy of Rebecca Naudi goal in injury-time.