Big wins for the top teams characterised the latest BOV Women’s League programme as defending champions Birkirkara, Mġarr United and Hibernians scored eighteen goals between them in three games.
Leaders Birkirkara broke little sweat to overcome Fgura United’s challenge as they emerged winners 7-1 at the Fgura Ground on Tuesday.
It was a night to remember for forward Raina Giusti who netted a hat-trick while also scoring heir 100th goal for Birkirkara in the process, at the age of 21. She listed her name on the score sheet on the 56th, 78th and 83rd minute. The other goals came from Alishia Sultana (35′ and 50′) and Tracy Teuma (6′ and 45′) who scored a brace each. Fgura’s scorer was Kylie Monaco past the hour-mark.
Mġarr United maintained their firm grip on the second spot after beating Raiders (Luxol) 5-1 at the Mġarr Ground on Wednesday.
Haley Bugeja, the league’s top scorer, extended her goal tally after scoring four of the Greens’ five goals scored in this game, finding the net on the 7th, 35th, 6th and 68th minute while Abigail Camilleri was the other scorer on the 18th minute. Laura Muscat pulled one back for the Raiders in stoppage time.
Hibernians defeated Mosta 6-1 at the Mġarr Ground on Tuesday to remain on course for a top two spot.
Mandy Debono put the Paolites ahead inside four minutes. Mosta replied four minutes later when Martina Cortis levelled terms. However, a couple of quickfire goals in two minutes from Shona Zammit and Kayleigh Chetcuti on the 25th and 26th respectively helped Hibs to open a two-goal advantage. After the change of ends, Hibernians wrapped up the win with goals from Dorianne Theuma (55′) and a Jade Flask brace on the 66th and 88th minute.
Meanwhile a sole goal by Yolande Attard spearheaded Swieqi United to a narrow victory over Kirkop United at the Charles Abela Stadium in the remaining game of the week.
The Malta international found the net on the 73rd minute as Swieqi managed to see out the result and earn the three points.