Birkirkara chalked up their third win on the trot after defeating Raiders Għargħur 8-1 in a match from the BOV Women’s League at the Mgarr Ground on Tuesday.
This comfortable win enabled the Stripes to become the sole leaders with 16 points, three points ahead of second-place Mġarr United.
The Stripes ended the first 45 minutes 4-1 up, virtually sealing the win at half-time. Raina Giusti put Birkirkara ahead after just five minutes but Raiders levelled matters through Leanne Micallef on the 11th minute.
Nonetheless, the Stripes took the reins of the game when Ethiopia forward Loza Abera scored one of her two goals on the 25th minute before Kailey Willis found the net three times on the 28th, the 29th and the 55th minute.
Abera found her 10th goal of the season on the 75th minute before Tracy Teuma and Alishia Sultana wrapped up the score with goals on the 83rd and 89th respectively.
B’KARA Janice Xuereb; Ann-Marie Said (Samantha Zarb 73’), Stephania Farrugia ©, Tracy Teuma, Alishia Sultana, Loza Abera Geinore, Kailey Willis (Simone Buttigieg 61’), Raina Giusti (Jelena Sakic 61’), Veronique Mifsud (Gabriella Zahra 46’), Yasmeen Vella, Esther Douye (Mariah Sciberras 78’).
RAIDERS Jodie Attard (Justyne Caruana 69’); Michela Bonello Ghio (Laura Chetcuti Dimech 73’), Rosalie Borg Cauchi, Andy Zammit Mizzi, Maya Lucia, Rebecca Naudi, Leanne Micallef (Rohanne Zahra 79’), Miriana Conti, Sarah Caruana, Anna Aloisio (Rodianne Zerafa 79’), Monique Sultana ©.
Referee: Hristos Palikarov
Kirkop United registered a second straight win after defeating Hibernians 6-2 at the Charles Abela Stadium.
The Paolites had broken the deadlock after three minutes thanks to Lorna Cassar on the 10th minute. Their lead did not last long when Estonian forward Liivi Sormus drew level seven minutes later. Sarah Urpani made it 2-1 a minute after.
Emily Pace’s freekick stunned Hibernians on the 28th minute as Kirkop started to extend their lead, with Urpani opening a three-goal advantage on the 31st minute.
After the restart, Shakira Bugeja pulled one back for Hibs on the 53rd minute but Sarah Urpani scored on the 65th and the 80th minute to seal the fate of this game in favour of Kirkop who now move fourth on six points.
KIRKOP Sharon Costantino © (Maria Abdilla 72’); Emily Pace, Celine Galea, Sarah Urpani, Jasmine Grech, Liivi Sormus, Kathryn Ellul, Alessia Caschetto, Eliana Gialanze (Tara Jade Attard 55’), Mirea Ellul (Marica Zammit 70’), Marie Claire Cilia.
HIBS Aimee Chetcuti (Jennifer Galea 46’); Lorna Cassar ©, Kirsty Paris (Alessia Abela 70’), Josianne Attard (Sarah Cassar 46’), Sarah Grech, Shakira Bugeja, Larissa Debono (Eliana Vella 84’), Whitney Bajada (Francesca Borg 87’), Kelsey Ann Vella, Katie Gribbon, Manuela Bogdanovic.
Referee: Luca Formosa
On the other hand, the clash between Swieqi United and Mosta at the Dingli Ground was abandoned after 21 minutes due to power cuts and low visibility. Swieqi United were leading 1-0 after a Jade Flask goal in the 8th minute.
The game will be resumed on January 21 at the Mġarr Ground.
Meanwhile in the Women’s Under-19 League, Swieqi United stay one point clear thanks to a 3-1 win over Raiders Gharghur. Mgarr United found no difficulty in beating Mtarfa 10-1.
Mosta kept the pace with the top two thanks to a 4-0 win over Kirkop United while Birkirkara registered a comfortable 7-0 win over Hibernians.
In the Women’s Under-15 League, Swieqi United made it six wins in a row as they defeated Senglea Athletic 6-0. Birkirkara joined Raiders Gharghur in second place thanks to a 5-4 win in a direct clash.
Zebbug Rangers registered their fourth win thanks to a 2-1 win over Kirkop United to move fourth while Mosta returned to winning ways courtesy of a 5-0 win over Mtarfa.