Leaders Birkirkara moved six points clear in the BOV Women’s League after defeating rivals Mgarr United 3-1 at the Dingli Ground on Tuesday.
Following a goalless first half, Ann-Marie Said put the Stripes ahead on the 53rd minute and a brace by Loza Abera on the 71st and 77th sealed the issue for Birkirkara. Haley Bugeja scored a consolation goal for Mgarr in stoppage time.
B’KARA Janice Xuereb; Gabriella Zahra, Ann-Marie Said, Stephania Farrugia ©, Tracy Teuma, Alishia Sultana, Loza Abera Geinore, Raina Giusti (Esther Douye Toikumo 61’), Veronique Mifsud, Yasmeen Marie Vella (Samantha Zarb 78’), Kailey Willis.
MGARR Patricia Ebejer; Haley Bugeja, Abigail Camilleri (Alexandra Camilleri 69’), Nicole Cutajar, Jasmine Vella Turner, Leanne Cefai, Francesca Chircop (Amber Grech 69’), Rebecca Bajada, Charlene Cassia, Brenda Borg © (Claudette Xuereb 81’), Roxanne Micallef.
Referee: Daniel Casha
Swieqi United joined Mgarr United in second place thanks to a 5-0 win over Kirkop United at the Mgarr Ground.
Swieqi took the lead through Jade Flask on the 7th minute and Demi Magrin doubled the score on the 15th. Flask scored again on the 33rd and Magrin added another seven minutes later. Kayleigh Chetcuti scored a fifth goal on the 70th minute.
KIRKOP Sharon Costantino ©; Tara Attard, Marie Claire Cilia (Eliana Gialanze 89’), Celine Galea (Ingrid Psaila 68’), Sarah Urpani (Liis Pello 74’), Jasmine Grech, Liivi Sormus, Kathryn Ellul, Isabelle Mazzitelli (Hermoine Micallef 89’), Alessia Caschetto, Mirea Ellul (Marica Zammit 72’).
SWIEQI Vesna Vitanova ©; Dorianne Theuma, Jade Flask (Ruth Steer Chetham 66’), Emma Xuereb, Kayleigh Chetcuti (Celeste Grech 74’), Charlene Zammit, Jade Scehmbri, Krista Montfort (Aleksansra Georgieva 66’), Chloe Ann Ellul (Cassandra Camilleri 54’), Chantelle Grech, Demi Magrin (Simone Buttigieg 54’).
Referee: Wayne Sammut
Raiders GFC, on the other hand, returned to winning ways thanks to a 6-1 win over Mosta at the Charles Abela Stadium.
Rodianne Zerafa handed Raiders the lead after just six minutes and Rosalie Borg Cauchi doubled the score on the 26th. Rebecca Naudi increased the lead five minutes in the second half and Rodianne Zerafa made it 4-0 on the hour. Julia Egging pulled one back for Mosta on the 70th minute but Raiders increased the lead through Michela Bonello Ghio on the 88th and Rebecca Naudi on the 90th.
MOSTA Giulia D’Antuono (Shania Borg 70’); Lynn Fenech, Lara Vella, Daniela Camilleri (Adele Calleja 45’), Yulya Carella (Karen Caruana 87’), Annabelle Rapa, Rossella D’Antuono ©, Simona Krstanoska, Rachel Mifsud, Dijana Hristovska, Leona Vella (Julia Egging 45’).
RAIDERS Justyne Caruana; Rosalie Borg Cauchi (Georgiana Mifsud 60’), Andy Zammit Mizzi, Rodianne Zerafa (Rohanne Zahra 70’), Michela Bonello Ghio, Maya Lucia (Laura Muscat 82’), Rebecca Naudi, Leanne Micallef (Keeva Camilleri 70’), Sarah Caruana, Anna Aloisio (Cherise Zammit 55’), Monique Sultana ©.
Referee: Matthias Buttigieg
Meanwhile in the Women’s Under-19 League, Swieqi United and Mgarr United keep marching on with comfortable wins with the former staying one point clear.
Swieqi United defeated Hibernians 16-0 while Mgarr United beat Kirkop United 5-1. Birkirkara registered an 8-0 victory over Mtarfa while Raiders GFC defeated Mosta 8-0.
The Women’s Under-15 Knock-Out kicked-off with a 2-1 win for Swieqi United over Birkirkara in the Preliminary Round. Swieqi take on Senglea Athletic in the quarter-finals in programme this weekend.