Birkirkara moved six points clear in the BOV Women’s League thanks to a 5-0 win over Swieqi United in a clash between two top two teams at the Charles Abela Stadium on Tuesday.
Raina Giusti put the Stripes ahead on the half hour and Esther Douye Toikumo doubled the score on the hour. Five minutes later, Loza Abera made it 3-0 and on the 70th minute, Esther Douye Toikumo scored a fourth. Loza Abera made it 5-0 ten minutes from time.
SWIEQI Vesna Vitanova ©; Sonia Schembri, Dorianne Theuma, Jade Flask, Emma Xuereb, Charlene Zammit, Jade Schembri, Chloe Ann Ellul (Aleksandra Georgieva 65’), Kelly Agius Pace (Demi Magrin 60’), Chantelle Grech, Simone Buttigieg.
B’KARA Janice Xuereb; Gabriella Zahra, Stephania Farrugia ©, Tracy Teuma (Izabella Camilleri 81’), Alishia Sultana, Loza Abera Geniore, Raina Giusti (Kailey Willis 60’), Veronique Mifsud (Samantha Zarb 68’), Toma Odiphri Abu, Yasmeen Vella (Michela Felice 73’), Esther Douye Toikumo (Mairah Sciberras 80’).
Referee: Ryan Caruana
Mgarr United joined Swieqi in second place as they defeated Raiders Gharghur FC 5-2 at the Mgarr Ground.
Goals by Haley Bugeja on the 26th and 44th and Brenda Borg on the 41st gave Mgarr a three-goal lead by the end of the first half. Rodianne Zerafa reduced the gap nine minutes in the second half but another goal by Haley Bugeja on the 64th and Yolande Attard on the 70th increased the lead for Mgarr. Raiders reduced the gap further with another goal on the 72nd.
MGARR Patricia Ebejer; Haley Bugeja (Roxanne Micallef 75’), Abigail Camilleri (Leanne Cefai 75’), Emma Zammit, Maia Debono, Jasmine Vella Turner, Rebecca Bajada, Nicole Cutajar (Yolande Attard 60’), Brenda Borg © (Alexandra Gatt 81’), Amber Grech, Claudette Xuereb (Francesca Chircop 60’).
RAIDERS Jodie Attard; Michela Bonello Ghio, Andy Zammit Mizzi, Leanne Micallef, Maya Lucia (Gaia Antonelli 86’), Rebecca Naudi, Miriana Conti, Cristina Hili (Sarah Vella Barberi 76’), Sarah Caruana, Anna Aloisio (Cherise Zammit 86’), Monique Sultana © (Rodianne Zerafa 46’).
Referee: Stefan Minic
Mosta, on the other hand, registered a comfortable 7-1 win over Hibernians at the Dingli Ground.
Yulya Carella gave Mosta the lead on the 7th minute and two minutes later, Dijana Hristovska doubled the score with Leah Alice Ayres adding another on the 10th. Lynn Fenech scored on the half hour, Leah Alice Ayres scored a fifth on the 37th and four minutes later, Kylie Pantallaresco made it 6-0. Lorna Maria Cassar pulled one back seven minutes in the second half but on the 90th, Simona Krstanoska scored the Blues’ seventh.
HIBS Jennifer Marie Galea; Larissa Debono, Lorna Cassar ©, Sarah Cassar (Elaina Vella 79’), Kisrty Paris (Alessia Abela 54’), Sarah Grech, Jeanelle Bonnano, Shakira Bugeja (Chanelle Sciberras 79’), Kelsey Ann Vella, Martha Sammut (Tiffany Spiteri 88’), Manuela Bogdanovic (Francesca Borg 46’).
MOSTA Melaniya Micallef; Lynn Fenech ©, Rhea Borg, Yulya Carella (Leona Vella 73’), Annabelle Rapa (Daniela Camilleri 74’), Kylie Marie Micallef (Adele Calleja 58’), Leah Alice Ayres, Simona Krstanoska, Rachel Mifsud (Karen Caruana 58’), Dijana Hristovska (Shania Borg 65’), Kylie Pantalleresco.
Referee: Elaine Bonnici
Meanwhile in the Women’s Under-19 League, Mgarr United moved top thanks to a 4-2 win over Swieqi United in a top-of-the-table clash.
Third-placed Raiders GFC beat Hibernians 4-0, Birkirkara defeated Mosta 3-1 to join them in fourth place while Mtarfa earned their first point thanks to a 2-2 draw with Kirkop United.
In the Women’s Under-15 League, Swieqi United defeated Mgarr United 2-0 to register their ninth win in as many matches. Birkirkara defeated Kirkop United 3-0 while Zebbug Rangers leapfrogged Raiders GFC thanks to an entertaining 4-3 win. In another match, Senglea Athletic defeated Mtarfa 2-1.