Birkirkara completed yet another double in women’s football after defeating Swieqi United 3-0 at the Centenary Stadium on Friday to lift the Women’s Knock-Out Competition.
This was the sixteenth Women’s Knock-Out win for the Stripes after winning their tenth championship earlier this month.
For Birkirkara coach Melania Bajada, this was her last match at the helm of the Stripes following her decision to part ways with the Stripes for personal reasons.
Following a goalless first half, Birkirkara took the lead thanks to Patricia Lamanna whose overhead kick gave Swieqi goalkeeper Jodie Attard no chance.
In the dying minutes, the Stripes sealed the issue with two goals. On the 90th, Raina Giusti doubled the score with a shot from outside the area and three minutes in added time, Sara Saliba beat Jodie Attard from close range.
BIRKIRKARA Janice Xuereb, Gabriella Zahra, Ann-Marie Said, Stephania Farrugia, Mariah Sciberras (46′ Mariah Cardona), Alishia Sultana, Raina Giusti (90′ Michela Felice), Yasmeen Marie Bajada, Charlene Zammit, Sara Saliba, Patricia Mary Lamanna.
SWIEQI Jodie Attard, Jessica Lee Dimech, Dorianne Theuma, Jade Flask (69′ Chloe Ann Ellul), Emma Xuereb (85′ Iulia Mifsud), Fernanda dos Santos Peinado, Shona Zammit, Michaela Cachia (69′ Amy Busuttil), Jade Schembri, Tammy Falzon, Alexis Veronica Espitia.
Referee: Gerard William Zammit Young