Birkirkara head into new year with four point lead in Assikura Women’s League

Champions Birkirkara followed up their Assikura Women’s Super Cup success with two straight victories against Hibernians (3-0) and Mtarfa (13-0).

As a result, Jose Borg’s side is now at the top of the championship having opened a four-point lead over Swieqi United.

Against the Paolites, the Stripes broke the deadlock early in the first half through Marta Grosso before Veronique Mifsud double the lead just before half-time, converting a penalty.

After the change of ends, Borg’s Birkirkara made sure of the win through midfielder Gabriella Zahra who slotted home from close-range after a corner kick situation.

Meanwhile, Birkirkara’s goals against Mtarfa were scored by Ruth Steer-Chetham (2), Arianna Del Moral (2), Marta Grosso, Gabriella Zahra (2), Stephania Farrugia, Veronique Mifsud (2), Caitlin Rogers, Sara Saliba and Amelia Vassallo.

Swieqi United move second, profiting from Hibernians’ defeat, after overcoming Valletta 3-1.

Kaysia Micallef, Salamatu Abdulai and Shona Zammit scored for the Owls while Eduarda Souza scored for the Citizens.

Mġarr United, on their part, joined Hibernians on 26 points after a comfortable 6-0 win over Lija Athletic.

Brazilian Joelma cemented her top spot in the league’s scoring charts with a hat-trick while forward Fernanda Peinado followed up with a brace.

Brenda Borg wrapped up the six-goal win with Mġarr’s remaining goal.

Elsewhere, San Ġwann moved to 10 points after defeating Mtarfa 6-0 with Shania Gheiti and Oumaima Mhalli scoring two goals each.

The other couple of goals were recorded by Andela Kricak and Chaima Tourki.

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