An Assikura Women’s Knock-Out final berth awaits as the four semi-finalists are set to cross swords in Sunday’s games to determine the two teams that will meet on Friday, May 12.
Following the elimination of defending champions Birkirkara – winners of the last four editions, there will be a new winner of this competition for the first time since the 2015/2016 season.
Hibernians were the winners of the aforementioned tournament, having lifted the KO trophy on five occasions, will take on San Ġwann at the Victor Tedesco Stadium.
The Paolites survived Mġarr’s rally to preserve their one-goal lead and secure a place into the final four. For Hibernians, this was their first victory over the Greens after their two defeats and one draw in their league head-to-head games.
Midfielder Kayleigh Chetcuti scored the all-important goal after beating goalkeeper Patricia Ebejer with a delightful freekick in the first half.
San Ġwann, on their part, were drawn as the bye team and therefore they will launch their KO campaign immediately in the semi-finals.
Raymond Sant’s side finished anchored at the bottom in the championship with just three points to show for their efforts.
Meanwhile, the new favourites to claim this competition – Swieqi, will face Raiders Lija at the Centenary Stadium in the early kick-off.
After several setbacks, the Owls managed to have the better of Birkirkara as they now set sights on a potential first ever major silverware in the women’s game.
Malta international Jessica Dimech’s goal in the extra-time helped Swieqi chalk up their first win in five occasions against the Stripes this season, after one draw and two defeats in the league and a Super Cup disappointment in the process as well.
Led by Denis Guerra, Raiders Lija eased past Mtarfa 9-1 in the quarter-finals and are looking to pull an upset and reach a historic final.
Lexine Farrugia, who finished second in the league’s scoring charts behind Swieqi’s Jade Flask, grabbed a hat-trick in Wednesday’s game.
In their league encounters, Raiders failed to snatch at least a single point against Swieqi as Judith Kuipers’ side won all three encounters.
Raiders Lija vs Swieqi United – Centenary Stadium, 5pm.
Hibernians vs San Ġwann – Victor Tedesco Stadium, 6.30pm.
FRIDAY, MAY 12
Match 1 vs Match 2 – Centenary Stadium, 8pm.
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