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Birkirkara beat Hibernians, extends women’s league unbeaten run to 90 games

Big victories for Mġarr United, Swieqi United

Francesca Chircop 69, Raina Giusti 87.

Two second-half goals against rivals Hibernians have handed Birkirkara a special milestone as they secured their 90th straight positive result in the women’s league.

After a goalless stalemate, Birkirkara drew first blood on the 69th minute when Francesca Chircop slotted into empty net to score her first league goal for the Stripes.

Jose Borg’s side sealed the win when Raina Giusti scored three minutes from time as Birkirkara extend their perfect start after their first three league outings.

S. Costantino; N. Geren, C. Ellul, A. Busuttil, K. Chetcuti, S. Urpani, M. Borg, A. Caschetto, L. Ayres, N. Sciberras, A. Espitia.
Substitutes used: N. Celeste, Y. Attard.

J. Xuereb; G. Zahra, A. Said, S. Farrugia, E. Garcia, A. Sultana, C. Zammit, M. Grosso, A. Moral, C. Rodgers, V. Rapa.
Substitutes used: R. Giusti, V. Mifsud, F. Chircop, M. Fenech, M. Cardona.

Abigail Camilleri 17; Joelma 20, 70, 89; Fernanda Peinado 68, 76; Yulya Carella 84.

Mġarr United broke little sweat to beat Lija Athletic and maintain their lead in the women’s league.

The Greens scored seven goals as they remain on top with 13 points to show after five outings – four wins and one draw.

Brazilian player Joelma scored a hat-trick as she tops the league’s scoring charts with nine goals.

Fernanda Peinado, another Brazil-born player, grabbed a brace as she sits two goals shy of Joelma in the same list.

The other goals were registered by Abigail Camilleri and Yulya Carella.

P. Ebejer; L. Cabral, A. Camilleri, F. Peinado, Joelma, Y. Carella, R. Borg, A. Sivolobova, R. Bajada, C. Grech, B. Borg.
Substitutes used: D. Ebejer, M. Aquilina, M. Mizzi, K. Vella.

C. Pisani; S. Caruana, S. Bugeja, V. Carneiro, S. Buttigieg, M. Schembri, R. Mifsud, L. Micallef, K. Grech, E. Xuereb, A. Gingell.
Substitutes used: N. Zarb Cousin, D. Camilleri, S. Bouzid.

Andela Kricak 22, 39; Tourki Chaimaa 55.

San Ġwann secured their maiden win of the season after hitting three past Mtarfa over the weekend.

Summer signing Andela Kricak was San Ġwann’s hero with two goals, both in the first half.

Julian Camilleri’s side wrapped up the three-goal win with Tourki Chaimaa’s goal early in the second half.

J. Caruana; A. Rapa, N. Camenzuli, M. Schembri, T. Chaimaa, N. Attard, A. Kricak, O. Mhalli, F. Garbi, F. Zarb, K. Vella.
Substitutes used: S. Gheiti, Y. Attard, K. Mamo, H. Gray, M. Ibrahim.

D. Grech; D. Attard, N. Mifsud, E. Borg, K. Ciappara, C. Deguara, L. Tobon, S. Spiteri, P. Ciappara, R. Zammit, E. Csik.
Substitutes used: A. Fenech, M. Abdilla, E. Azzopardi, A. Ferrari.

Karima Abdulai 33, 67 (S), Salamatu Abdulai 47, 80 (S), Shona Zammit 86 (S); Marcelle 82 (V).

Swieqi United bounced back to winning ways after defeating Valletta.

Ghana forwards Karima Abdulai and Salamatu Abdulai scored two goals each as both players have seven goals to their name so far.

The other goal was scored by midfielder Shona Zammit, her second of the season.

For Valletta, Marcelle found the net to score her third goal of the 2023/2024 campaign.

A. Mickaely; A. Aloisio, G. Mifsud, M. Bonello Ghio, Duda Martins, L. Muscat, Y. Grech, G. Antonelli, S. Blihi, Marcelle, F. Bartolo.
Substitutes used: M. Conti, S. Farrugia Sacco, M. Sultana, M. La Rosa.

P. Araujo; J. Dimech, E. Xuereb, S. Abdulai, K. Abdulai, M. Debono, S. Zammit, R. Mendoza, J. Schembri, M. Cachia, K. Micallef.
Substitutes used: M. Sciberras, T. Falzon, G. Tonna, E. Micallef.


Mġarr United 13; Hibernians 10; Birkirkara, Swieqi United 9; Valletta 6; San Ġwann 4; Lija Athletic 1; Mtarfa 0.

Photo: MFA Women’s Football.

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