Champions Birkirkara bounce back after midweek defeat
MTARFA 0-10 SWIEQI UNITED
Dorianne Theuma 11, 73; Salamatu Abdulai 18, 21, 28, 39; Michaela Cachia 34; Karima Abdulai 36; Shona Zammit 66; Jade Schembri 90.
Swieqi maintained their top position in the Assikura Women’s League after easing past Mtarfa with a 10-0 victory.
Ghana forward Salamatu Abdulai starred with four goals while captain Dorianne Theuma grabbed a brace for the Owls.
Meanwhile, the other goals were scored by Michaela Cachia, Karima Abdulai, Shona Zammit and Jade Schembri.
D. Grech; E. Azzopardi, N. Mifsud, E. Csik, E. Borg, K. Ciappara, L. Tobon, O. Jelili, S. Spiteri, R. Zammit, P. Ciappara.
P. Araujo; T. Scicluna, L. Frendo, D. Theuma, S. Abdulai, K. Abdulai, S. Zammit, Rafanny, G. Tonna, M. Cachia, M. Vella.
Substitutes used: C. Borg (46), M. Sciberras (46), T. Falzon (46), J. Schembri (60).
VALLETTA 0-3 HIBERNIANS
Nyorah Celeste 6; Alexis Espitia 34, 63.
Hibernians managed to keep their leadership in the Assikura Women’s League, together with Swieqi United, after defeating Valletta 3-0.
The Paolites managed to draw first blood early in the game through youngster Nyorah Celeste.
Hibernians made sure of the victory with Alexis Espitia scoring a brace.
Andressa; A. Aloisio, G. Mifsud, M. Sultana, Duda Martins, L. Muscat, M. Conti, Y. Grech, S. Blihi, Marcelle, S. Farrugia Sacco.
Substitutes used: G. Antonelli (60), M. La Rosa (71), K. Muscat (89).
S. Costantino; N. Geren, C. Ellul, A. Busuttil, K. Chetcuti, S. Urpani, M. Borg, Y. Attard, N. Sciberras, N. Celeste, A. Espitia.
Substitutes used: L. Ayres (72), M. Cortis (72), C. Hili (80), F. Zahra (88).
MĠARR UNITED 7-0 SAN ĠWANN
Fernanda Peinado 3, 17, 45; Chantelle Grech 13; Luana Cabral 17; Rodiana Borg 54; Daniela Ebejer 80.
Mġarr United hit San Ġwann for seven with Brazilian forward Fernanda Peinado scoring a hat-trick in the first half.
Chantelle Grech and Luana Cabral scored Mġarr’s other goals in the opening 45 minutes while Rodiana Borg and Daniela Ebejer scored after the exchange of ends.
The Greens trail leaders Swieqi and Hibernians by two points.
P. Ebejer; L. Cabral, A. Camilleri, M. Debono, F. Peinado, Joelma, R. Borg, A. Sivolobova, R. Bajada, C. Grech, B. Borg.
Substitutes used: D. Ebejer (46), A. Schembri (65), M. Aquilina (65), M. Mizzi (76), K. Vella (76).
J. Caruana; C. Grixti, T. Axiak, M. Ibrahim, T. Chaimaa, S. Gheiti, O. Mhalli, N. Saliba, Y. Attard, F. Zarb, K. Vella.
Substitutes used: S. Cioffi (46); Y. Spiteri (46); M. Formosa (66); D. Celik (66); K. Abela (78).
LIJA ATHLETIC 0-4 BIRKIRKARA
Marta Grosso 22; Arianna Del Moral 28; Raina Giusti 45; Francesca Chircop 53.
Defending champions Birkirkara scored four goals to return back to winning ways after scoring a 4-0 win over Lija Athletic.
Italian midfielder Marta Grosso and Arianna Del Moral, who hails from the United States, scored the opening couple of goals before Raina Giusti.
Francesca Chircop scored Birkirkara’s fourth goal as the Stripes are on 15 points but with a game in hand.
C. Pisani; S. Bouzid, S. Caruana, D. Camilleri, V. Carneiro, S. Buttigieg, M. Schembri, N. Zarb Cousin, R. Mifsud, K. Grech, E. Xuereb.
J. Xuereb; S. Farrugia, F. Chircop, E. Garcia, A. Sultana, R. Giusti, V. Mifsud, M. Grosso, A. Del Moral.
Substitutes used: R. Steer-Chetham (56), A. Vassallo (56).
Swieqi United, Hibernians 19; Mġarr United 17; Birkirkara 15; Valletta 9; Lija Athletic, San Ġwann 4; Mtarfa 0.
Photo: Michael Azzopardi/Swieqi United.
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