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Hibernians, Swieqi fire blanks as Birkirkara, Mġarr win in women’s league

Hibernians, Swieqi United fired blanks in Assikura Women's League highlight game. Photo: Michael Azzopardi Photography

The Assikura Women’s League returned following Malta’s success in the UEFA Women’s Nations League with a top of the table clash between Hibernians and Swieqi United.

The two teams which are separated by just a couple of points cancelled each other out in a lacklustre match in Saturday’s early kick-off.

The goalless stalemate kept Hibernians on top with 26 points while it allowed Birkirkara to pip Swieqi to second place as they trail the Paolites just by a single point ahead of next weekend’s direct clash.

The Stripes hit San Ġwann for five with Veronique Mifsud and Raina Giusti scoring twice in the first half.

After the change of ends, forward Francesca Chircop grabbed a brace before Giusti added another one to wrap up the victory.

Meanwhile, Mġarr United secured a comfortable win while Valletta added another victory in their debut season.

After Brenda Borg and Anastasia Sivolobova, who played for Moldova against Malta last week, scored twice in the first half, Mġarr added another six to secure a big win over Mtarfa – who remain without points after ten outings.

Joelma scored four to move top of the league’s scoring charts with 14 goals – joint-level with Swieqi’s Salamatu Abdulai while Borg added two to her name as well.

In the other match, Anna Aloisio and Megan La Rosa grabbed a goal each as Valletta scored their fifth win of the seaon.


Z. Jivraj, N. Geren, C. Ellul, A. Busuttil, K. Chetcuti, S. Urpani, M. Borg, Y. Attard, L. Ayres, N. Sciberras, A. Espitia.
Substitutes used: N. Celeste 80.

P. Araujo; J. Dimech, D. Theuma, M. Sciberras, E. Xuereb, S. Abdulai, K. Abdulai, S. Zammit, Rafanny, J. Schembri, T. Falzon.
Substitutes used: Kaysia Micallef 65.

Veronique Mifsud 24; Raina Giusti 25, 86; Francesca Chircop 56, 67

J. Caruana; A. Rapa, S. Cioffi, T. Axiak, T. Chaimaa, A. Kricak, O. Mhalli, N. Saliba, F. Al Girbi, Y. Attard, F. Zarb.
Substitutes used: K. Abela 46, K. Mamo 64.

J. Xuereb; G. Zahra, E. Garcia, R. Giusti, V. Mifsud, C. Zammit, M. Grosso, A. Del Moral, M. Cardona, C. Rogers, V. Rapa.
Substitutes used: F. Chircop 37, A. Said 46, S. Farrugia 46, A. Sultana 46, R. Steer-Chetham 54.

Brenda Borg 18, 78, 90; Anastasia Sivolobova 41; Joelma 49, 51, 56, 57

P. Ebejer; L. Cabral, A. Camilleri, M. Debono, F. Peinado, Joelma, K. Vella, A. Sivolobova, R. Bajada, C. Grech, B, Borg
Substitutes used: M. Mizzi 58, L. Cefai 58, G. Grima 62, S. Camilleri 62, M. Aquilina 67.

M. Abdilla; D. Attard, E. Azzopardi, R. Sultana, N. Mifsud, E. Csik, K. Ciappara, C. Deguara, O. Jelili, S. Spiteri, P. Ciappara.
Substitutes used: D. Grech 56, K. Gribbon 56, R. Sluckute 67, A. Mizzi 85

Anna Aloisio 48, Megan La Rosa 90

Andressa; A. Aloisio, G. Mifsud, M. Bonello Ghio, Duda Martins, L. Muscat, S. Farrugia Sacco, S. Blihi, L. Vella, F. Bartolo
Substitutes used: M. La Rosa 63, Y. Grech 63, S. Vella Barberi 63.

C. Pisani; S. Bouzid, S. Caruana, E. Marmara, S. Buttigieg, M. Schembri, R. Mifsud, K. Grech, E. Xuereb, A. Gingell, L. Micallef.
Substitutes used: D. Camilleri 50, V. Carneiro 50.

STANDINGS: Hibernians 26; Birkirkara 25; Swieqi United 24; Mġarr United 23; Valletta 15; San Ġwann 7; Lija Athletic 4; Mtarfa 0.

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