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Birkirkara ready to celebrate as they face Hibernians in women’s league finale

Alishia Sultana (right) of Birkirkara protecting the ball from Swieqi United's Jade Schembri, last weekend. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier

Stripes secured 12th title with victory over Swieqi United.

Birkirkara will be lifting their seventh Assikura Women’s League trophy in a row when they face Hibernians in Saturday’s season finale.

The Stripes made sure of their 12th championship with a commanding showing against Swieqi United which earned them a 3-0 victory.

Jose Borg’s side flexed their muscles when it mattered most, demonstrating they are still the team to beat in the domestic landscape.

It was a tricky campaign, also due to the new league format which saw Birkirkara face Swieqi, Hibernians and Mġarr on more occasions, with the Stripes also seeing their impressive unbeaten run come to an end.

However, the Stripes still put on some brilliant numbers to make sure they retain their crown with their 84 goals scored in the 22 matches they played so far.

At the other end of the field, captain Stephania Farrugia marshalled Birkirkara’s defensive phase as they allowed just five goals.

Having now won both league and Super Cup this season, with the latter clinched in December at the expense of Swieqi, Birkirkara will now shift their focus on the domestic cup.

They will launch their campaign next month with their quarter-final tie against Lija Athletic.

Hibernians, on their part, are at the back of a narrow defeat against Mġarr United but which won’t have an affect on their final league position having already secured a third-place finish, besting last season’s fourth spot.

The Paolites, now guided by coach Kenneth Costantino, scored 58 goals in 22 games and conceded 27.

In the other Top Four match, Mġarr face Swieqi in Saturday’s early kick-off.

The Greens defeated Hibs last week with Brenda Borg scoring the all-important goal.

In 22 league outings, they scored 57 goals and allowed 33 in.

On the other hand, Swieqi will finish second in this championship after slipping to eight points behind Birkirkara once again.

The Owls, whose forward Salamatu Abdulai is the league’s best scorer with 23 goals, have found the net on 73 occasions while conceding 19 goals.

In the Bottom Four games, leaders Valletta will conclude their campaign against San Ġwann.

Denis Guerra’s side won every single game in this section as they are now on 42 points.

San Ġwann sit in second on 22 points, just three points above Lija Athletic who face Mtarfa in their final game.

Mtarfa remain the single team without a single point.


San Ġwann vs Valletta – 8.30pm, Victor Tedesco Stadium.

Lija Athletic vs Mtarfa – 8.30pm, Victor Tedesco Stadium.

Mġarr United vs Swieqi United – 2pm, Mġarr Ground.
Hibernians vs Birkirkara – 3pm, Centenary Stadium.

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