Swieqi women cut gap as Birkirkara drop points against Mġarr

Birkirkara saw their seven-point lead cut to five after being held by Mġarr United in Friday’s kick-off at the Victor Tedesco Stadium.

The Stripes now face second-place Swieqi United in the upcoming Matchday in a clash that can blow the title race wide open once again.

For this game, Birkirkara started without coach Jose Borg who was serving his duties as the men’s team coach during the highly-anticipated clash against Valletta which started 90 minutes prior to women’s team game before making his way to the Victor Tedesco Stadium.

Mġarr, led by coach Ryan Vella, were at the back of an upset win over Swieqi as they are looking to finish their Top Four commitments in the best possible way.

They translated their positive form in this game as well when Brazilian forward Fernanda Peinado opened the score just before half-time.

Birkirkara levelled terms through young defender Valentina Rapa, her second of the season.

Swieqi United produced the perfect reaction to Birkirkara’s draw as they hit three past Hibernians and move five points behind the Stripes before this Thursday’s direct clash.

The Owls, led by captain Dorianne Theuma from the touchline for the second game in a row, opened the score through Shona Zammit.

Ghana player Salamatu Abdulai doubled the lead before fellow Ghana colleague Karima Abdulai extended Swieqi’s lead to three goals.

Martina Borg, captain of Hibernians, pulled one back for the Paolites deep in stoppage time.In the Bottom Four section, Valletta continue to march on with another victory – this time beating Lija Athletic 5-1.

Anna Aloisio scored twice while Sarah Vella Barberi, Ylenia Grech and Megan La Rosa grabbed the goals for the Citizens.

Meanwhile, Vanessa Carneiro scored Lija’s consolation goal.

On the other hand, Shania Gheiti’s sole goal was enough to put daylight between San Ġwann and Mtarfa.

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