A late Ann-Marie Said goal rescued Birkirkara a point in their 1-1 draw with Swieqi United, on Tuesday.
The dramatic leveler helped Birkirkara preserve their unbeaten streak that has now reached 50 games. Moreover, they retained their eight-point lead over Swieqi with five games left as the Stripes inch closer towards their fifth straight title.
Swieqi forged ahead through Shona Zammit midway into the second half, as the Malta midfielder found her fifth goal of the season.
With the Oranges closing in on an important victory, Birkirkara had other plans when defender Said headed home a last-gasp equaliser to earn a well-deserved draw for the Stripes. This was Said’s second goal of the season.
Meanwhile, Birkirkara goalkeeper Janice Xuereb made her 200th appearance in domestic competitions in this game.
Third-place Mġarr United moved to just one point away from Swieqi after beating Mosta 3-1.
Two early goals from Claudette Xuereb and Brenda Borg propelled the Greens towards victory. Late in the game, Abigail Camilleri scored Mġarr’s third before Mosta scored their consolation goal through Shania Borg.
Elsewhere, Rodianne Zerafa scored twice as Kirkop United hit Mtarfa for five. Zerafa has now joined Francesca Chircop at the top of the top scorer list with 18 goals. The other scorers for the Reds were Mirea Ellul, Roxanne Micallef and Rosalie Borg.
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