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Wins for Birkirkara, Mġarr to end year as women’s league joint-leaders

Birkirkara and Mġarr United wrapped up their 2021 commitments with two victories that keep them at the top of the women’s league as the championship will now pause for the next couple of weeks before returning in the first week of January.

The Stripes defeated San Ġwann 4-0 whereas Mġarr United beat Kirkop United 3-0. Both teams lead the standings with 19 points after seven games, with Birkirkara boasting the best attacking record with 33 goals.

On the other hand, Mġarr are still the only club that has kept a clean sheet in every single game in the league so far.

In the game against San Ġwann, Birkirkara had to wait until the 29th minute to forge ahead through Alishia Sultana. The Malta women’s international scored her second of the game on the 65th minute as she is now the club’s top scorer with six goals. Veronique Mifsud and Valentina Rapa scored the other goals for the Stripes – both scoring their third goal of the season.

Mġarr, on their part, opened a two-goal lead in the first half thanks to a rare double by defender Leanne Cefai on the 11th and the 33rd minute. After the change of ends, forward Francesca Chircop added the third for the Greens to cement herself at the top of the league scoring charts with eight goals.

In the other game of the week, Raiders Lija have put 11 past Mtarfa to lift themselves into third place with 13 points, six behind the two league leaders.

Sabrin Blihi, Laura Muscat and Monique Sultana scored three goals for Raiders in the opening 45 minutes. After the change of ends, Raiders scored eight goals through Maya Lucia, Sarah Vella Barbieri, Miriana Conti, Anna Aloisio, Sarah Caruana and a Leah Alice Ayres hat-trick, as she is now the second league top scorer with seven goals together with Birkirkara’s Sultana.

During this game, Mtarfa coach Simon Spiteri handed a debut to U-16’s player Estelle Borg.

STANDINGS (after MD8):

BIRKIRKARA – 19 POINTS
MĠARR UNITED – 19
RAIDERS LIJA – 13
SWIEQI UNITED – 10
KIRKOP UNITED – 6
SAN ĠWANN – 1

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