12/10/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/10/2019 10:47
Birkirkara and Mġarr United will be in action on Matchday Eight of the BOV Women's League on Tuesday, three days before they face other in the BOV Women's Super Cup, being played on Friday at the National Stadium for the first time since 2008.
Defending champions Birkirkara take on strugglers Hibernians as they kick off their second-round commitments eyeing their fourth straight victory to consolidate first place in the standings.
Hibernians vs Birkirkara (Tuesday - 20.15, Mosta Ground)
Last week, the Stripes broke little sweat in defeating Raiders 8-1. A Loza Abera brace and a hat-trick from Kailey Willis propelled Melania Bajada's team to another convincing win.
Abera is now two goals behind the leading scorer Haley Bugeja, of Mġarr United, with 12 goals while Willis has moved to third with six goals.
On the other hand, Hibernians are finding life difficult as they are in a period of transition after changing their squad in the summer. They sit bottom with just one point gained - vs Mosta 1-1.
Kirkop United vs Mġarr United (Tuesday - 20.15, Dingli Ground)
Mġarr United lock horns with Kirkop United who are coming from two consecutive wins against Raiders and Hibernians.
The Greens' perfect start was halted by Swieqi United a fortnight ago before serving a bye last week. They are now three points adrift of Birkirkara.
Apart from Bugeja, who has netted a remarkable 12 goals so far, Mġarr have also been boosted by the goals of Francesca Chircop with five and Brenda Borg who has found the net on four occasions.
Led by Kenneth Constantino, Kirkop have overtaken Raiders in the table as they are now fourth on six points. They also have a game in hand, against Mosta which will be played in January.
Raiders Għargħur vs Swieqi United (Tuesday - 20.15, Mġarr Ground)
Swieqi face Raiders as they look to stay in touch with Birkirkara and Mġarr.
Last week, their match against Mosta was abandoned due to poor visibility caused by dense fog at the Dingli Ground. This they have a game in hand.
Meanwhile, Raiders have slipped to fifth due to their recent dip in form. A positive result against Swieqi, as in the first round (2-2), would definitely provide a boost as they strive to put their campaign back on track.
MD8 bye: Mosta.
1. Birkirkara (6 games played) 16 points
2. Mġarr United (6) 13
3. Swieqi United (5) 10
4. Kirkop United (5) 6
5. Raiders Għargħur (6) 5
6. Mosta (4) 2
7. Hibernians (6) 1