Malta Football Association
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Birkirkara girls make it a league and cup double
May 18, 2017
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BOV Women's 1st Div
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Birkirkara completed a clean sweep of honours as they lifted the MFA Women’s Knock-Out cup after beating Kirkop United 2-0 in the final on Wednesday night.


Midfielder Kim Parnis and skipper Stephania Farrugia scored quickfire goals to wrap up a brilliant season for the Stripes.

 

Shawn Meilak’s side went out with all guns blazing from the early minutes, wing-back Alishia Sultana hitting the post after eight minutes.

 

On 11 minues, Gabriella Zahra’s effort was wide. She threatened again moments later but her long-range effort sailed over the crossbar.

 

Kirkop created their first attempt past the half-hour mark. Youth player Kathryn Ellul had a shot saved by Janice Xuereb, the Birkirkara goalkeeper.

 

Birkirkara then struck. On 38 minutes, Parnis was first to a corner and hit a first-time shot into the net. A minute later, Farrugia headed home from another set-piece.

 

After the change of ends, Birkirkara kept pushing for another goal but Kirkop goalkeeper Sharon Constantino denied them on several occasions.

 

Kirkop could have pulled one back on 68 minutes as Estonian midfielder Liis Pello produced a shot from outside the box but the ball finished wide.

 

Birkirkara held on to win the trophy and seal their return to the helm of women’s football in our country.

 

BIRKIRKARA
Janice Xuereb (GK), Gabriella Zahra, Ann-Marie Said, Kim Parnis, Stephania Farrugia © Mariah Sciberras (Cassandra Camilleri 50’), Tracy Teuma (Leanne Micallef 73’), Alishia Sultana, Raina Giusti, Yasmeen Vella, Kelly Agius Pace (Sarah Urpani 59’).
Coach: Shawn Meilak

 

KIRKOP UNITED
Sharon Costantino ©, Liis Pello, Charlene Cassia, Emily Pace, Thresa Scicluna (Jasmine Grech 56’), Alessia Caschetto, Demi Magrin (Eliana Gailanze 77’), Tara Jade Attard (Kim Simler 69’), Kathryn Ellul (Marie Claire Cilia 58’), Marie Claire Aquilina, Oriana Bedingfield.
Coach: Kevin Ellul

 

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