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Leaders Birkirkara to meet Mġarr United in crunch match
Jan 12, 2021
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The clash between Birkirkara and Mġarr United takes centre stage in the BOV Women’s League as the two rivals go head to head on Wednesday at the Dingli Ground (kick-off: 20.45).


In recent years, Birkirkara and Mġarr have been protagonists in direct duels which often resulted decisive in title races and cup finals, elevating the status of this match into a women’s football classic.

 

Wednesday’s game is set to be a crucial one for this year’s title race. Champions Birkirkara are leading the way with 24 points while Mġarr are trailing by just two points, even though the Stripes have a game a hand.

 

Birkirkara are on the back of a 3-0 victory over Raiders Għargħur which extended their unbeaten run in the domestic league to 45 games now, one of the longest streaks in European football. In fact, while Birkirkara are joint-level with Slovenia’s Pomurje on 45, only Apollon Ladies of Cyprus (52), Lithuania giants Gintra (58), NSA Sofia of Bulgaria (70) and Albania powerhouse Vllaznia (0 defeats recorded) have better runs.

 

Mġarr, on their part, eased past Mtarfa 8-0 with forward Francesca Chircop hitting five goals. The former Hibernians forward has been in a rich vein of form this season... she is leading the top scorers’ list with 17 goals.

 

Third-place Swieqi United will also be in action this week when they take on bottom side Mtarfa. The Oranges will be striving to chalk up three points in order to pile the pressure on Mġarr and Birkirkara as they aim to keep their slim title hopes alive.

 

Last week, a Dorianne Theuma hat-trick and a brace from Demi Magrin propelled Swieqi to a 10-0 win against Mosta.

 

Elsewhere, Kirkop United face Raiders Għargħur in what promises to be an intriguing encounter. The Reds have been one of the most in-form sides this season, with striker Rodianne Zerafa grabbing 10 of the 24 goals they scored. They currently sit fourth on 12 points, six ahead of Raiders.

 

Under the guidance of coach Denis Guerra, Raiders have been also putting up some valiant displays. Although their tally of points doesn’t do justice to their determination and positive approach, they have been a joy to watch in majority of their games.

 

PROGRAMME

 

TODAY

MĠARR GROUND – 20.30
Swieqi United vs Mtarfa

 

DINGLI GROUND – 20.45

Kirkop United vs Raiders Għargħur

 

TOMORROW – 20.45

 

DINGLI GROUND

Mġarr United vs Birkirkara
Bye: Mosta

 

STANDINGS:

Birkirkara (8 games) 24 points; Mġarr United (9) 22; Swieqi United (9) 19; Kirkop United (8) 12; Raiders Għargħur (8) 6; Mosta (9) 6; Mtarfa (9) 0.

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