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Swieqi United, Mġarr United look to keep title hopes alive
Feb 4, 2020
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BOV Women's League
Photo: Maria Farrugia/Swieqi United
Photo: Maria Farrugia/Swieqi United

Matchday 12 of the BOV Women’s League will be a crucial one for Swieqi United and Mġarr United as they take on each other in this week’s top clash. Swieqi and Mġarr United currently share second spot on 22 points, six behind leaders Birkirkara who cemented top spot last week with a 5-0 win over Swieqi.


Swieqi United vs Mġarr United (Tuesday – 20.15, Dingli Ground)

 

With Birkirkara not in action for this week, the match between Swieqi and Mġarr takes centre-stage as the two teams have no margin for error if they are to keep their hopes of challenging for the title alive.

 

After 10 games played, the Oranges and Greens sit second on 22 points, six points distant from leaders Birkirkara.

 

Led by Keith Gouder, Swieqi will be going all out to bounce back from their 5-0 defeat against the Stripes. In the first round, Swieqi had beaten Mġarr 2-0 courtesy of Demi Magrin’s brace.

 

Mġarr are on a high after defeating Raiders Għargħur 5-2 last week with Haley Bugeja scoring a hat-trick. The Malta international now has 20 goals from 10 games for the Greens.

 

Raiders Għargħur vs Hibernians (Tuesday – 20.15, Mġarr Ground)

The other game on Tuesday is between Raiders Għargħur and Hibernians, both languishing in the bottom part of the standings.

 

Raiders have collected eight points so far and are third from bottom while the Paolites are last with just one point to show.
Last week, Raiders fell to a 5-2 defeat to title challengers Mġarr while Hibs were no match to Mosta as they lost 7-1.

 

Mosta vs Kirkop United (Wednesday – 20.15, Mosta Ground)

 

On Wednesday, Mosta and Kirkop wrap up Week 12 as they cross swords at the Mosta Ground.

 

Mosta will be looking to build on their 7-1 rout of Hibernians which was their first win of the season.
Kirkop, on their part, served a bye last week.

 

Both teams recently met last month as they completed their first-round tie which had been abandoned. Liis Pello grabbed a stoppage-time winner for the Reds who are fourth with nine points.

 

MD12 bye: Birkirkara

 

STANDINGS
Birkirkara (10 games) 28; Swieqi United (10) 22, Mġarr United (10) 22; Kirkop United (9) 9; Raiders Għargħur (9) 8; Mosta (9) 5; Hibernians (9) 1.

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