19.10.18 Women: Victorious start for Swieqi United
It was certainly a gripping and exciting first match of the season for Swieqi United's women's squad, as they reaped the benefits of their efforts throughout the entire match in the final minutes of the game to beat Mosta 2-0 and subsequently start the season on a high.
The Orange had a number of attempts at goal throughout the match. During the first half, Swieqi had at least three clear cut chances to open the scoring, through Simone Buttigieg, Celeste Grech and Krista Montfort, but none of them rippled the back of net, meaning that the teams went into the half time break level pegging.
More frustration ensued throughout the second half, with Montfort very unlucky not to open the scoring on a couple of occasions. With the game looking to head towards a draw, Yolande Attard finally broke the deadlock four minutes from time, after a through ball by Janice Spiteri put her one on one against the opposition goalkeeper. Attard then doubled the team's lead just a minute later, following an intelligent pass by Kate Galea, to seal the three points for the Owls.
Lineup: Mandy Caruana; Kate Galea; Celeste Grech; Yolande Attard; Simone Buttigieg (Daniela Farrugia 83’); Giula Muscat (Amy Galea Gingell 68’); Kirsty Paris (Annabelle Rapa 45’); Emma Zammit; Krista Montfort (Janice Spiteri 75’); Aleksandra Georgieva (Eliza Csik 75’); Elise Abela; Rachel Mifsud; Venice Castro Giovanni.
Match Report: Arianne Attard
Photo Credits: Mark Chetcuti