Birkirkara completed a third straight league-cup double after defeating Mġarr United 2-0 in the final of the MFA Women's Knock-Out at the Mosta Ground, on Tuesday.

First-half goals from defensive duo Stephania Farrugia and Ann-Marie Said were enough for the Stripes to make it 15 triumphs in this competition. 

Both teams started on the front foot, making up for an intense encounter.

In the early stages of the game, Mġarr's forward Haley Bugeja saw a close-range effort blocked by Birkirkara's goalkeeper Janice Xuereb.

As time went by, Birkirkara started to pile more pressure and they made it count on minute 18 through a Stephania Farrugia header, who has now scored a century of goals in 300 appearances for the Stripes. 

Mġarr's reply came swiftly after through Roxanne Micallef whose shot was parried by Birkirkara's custodian.

The Stripes almost doubled the score on the half-hour mark when they had an effort cleared away on the goal-line by Mġarr.

Nonetheless, they were not to be denied five minutes after when Ann-Marie Said headed home the second goal from a Farrugia free-kick.

Mġarr opened the second 45 minutes looking for a goal with Micallef having an effort on goal just to be denied by Xuereb.

Immediately after, the Birkirkara's custodian came to the rescue again when she first blocked a close-range effort from Bugeja before denying Micallef on the goal line.

At the other end, the Stripes were looking to extend their lead with Ylenia Carabott having a shot on goal. 

Although they did not extend their lead, the Stripes managed to hold off Mgarr's challenge to end their season on top note.


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