Tarxien Rainbows and Zebbug Rangers were surprisingly knocked-out of the FA Trophy as they lost to Gudja United and Victoria Hotspurs respectively while Mosta found no difficulty in disposing of Second Division promotion hopefuls Senglea Athletic.
Adrian Carabott was the hero for First Division side Gudja United as they registered a shock 3-0 win over Tarxien Rainbows at the Victor Tedesco Stadium. Gudja will be meeting Second Division side Sirens in the fourth round.
Carabott put Gudja ahead five minutes from the end of the first half and doubled the score in added time just before the break. He scored the third goal on 62 minutes.
GUDJA Matthew Xerxen (90’ Mark Farrugia), Giancarlo Sammut, Donato Antonucci, Clayton Giordmaina, Edile Micheletti Awoh, Mauro Brincat, Adrian Carabott, George Chircop (79’ Christopher Grech), Matthew Groves (50’ Peter Paul Sammut), Udochukwo Nwoko, Angelo Catania.
TARXIEN Jonathan Debono, Kane Paul Farrugia, Manuel Caruana, Alvaro Andre Rodrigues Silva, Cleber Barbosa Vana (87’ Silas Caruana), Triston Caruana, Ryan Sammut, Carlos Hevia Menendez (87’ Manuel Xerri), Alexander Cini, Matthew Tabone (46’ Luke Zahra), Alessandro Lopes Pereira.
Referee: Marco Borg
At the Sirens Stadium, Gozitan side Victoria Hotspurs defeated Zebbug Rangers 3-0. The Hotspurs will now face Pietà Hotspurs in the next stage.
Jonathan Bajada out the Hotspurs ahead on the 9th minute and Ferdinando Apap doubled the score on 27 minutes. One minute from time, Nikola Vasilic converted a penalty to seal the issue with a third goal.
VICTORIA H. Matthew Vella, Daniel Farrugia, Mark Buhagiar, Jonathan Bajada, Ferdinando Apap, Moussa Bamba, Jose Filipe Caldeira Aguiar, Rodney Buttigieg, Nikola Vasilic, Oliver Curmi (64′ Jason Pace), Dylan Mercieca.
ZEBBUG Jeffrey Farrugia, Jacob Borg, Yessous Camilleri, Ratko Mandic, Matthew Gauci, Melvin Farrugia, Clifford Gauci, Lee James Agius (46′ Carlo Monti), Miguel Ciantar, Carlo Polli (46′ Matthew Bartolo), John Nwoba (46′ Bojan Mamic).
Referee: Mario Apap
Two early goals paved the way for a most comfortable 6-1 win for Mosta over Senglea Athletic at the Centenary Stadium.
The Blues had a perfect start, taking the lead on the 3rd minute through Mateus Ribeiro dos Santos and ten minutes later, Pedro dos Santos Calcado doubled the score. Mosta increased the lead four minutes from the end of the first half thanks to Adrian Borg.
Bojan Kaljevic made it 4-0 on the 59th and two minutes later, Pedro Calcado scored the fifth goal. On the 67th minute, Mateus Ribeiro dos Santos made it 6-0 before substitute Timothy Thomas pulled one back for Senglea six minutes from time.
MOSTA Kyle Gerada, Jonas Rodriguez Ekani (46′ Karl Pulo), Tyrone Farrugia, Adrian Borg (65′ Mark Brincat), Ishmael Grech, Kurt Zammit, Kurt Magro, Pedro dos Santos Calcado, Mateus Ribeiro dos Santos, Daniel Mariano Bueno (65′ Youssou Lo), Bojan Kaljevic
SENGLEA Matthew Grech, Erin Azzopardi (65′ Charlo Buttigieg), Adrian Pulis, Brady Zerafa, Carl Conti (87′ Gilmore Buttigieg), Dylan D’Agostino, Christopher Cuschieri, Christian Cassar, Carsten Dimech (57′ Timmy Thomas), Hubert Vella, Terrence Scerri.
Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann