Kercem, St. Venera reach FA Trophy second round

fa-trophy-logo2014Kercem Ajax and St. Venera Lightnings were the first two teams to secure a place in the second round of the FA Trophy after defeating Kalkara and Xaghra United respectively. Taking part in the first round are Third Division and Gozitan teams. First and Second Division teams enter in the second round while Premier League clubs enter the competition in the third round.

At the Kercem Ajax Stadium, hosts Kercem Ajax found no difficulty in beating BOV Third Division side Kalkara 6-0.

Claudio Antunes put Kercem ahead on the 32nd minute and two minutes later, Michael Matthias Uzor doubled the score. Antunes increased the lead four minutes from the end of the first half and added another six minutes in the second half. Shaun Attard made it 5-0 on the 67th and seven minutes from time, Uzor sealed the issue with a sixth goal.

In the second round, Kercem take on First Division side Vittoriosa Stars.

Meanwhile at the Luxol Stadium, St. Venera Lightnings beat Gozitan Second Division side Xaghra United 5-3. The Lightnings were leading 4-0 at half time.

St. Venera face First Division side Birzebbuga St. Peter’s in the next round.

The remaining first round matches will be played on Saturday and Sunday.

Sat-12-Sep 17:00 Charles Abela Stadium Luqa St. Andrew’s vs Xewkija Tigers
Sat-12-Sep 19:15 Charles Abela Stadium Ghaxaq vs Marsaxlokk
Sat-12-Sep 17:00 Gozo Stadium Gharb Rangers vs Ta’ Xbiex
Sat-12-Sep 19:00 Gozo Stadium Qala Saints vs Victoria Hotspurs
Sat-12-Sep 17:00 Luxol Stadium Attard vs SK Victoria Wanderers
Sat-12-Sep 19:15 Luxol Stadium Mtarfa vs Santa Lucia
Sun-13-Sep 17:00 Gozo Stadium Nadur Youngsters vs Mdina Knights
Sun-13-Sep 19:00 Gozo Stadium St. Laurence Spurs vs Oratory Youths
Sun-13-Sep 17:00 Sirens Stadium Xghajra Tornados vs Ghajnsielem
Sun-13-Sep 19:15 Sirens Stadium Dingli Swallows vs Munxar Falcons