Gozitan side SK Victoria Wanderers made history as they became the first Gozitan club to reach the semi-finals of the FA Trophy after defeating Premier League side Pembroke Athleta 2-0 at the Gozo Stadium on Sunday.
The Wanderers, who had earlier eliminated Sta. Venera Lightnings, Melita, Mgarr United and another Premier League side – St. Andrews, managed to take the lead courtesy of an own goal by Miguel Attard. Three minutes in the second half, Predrag Djordjevic sealed the issue with a second goal.
Deep into stoppage time, Pembroke had Filippo Andrea Scozzese sent off by referee Eman Grech.
SKVW Matthew Towns, Sam Frank Bajada, Dylan Mercieca, Srdjan Draskovic, Aleksandar Kolmljenovic, Predrag Djordjevic, Christopher Sciortino, Ian Xuereb, Igor Grkajac (91′ Joseph Refalo), Milanko Raskovic, Fernando Giarrizo (67′ Nicholas Vella).
Subs not used: Matthew Vella, Anthony Attard, Johann Attard, Mario Azzopardi, James Meilak.
Coach: Mark Buttigieg
PEMBROKE Matthew Calleja Cremona, Miguel Attard (68′ Neil Grech), Adrian Borg, Zoran Levnaic, Tonci Radovnikovic, Filippo Andrea Scozzese, Paltemio Barbetti, Go Nagaoka, Daren Falzon, Raphael Kooh Sohna, Stevan Racic.
Subs not used: Fredrick Tabone, Matthew Buhagiar, Sunday Eboh, Owen Bugeja, Tyrone Fenech, Neil Micallef
Coach: Artim Shaqiri
Referee: Eman Grech
Assistant Referees: Thomas Debono, Peter Abela
Fourth Official: Malcolm Spiteri