Gzira United, Balzan and Second Division sides Fgura United and Melita secured a place in the fourth round of the FA Trophy after emerging as winners in the four third round matches in programme on Saturday after the two matches scheduled at the Hibernians Stadium were postponed.
At the Centenary Stadium, Gzira United defeated Second Division side Rabat Ajax 4-0. Juan Corbalan put the Maroon ahead on the 37th minute but they had to wait until the 66th to double the score thanks to another Corbalan goal. Andrew Cohen made it 3-0 on the 79th minute and four minutes later, Zachary Scerri added another.
Melita await Gzira in the fourth round.
GZIRA Anthony Curmi, Nikolai Muscat, Zachary Scerri, Rodolfo Soares dos Santos (58′ Destin Prince Loic Mambouana), Andrew Cohen, Juan Carlos Corbalan, Clifford Gatt Baldacchino, Roderick Briffa (75′ Christian Sammut), Jorge Pereira da Silva, Thomas Veronese, Haruna Garba (67′ Luca Brincat).
RABAT Andrew Zammit, Immy Micallef (86′ Shawn Micallef), Joseph Caruana, Nicolai Attard (75′ Ethan Goodman), Brandon Micallef, Larens Vella (69′ Isaac Abela), Dylan Falzon, Kurt Muscat, Jean Scholey, Miguel Xerri, Zachary Tanti.
Referee: Malcolm Spiteri
Assistant Referees: Alan Camilleri, Paul Apap
Fourth Official: Fyodor Zammit
In the second match at the Centenary Stadium, Balzan defeated First Division side Qrendi 5-1 and will now face Gudja United or Xewkija Tigers in the fourth round.
Carlos Eduardo de Fiori Mendes opened the score on the 10th minute and seven minutes later, Andrija Majdevac doubled the score. Ciro Quaranta reduced the gap on the 24th minute but on the half-hour, Ricardo Calixto Correa made it 3-1. Two minutes from half-time, Majdevac scored the fourth goal for Balzan. Andrija Majdevac added another on the 73rd minute
BALZAN Sean Mintoff, Dale Camilleri, Lydon Micallef (58′ Yudai Miyamoto), Steven Bezzina (46′ Gary Camilleri), Harry Ascroft, Michael Johnson, Ivan Bozovic, Carlos Eduardo de Fiori Mendes, Ricardo Calixto Correa Duarte, Andrija Majdevac, Milos Lepovic (63′ Sean Cipriott).
QRENDI Jeffrey Farrugia, Daryl Micallef, Mark Farrugia (42′ Zackary Bowman), Bjorn Bondin, Marlon Reid (76′ Ryan Dalli), Christian Caruana (65′ Kenneth Abela), Neil Falzon, Josuel Spiteri, Joao Pedro da Silva Vargas, Ciro Quaranta, Jonatan Silveira da Silva.
Referee: Matthew Degabriele
Assistant Referees: Luke Portelli, Duncan Spencer
Fourth Official: Ezekiel Barbara
Second Division side Fgura United surprised First Division side San Gwann as they defeated them 1-0 at the Victor Tedesco Stadium. Fgura, who had eliminated Ghaxaq in the previous round, will be meeting Hibernians in the fourth round.
Thomas Francis Grech scored the all-important goal on the 77th minute.
SAN GWANN Mario Mestrovic, Josuael Azzopardi, Ryan Zammit, Andre Cachia (79′ Nezar Abouhaisa), Allan Borg, Gianluca Zammit, Christian Gauci, Kyle Gatt, Jan Tanti, Petar Kanzurov (53′ Godwin Blessing Henshaw), Nestor Eduardo Melo Ferreira.
FGURA Brandon Bartolo, Carl Ciantar, Jonathan Bugeja, Justin Zammit (87′ Joey Reno Vella), Thomas Francis Grech, David Azzopardi (72′ Nicholas Fava), Jeremy Cassar, Andrew Scicluna, Shawn Borg, Giovanni Galea, Abeeb Abiodun Williams (52′ Phil Taylor).
Referee: Alex Johnson
Assistant Referees: Mitchell Scerri, Vasil Vasilev
Fourth Official: Massimo Axisa
In the second match at the Victor Tedesco Stadium, Melita defeated Siggiewi 3-1 in a clash between two Second Division sides.
Luke Mifsud four minutes from the end of the first half. Karl Mohnani doubled the score on the 66th. Kim Buhagiar pulled one back for Siggiewi ten minutes later. However seven minutes from time, Luke Mifsud restored the two-goal lead for Melita.
SIGGIEWI Clive Caruana, Ian Darmanin, Alessandro Ebejer, Kim Buhagiar, Marko Nikolic, Jason Camilleri (70′ Ian Pace), Edward Bugeja, Adrian Caruana, Jacob Vincent Magri (70′ Nathan Caruana), Jean Paul Formosa (86′ Nicholas Schembri), Jean Noel Azzopardi.
MELITA Jozef Marie Spiteri, Daniel Cutajar, Thomas Naudi, Jean Pierre Attard, Karl Mohnani, Alan Borg Olivier, Andrew Borg Hedley, Luke Mifsud, Julian Abela, Emilio Cornago San Pedro, Liam Grech.
Referee: Daniel Portelli
Assistant Referees: Jareth Grima, Charles Vassallo
Fourth Official: Kurt Saliba