Tarxien, Mosta through to FA Trophy fourth round

Tarxien Rainbows and Mosta were the last two teams to progress to the fourth round of the FA Trophy after defeating Vittoriosa Stars and Senglea Athletic respectively at the Centenary Stadium on Monday.

In the first match, Tarxien Rainbows found no difficulty in beating First Division side Vittoriosa Stars 3-0.

Ricardo Silva Faria opened the score on the 17th minute and just before the end of the first half, Andre Scicluna doubled the score. Seven minutes in the second half, Michele Paolucci converted a penalty to seal the issue.

In the fourth round, the Rainbows take on Zebbug Rangers.

VITTORIOSA Christian Cassar, Clive Spiteri, Ryan Previ, Gianluca Sultana (62’ Arsene Rye Cilia Mumford), Joseph Ogunnupe (78′ Jean Claud Cesare), Jesmar Briffa, Panagiotis Papadakis, Noah Olawole Ojuola, Marcelo de Souza Dias, Tristan Abela Wilson (69’ Jamie Pace).

TARXIEN Andrea Cassar, Marco Botta, Jens Wemmer (75’ Jacson de Paixao), Daniel Zerafa, Michele Paolucci, Gabriel Aquilina (67’ Alex Nilsson), Andrew Agius (82′ Matthew Spiteri), Luke Grech, Andre Scicluna, Anderson de Barros, Ricardo Silva Faria.

Referee: Emanuel Grech
Assistant Referees: Duncan Sultana, James Muscat
Fourth Official: Philip Farrugia

On the other hand, Mosta came back from two goals down to beat Senglea Athletic 3-2 after extra-time in a clash between two Premier League sides.

Augusto Rene Caseres put Senglea ahead on the 7th minute and six minutes later, Braian Alexis Volpini doubled the score. Romeu Romao converted a penalty to reduce the gap for Mosta on the 22nd minute. Six minutes from the end of the first half, Rafael Morisco da Silva levelled matters.

The game went into extra-time and nine minutes in the second half of extra-time, Juri Cisotti made it 3-2.

Mosta take on Sliema Wanderers in the fourth round of the competition.

SENGLEA Philip Schranz, Brandon Muscat, Ferdinando Salvati, Manuel Guillari, Braian Volpini, Imanol Gonzalez, Zachary Cassar (58′ Dylan Micallef), Matias Nicolas Garcia, Augusto Rene Caseres, Larson Mallia (118′ Matthew Bartolo).

MOSTA Andreas Vella, Kei Hirose (91′ Kyle Frendo), James Brincat (106′ Steve Bonnici), Massimo Sammartino (109′ Calvin Camilleri), Dexter Xuereb, Rafael Morisco da Silva, Davy Claude Annan N’Guessan, Tyrone Farrugia, Akeem Garnet Roach, Juri Cisotti, Romeu Pericles Romao.

Referee: Mario Apap
Assistant Referees: Roberto Vella, Shaun Calleja
Fourth Official: Trustin Farrugia Cann

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