Mosta and Tarxien Rainbows joined Pietà Hotspurs and Hibernians in the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy after both registered wins in two matches from the fourth round on Saturday.
At the Hibernians Stadium, Mosta defeated Sliema Wanderers 2-1 in a clash between two BOV Premier League clubs.
Mosta took the lead on the 21st minute. Goran Adamovic risked committing an own goal with a header with the ball ending into a corner and from the resulting corner by Juri Cisotti, Kyle Frendo headed home past goalkeeper Jake Galea.
Sliema equalised four minutes from the end of the first half thanks to Younes Marzouk whose powerful shot from outside the area beat new Mosta goalkeeper Yves Stephane Moto.
However Mosta regained the lead five minutes in the second half when off a Rafael Morisco freekick, Davy Angan N’Guessan beat the Sliema Wanderers goalkeeper.
MOSTA Yves Stephane Moto, Gianluca Cuomo, Kyle Frendo (90+3′ Steve Bonnici), Massimo Sammartino (77′ James Brincat), Dexter Xuereb, Rafael Morisco da Silva, Davy Angan N’Guessan, Tyrone Farrugia, Akeem Garnet Roach, Zachary Brincat (71′ Duane Bonnici), Juri Cisotti.
Subs not used: Andreas Vella, Luca Gatt, Matthew Attard, Kurt Zammit.
Coach: Mark Miller
Asst. Coach: Stephen Vaughan
SLIEMA Jake Galea, Matias Muchardi (61′ Peter Xuereb), Kurt Shaw, Mark Scerri, Jefferson de Assis, Nii Nortey Ashong, Frank Temile, Michele Sansone, Goran Adamovic, Stefano Bianciardi (76′ John Mintoff), Younes Marzouk.
Subs not used: Timothy Aquilina, Alex Muscat, Jonathan Pearson, Ryan Fenech, Stefan Cassar.
Coach: John Buttigieg
Asst. Coach: Ivan Woods
Referee: Alan Mario Sant
Assistant Referees: Jurgen Spiteri, Theodore Zammit
Fourth Official: Etienne Mangion
Yellow Cards: Cuomo, Xuereb, Ashong, Cisotti, Scerri, Jefferson
Attendance at the Hibernians Stadium:
At the Centenary Stadium, Tarxien Rainbows round no difficulty in beating First Division side Zebbug Rangers 5-0.
Siraj Arab Eddin opened the score on the 19th minute. Michele Paolucci scored twice on the 25th and 59th to increase the lead to 3-0 and Jens Wemmer scored a fourth goal on the 61st. Paolucci completed his hat-trick on the 65th minute.
Nine minutes from time, Tarxien were reduced to ten men after having Matthew Spiteri sent off.
TARXIEN Andrea Cassar (67′ Maverick Buhagiar), Jens Wemmer, Juan Gill Cruz (67′ Marco Botta), Daniel Zerafa, Matthew Spiteri, Michele Paolucci, Gabriel Aquilina (60′ Alex Nilsson), Luke Grech, Siraj Arab Eddin, Anderson de Barros, Ricardo Silva Faria
Subs not used: Matthew Brincat, Darren Falzon, Daniel Vassallo, Miguel Ciantar.
Coach: Jose Borg
Asst. Coach: Saviour Debono Grech
ZEBBUG Jurgen Borg, Steve Schembri, Randall Vella (70′ Dillon Pace), Hubert Vella, Andrea Curmi (72′ David Caruana), Brandon Muscat, Jose Lucas Caetano da Silva, Ryan Micallef (66′ Tiago Rodrigues dos Santos Brito), Joseph Farrugia, Igor Enrique de Rocha Souza, Gregori de Souza Braga.
Subs not used: Dylan Galea, Dillon Pace, Samuel Buhagiar, Clive Brincat, Kyle Tanti.
Coach: Edgar Degabriele
Asst. Coach: Quelin Spiteri
Referee: Ishmael Barbara
Assistant Referees: Duncan Spencer, James Muscat
Fourth Official: Alex Johnson
Yellow Cards: Gill, Spiteri, Curmi, H. Vella, Farrugia
Red Cards: 81′ Matthew Spiteri
Attendance at the Centenary Stadium: