Eight teams seek place in U*BET FA Trophy second round

The U*BET FA Trophy takes centre-stage this weekend with matches from the first round of the competition which will be played between Friday and Sunday.

Four matches are in programme on Friday – two at the Victor Tedesco Stadium and another two at the Hibernians Stadium.

In the first match at the Victor Tedesco Stadium, Dingli Swallows take on Mosta in a clash between two First Division sides. Mosta claimed four points in two matches so far in the BOV First Division in a draw with Balzan and a 4-0 win over Lija. Dingli, on the other hand, beat Msida 2-0 but then lost 0-3 to St. George’s and 0-2 to St. Andrews.

In the second match, Hamrun Spartans face First Division side Melita. The Spartans are currently third with ten points from seven matches in the BOV Premier League. Melita lost 0-2 to Mqabba in their first league outing but then defeated Msida St. Joseph 4-0 last week.

In the first match at the Hibernians Stadium, First Division side Lija Athletic take on Floriana. Lija won their first league game in the BOV First Division, defeating Pietà 2-0 but then suffered two defeats to Mosta and rivals Balzan Youths. The Greens are currently joint-third in the BOV Premier League with ten points from seven matches.

In the second match, Marsaxlokk take on Mqabba. The Southseasiders are currently second in the BOV Premier League with twelve points from seven matches. Mqabba, on the other hand, claimed maximum points from the first two matches, defeating Melita and Pietà.

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