Two U*BET FA Trophy first round matches on Saturday

Four clubs will be seeking a place in the second round of the U*BET FA Trophy as Hibernians take on Pietà Hotspurs and Balzan Youths face Tarxien Rainbows.

In the first match, Hibernians will be aiming to make up for recent disappointing outings in the BOV Premier League as they face Pietà Hotspurs. The Paolites are second from bottom in the Premier League with just six points from seven matches.

The Hotspurs registered an impressive 6-0 win over Msida St. Joseph in the Preliminary Round last Wednesday and now hope to upset Hibernians in order to reach the next stage. In the BOV First Division, Pietà have so far failed to collect any points from the first two matches.

In the second game, First Division side Balzan Youths take on Tarxien Rainbows.

Balzan are currently third in Division 1 with five points from three matches after beating rivals Lija Athletic 3-1 in the derby last weekend following two draws with Mosta and St. Andrews.

The Rainbows are currently joint-third in the BOV Premier League with ten points from seven matches. They are coming from two wins over Sliema and Floriana in their last two outings.

The winners of these two matches will join Floriana, Mosta, Marsaxlokk and Hamrun Spartans in the second round. The last two first round matches will be played on Sunday.