Holders Floriana were paired with Hibernians in the quarter-finals of the U*BET FA Trophy. On the other hand, last year’s finalists, Valletta, were drawn with Mosta. The draws were held at the Centenary Hall, Ta’ Qali on Thursday.
Hamrun Spartans will be facing First Division side St. George’s while First Division leaders Pietà Hotspurs take on Qormi.
The four quarter-finals will be played on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 February.
Floriana defeated Luqa St. Andrew’s 6-1 in third round and Balzan Youths 1-0 in the fourth round. Hibernians, on the other hand, beat Third Division side Pembroke Athleta 5-3 and Rabat Ajax from the First Division 5-0.
In the previous rounds, Valletta defeated First Division side St. Patrick 2-0 and Sliema Wanderers 5-2. Mosta, on the other hand, beat Second Division side Msida St. Joseph 1-0 and Gozitan leaders Xewkija Tigers 3-1.
Hamrun Spartans beat First Division side Dingli Swallows 3-1 and Birkirkara 3-2. St. George’s beat Third Division side Mtarfa 5-0, Second Division side Gharghur 2-0 and First Division side Lija Athletic on penalties.
Pietà Hotspurs defeated Third Division side Santa Lucia 5-1 and two Premier League sides – Tarxien Rainbows 3-0 and Marsaxlokk 5-1. Qormi, on the other hand, beat two Second Division sides Gzira United 1-0 and Mellieha 5-0.
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