AME Cup: Mosta, Balzan register wins

Mosta defeated Hamrun Spartans 3-1 in the first game from Group B of the AME Cup which is being held at the Luxol Stadium.

In another match, Balzan beat Tarxien Rainbows on penalties following a 1-1 draw at the end of the ninety minutes.

In the first game between Mosta and Hamrun Spartans, Elvis Onyema Ogude put Mosta ahead on 29 minutes and Daniel Bogdanovic converted a penalty for the Blues two minutes from the end of the first half. Massimo Grima converted another penalty on the 46th minute but Ogude hit a third goal for Mosta on 78 minutes to seal the issue.

In the second game, between Balzan FC and Tarxien Rainbows, Brandon Manzonelli put the latter ahead on 32 minutes but three minutes in the second half, Elton Alexander da Silva equalised for Balzan.

In the penalty shoot-out, Stefan Giglio, Mario Carlos, Renato Garcia Conceicao and Elton Alexander da Silva scored for Balzan, Justin Grioli and Luis Romulo de Castro missed the penalties for the Rainbows with Orosco Anonam and Carlo Mamo scoring theirs.

On Friday, Balzan take on Mosta at 18:30 while Tarxien Rainbows face Hamrun Spartans at 20:30.

Meanwhile in Group A on Thursday, Qormi take on Birkirkara while Rabat Ajax face Sliema Wanderers. Kick-off times are 18:30 and 20:30.