U*BET FA Trophy second round to be played this weekend

FA TrophyForty-two teams will be aiming for a place in the third round of the U*BET FA Trophy as the knock-out competition takes centre stage this weekend with five matches on Friday, seven matches on Saturday and eight on Sunday.

The first two rounds were reserved for clubs from the BOV Third Division and from the Gozo Football Association. Seven Gozitan clubs reached this stage, namely Victoria Hotspurs, Kercem Ajax, Xaghra United, Oratory Youths, SK Victoria Wanderers and Xewkija Tigers – the only GFA First Division team to be eliminated being Munxar Falcons. On the other hand, Sirens, Mgarr United, Swieqi United, Luqa St. Andrew’s and Ta’ Xbiex are the only survivors from the BOV Third Division, apart from Marsaxlokk, who at the time of the draw were considered as a club from the BOV First Division.

Friday 25 October
18:00 Birzebbuga SP vs Msida SJ (Centenary Stadium)
20:00 Zejtun C. vs Gudja U. (Centenary Stadium)
19:30 Gharghur vs Mellieha (Luxol Stadium)
18:00 St. George’s vs Zabbar SP (V. Tedesco Stadium)
20:15 Zebbug R. vs Dingli S. (V. Tedesco Stadium)

Saturday 26 October
16:00 Ta’ Xbiex vs Pembroke A. (Charles Abela Stadium)
18:15 Senglea A. vs Kirkop U. (Charles Abela Stadium)
16:00 Oratory Y. vs Victoria H. (Gozo Stadium)
16:00 Lija A. vs Xewkija T. (Luxol Stadium)
18:15 Swieqi U. vs Siggiewi (Luxol Stadium)
16:00 Sirens vs Marsa (Sirens Stadium)
18:15 Mgarr U. vs St. Andrews (Sirens Stadium)

Sunday 27 October
16:00 Hamrun S. vs Pietà H. (Centenary Stadium)
18:00 Zurrieq vs Gzira U. (Centenary Stadium)
14:00 Kercem A. vs Luqa SA (Gozo Stadium)
16:00 Xaghra U. vs Mqabba (Gozo Stadium)
16:00 Fgura U. vs Mdina K. (Luxol Stadium)
18:15 Marsaxlokk vs San Gwann (Luxol Stadium)
16:00 Melita vs Nadur Y. (Sirens Stadium)
18:15 Marsaskala vs SK Victoria W. (Sirens Stadium)

BOV Premier League clubs enter the Third Round which will be played between the 22nd and 27th November.