Malta Summer Cup: Balzan, Pietà through to semi-finals

luxol-stadiumBalzan and Pietà Hotspurs reached the semi-finals of The Convenience Shop Malta Summer Cup as Group A came to an end on Saturday. Pietà beat Naxxar Lions 2-0 while Balzan defeated Qormi 2-1. Balzan won Group A with nine points, followed by Pietà on six, Naxxar three and Qormi zero points.

In the first game, following a goalless first half, Pietà Hotspurs took the lead thanks to a goal by Rafael Xavier on 59 minutes and seven minutes later, Claudio Daniel Frances doubled the score. Terence Vella was sent off for Naxxar.

In the other match, Qormi managed to go ahead through a goal by Albert Bruce after just four minutes. Justin Grioli levelled matters on 25 minutes and Jean Pierre Mifsud Triganza notched the winner on the 76th.

Group B comes to an end on Sunday as Zebbug Rangers face Floriana at 18:30 and Mosta meet Vittoriosa Stars at 20:30.

The semi-finals are scheduled for Thursday 31 wyile the final will be played on Sunday 3rd August.