Liliu notched a hat-trick as Birkirkara defeated Second Division side Hamrun Spartans 7-1 to secure a place in the fourth round of the FA Trophy.
Floriana defeated Sliema Wanderers 5-4 on penalties while Qormi beat Third Division side Qrendi 3-0.
At the Centenary Stadium, Birkirkara registered a most comfortable 7-1 win over Hamrun Spartans. The Stripes will be facing Second Division side Siggiewi in the fourth round.
Ellinton Antonio Costa Morais put the Stripes ahead on the 4th minute, doubled the score on the 11th and added a third on the 21st.
Two minutes in the second half, Ryan Camenzuli made it 4-0 and on the 54th, Haruna Shola Shodiya scored the fifth. Birkirkara increased the lead further on 61 minutes thanks to Ryan Camenzuli and Paul Fenech made it 7-0 on the 79th minute. Hamrun scored a consolation goal on the 90th thanks to Ryan Spiteri.
B’KARA Justin Haber, Matheus Bissi da Silva, Ellinton Antonio Costa Morais (57′ Kurt Zammit), Haruna Shola Shodiya, Leighton Grech, Nikola Vukanac (57′ Antoine Borg), Edmond Agius, Zach Muscat, Paul Fenech, Ryan Camenzuli, Ryan Scicluna (72′ Gareth Sciberras).
HAMRUN Jean Claude Debattista, Agatino Sicali (66′ Ayrton Micallef), Luke Grech, Melvin Busuttil, Aaron Attard, Alan Tabone, Ryan Spiteri, Jake Grech, Evano Briffa, Saturday Nanapere, Christian Cacciattolo (54′ Rodney Refalo).
Referee: Chris Lautier
Floriana defeated Sliema Wanderers 5-4 on penalties following a goalless draw at the end of the ninety minutes and at the end of extra-time. The Wanderers played for over eighty minutes in ten men after John Mintoff was sent off on the 38th minute.
In the penalty shoot-out, Mark Scerri, Filippo Andrea Scozzese, Fabio Mangiacasale and Djumo Bocar scored for Sliema with Marko Potezica missing the target in the second penalty for the Blues. On the other hand, Douglas Felipe Moreira Cobo, Vito Plut, Emerson Marcelina, Clyde Borg and Matteo Piciollo scored the five penalties for Floriana.
SLIEMA Glenn Zammit, Filippo Andrea Scozzese, Kassa Guy Gnabouyou (112’ Bocar Djumo), John Mintoff, Mark Scerri, Michael Mifsud, Marko Potezica, Trevor Cilia (114’ Luca Martinelli), Fabio Mangiacasale, Beppe Muscat, Stefano Bianciardi.
FLORIANA Tyrone Gauci, Andre Scicluna, Rodrigo Felix Aguiar (60’ Vito Plut), Douglas Felipe Moreira Cobo, Emerson Marcelina, Matteo Piciollo, Conor Borg, Emanuel Briffa, Amadou Samb, Giovanni Galea (60’ Clyde Borg), Sacha Borg (46’ Brooke Farrugia).
Referee: Sandro Spiteri
Qormi defeated Third Division side Qrendi 3-0 at the Sirens Stadium to set up a fourth-round clash with Floriana.
Ryan Micallef put Qormi ahead on the 2nd minute and the former Rabat striker doubled the score four minutes later. Five minutes from the end of the first half, Alfred Effiong sealed the issue with a third goal.
QRENDI Clive Caruana (Roderick Vella), Christian Grech, Mark Ellul, Martin Portelli, Joseph Mercieca, Robert Darmanin, Jesmond Azzopardi, Dassier Sammut, Denis Di Maio (Klinsmann Grech), Renato Conceicao Garcia (Paul Hili), Calvin Mballa
QORMI Matthew Farrugia, Albert Bruce, Joseph Chetcuti, Alfred Effiong, Frank Temile, Ryan Micallef (Pietro Viggiani), Emerson Vella (Alessio Cassar), Zoran Levnajic (Roderick Sammut), Duncan Pisani, Jonathan Bondin, Anderson Michele Quatrochi Santos.
Referee: Philip Farrugia