Kercem, St. Venera reach FA Trophy second round

Kercem Ajax and St. Venera Lightnings were the first two teams to secure a place in the second round of the FA Trophy after defeating Kalkara and Xaghra United respectively. Taking part in the first round are Third Division and Gozitan teams. First and Second Division teams enter in the second round while Premier League clubs enter the competition in the third round.

At the Kercem Ajax Stadium, hosts Kercem Ajax found no difficulty in beating BOV Third Division side Kalkara 6-0.

Claudio Antunes put Kercem ahead on the 32nd minute and two minutes later, Michael Matthias Uzor doubled the score. Antunes increased the lead four minutes from the end of the first half and added another six minutes in the second half. Shaun Attard made it 5-0 on the 67th and seven minutes from time, Uzor sealed the issue with a sixth goal.

In the second round, Kercem take on First Division side Vittoriosa Stars.

Meanwhile at the Luxol Stadium, St. Venera Lightnings beat Gozitan Second Division side Xaghra United 5-3. The Lightnings were leading 4-0 at half time.

St. Venera face First Division side Birzebbuga St. Peter’s in the next round.