Tarxien Rainbows joined Balzan in the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy as they defeated Qormi 4-1 after extra-time in the second fourth round clash at the Victor Tedesco Stadium on Tuesday.
The Rainbows, who had defeated Zebbug Rangers in the third round, seemed heading for a narrow win but Qormi, who qualified after eliminating Ghajnsielem, levelled matters in stoppage time to force extra-time where Jacques Scerri’s side scored twice to secure a place in the next stage.
Ebiabowei Baker put the Rainbows ahead on the 30th minute but Tensior Gusman levelled matters on the 92nd minute. Three minutes in the first half of extra-time, Joao Pedro Oliveira Santos restored the lead and the same player added another two minutes from the end of the first period of extra-time. Ayrton Azzopardi sealed the issue with a fourth goal seven minutes in the second half of extra-time.
QORMI Jean Matthias Vella, Noah Olawole Ojuola, Ousmane Sidibe, Alessio Cassar, Clifford Gauci, Kurt Magro, Ryan Micallef (86′ Shamison Zammit), Juan Carlos Vieira Peixoto (69′ Pietro Viggiani), Tensior Gusman, Yannick Yankam (80′ Luke Farrugia), Immy Micallef.
Coach: Johann Scicluna
TARXIEN Sean Mintoff, Ebiabowei Baker, Bruno Giglio de Oliveira, Timothy Tabone Desira, Triston Caruana (107′ Manuel Caruana), Brandon Muscat, Luke Montebello (70′ Alex da Paixao Alves), Ayrton Azzopardi, Roderick Bajada (100′ Daniel Zerafa), Lucky Omeruo, Joao Pedro Oliveira Santos.
Coach: Jacques Scerri
Referee: Esther Azzopardi
Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, Sammy Attard
Fourth Official: Marco Borg