Hibernians and Birkirkara were eliminated from the FA Trophy after both suffered shock defeats to Senglea Athletic and St. Andrews respectively in two matches from the third round of the competition at the Victor Tedesco Stadium.
In the first match, Hibernians suffered a 3-2 defeat to Senglea Athletic after extra-time.
The Paolites had Bjorn Kristensen sent off on the 35th minute after collecting two yellow cards within four minutes.
Five minutes in the second half, Marcelo de Souza Dias put Senglea ahead and two minutes later, the same player doubled the score. Jurgen Degabriele pulled one back on the 54th minute and substitute Andrew Cohen converted a penalty on the 65th minute to equalise and force extra-time.
Four minutes from the end of the secondf half of extra-time, substitute Ryan Dalli made it 3-2 for Senglea to put them in the fourth round of the competition where they will be facing Vittoriosa Stars or Gzira United.
SENGLEA Jeffrey Farrugia, Kane Paul Farrugia, Francesco Gusman (80′ Rennie Tanti), Keith Tanti, Pablo Doffo (105′ Ryan Dalli), Mattia Del Negro (70′ Peter Paul Sammut), Christian Cassar, Marcelo de Souza Dias, Augustin James Obaje, Juninho Cabral, Jamie Pace.
Coach: Pablo Doffo
HIBS Rudy Briffa, Andrei Agius, Jackson Lima, Rodolfo Soares, Dunstan Vella, Marcelo Dias, Johann Bezzina, Bjorn Kristensen, Joseph Mbong (72′ Jorge Pereira da Silva), Renan Pimenta Telles (56′ Andrew Cohen), Jurgen Degabriele.
Coach: Mark Miller
Referee: Sandro Spiteri
Assistant Referees: William Debattista, Thomas Debono
Fourth Official: Stefan Pace
In the second match, St. Andrews registered an impressive 3-0 win over Birkirkara to set-up a fourth round clash with either SK Victoria Wanderers or Mgarr United.
Karlo Kesinovic put the Saints ahead on the 19th. Eight minutes from time, Ivan Edgardo Paz doubled the score and substitute Godwin Mckay sealed the issue with a third goal two minutes in added time.
ST. ANDREWS Jake Galea, Ante Bakmaz, Karlo Kesinovic, Bong Won Che, Enmy Manuel Pena Beltre, Dale Camilleri, Felix Udoh Okon, Joseph Farrugia, Ivan Edgardo Paz (90′ Ryan Darmanin), Ziga Kastrevec (83′ Godwin Mckay), Kyrian Nwoko.
Coach: Danilo Doncic
B’KARA Miroslav Kopric, Joseph Zerafa, Cain Attard, Predrag Jovic, Nikola Vukanac, Gareth Sciberras (79′ Christian Bubalovic), Rowen Muscat (46′ Shaun Bajada), Ryan Scicluna (67′ James Brincat), Mislav Andjelkovic, Frank Temile, Vito Plut.
Coach: Drazen Besek
Referee: Mario Apap
Assistant Referees: Alan Camilleri, Peter Abela
Fourth Official: Matthew De Gabriele