Early goal puts Valletta through to FA Trophy quarter-finals

A goal after just two minutes was enough for Valletta to beat First Division side Pietà Hotspurs at the National Stadium on Sunday in the final match from the fourth round of the FA Trophy, powered by Boost Diesel.

In the quarter-finals, Valletta join Balzan, Birkirkara, Hibernians, Lija Athletic, Sliema Wanderers and First Division sides Qrendi and Zejtun Corinthians in the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy, powered by Boost Diesel, after defeating

The Citizens scored the all-important goal on the 2nd minute when off a Miguel Angel Alba corner from the right, the ball reached Ryan Camilleri who slotted the ball past goalkeeper Miguel Montfort.

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PIETÀ Miguel Montfort, Christian Degabriele, Andre White, Svein Bartolo, Ishaya Irimiya Jalo, Gabriel Mensah, Dylan Agius, Neil Pace Cocks, Lawrence Chiedozie, Jan Busuttil (63′ Juan Manuel Artiaga), Christian Grech.

VALLETTA Nicky Vella, Steve Borg, Ryan Camilleri, Santiago Malano, Kyrian Nwoko (79′ Albert Prosa), Uchenna Calistus Umeh (63′ Michael Mifsud), Enmy Manuel Pena Beltre, Joseph Zerafa, Raed Ibrahim Saleh, Claudio Pani, Miguel Angel Alba (89′ Jean Borg).

Referee: Eman Grech
Assistant Referees: Duncan Sultana, Dusan Petrovic
Fourth Official: Etienne Mangion
Yellow Cards: Jalo, Degabriele, Zerafa
Attendance: 1,146