Two Gozitan sides reach FA Trophy second round

The first round of the FA Trophy got underway on Thursday with the first two matches.

In the first match, Gharb Rangers defeated Third Division side Xghajra Tornados 2-1.

Christian Attard scored twice on the 19th and 22nd to give Gharb a two-goal lead with Royter Degiorgio reducing the gap on the 63rd.

Gharb will be meeting Zebbug Rovers or Mdina Knights in the second round.

In another match, Xewkija Tigers beat Ghajnsielem 2-0 courtesy of Christian Bugeja on the half hour and Milos Stojanovic four minutes from the end of the first half.

The Tigers face Mqabba in the next round.