FA Trophy: Dramatic win for Kirkop United

Kirkop United and Nadur Youngsters secured a place in the second round of the FA Trophy as they both registered wins in two matches from the first round at the Sirens Stadium on Saturday.

In the first match, Nadur Youngsters registered a fine 4-0 win over Zurrieq FC.

Daniel Mateo Bustos converted a penalty just before the end of the first half. Marcelo Barbosa doubled the score on the hour and eight minutes later, Yuri de Jesus Messias made it 3-0. Marcelo Barbosa added another on the 72nd minute.

Nadur Youngsters take on Zabbar St. Patrick in the second round.

In the second match, Kirkop United came from behind to beat Kercem Ajax 2-1.

Aleksandar Komljenovic put Kercem ahead on the 27th but Modou Darboe equalised on the 67th and deep into stoppage time, Matthew Degiorgio notched the winner.

Kirkop United will be facing Vittoriosa Stars in the second round of the competition.