Maroons through to FA Trophy semi-finals

Gzira United will be facing Valletta or Hibernians in the semi-finals of the FA Trophy after defeating Pietà Hotspurs 2-1 after extra-time at the National Stadium on Friday.

The match was resumed from the 89th minute after the original fixture which was played at the Hibernians Stadium on February 23 was abandoned due to a hailstorm.

Andrew Cohen had put the Maroons ahead on the 29th minute with Antonio Macedo equalising four minutes in the second half.

On Friday, no goals were scored in the remaining minute and therefore the game went into extra-time.

Haruna Garba notched the winner on the 113th minute as he headed the ball home off a cross by substitute Roderick Briffa.

PIETÀ Nicky Vella, Takaki Ose, Jake Ghio, Dylan Agius, Paul Chimezie, Jan Busuttil, Gabriel Mensah, Christian Grech, Uchenna Calistus Umeh, Ishaya Irimiya Jalo, Antonio Orlando Macedo Neto.
Subs not used: Jacob Chircop St John, Liam Mckay, Christian Degabriele, Travis Bartolo, Jeremy Delmar, Neil Pace Cocks, Gegi Kekua.
Coach: Ramon Zammit
Asst. Coach: Mark Vella

GZIRA Justin Haber, Nikolai Muscat (109’ Roderick Briffa), Zach Scerri, Rodolfo Soares, Andrew Cohen (120’ Myles Beerman), Juan Carlos Corbalan, Edison Bilbao Zarate, Gianmarco Conti, Sacha Borg, Fernando Barbosa, Haruna Garba.
Subs not used: Anthony Curmi, Moad Lamlum, Sofian Domoraud, Jaron Schembri, Amadou Samb.
Coach: Jesmond Zerafa

Referee: Emanuel Grech
Assistant Referees: Alan Camilleri, Darko Stankovic
Fourth Official: Stefan Pace




Referee: Emanuel Grech