Hamrun Spartans, Balzan and Pieta’ Hotspurs secured a place in the fourth round of the FA Trophy on Saturday.
At the Hibernians Stadium, Hamrun Spartans defeated Tarxien Rainbows 2-1 in a clash between two Premier League clubs.
Wilfried Domoraud opened the score on the 2nd minute and went on to convert a penalty on the 26th to hand the Spartans a two-goal lead. Petar Kanzurov pulled one back for Tarxien seven minutes from time.
Hamrun Spartans take on Swieqi United in the next round of the competition.
TARXIEN Rudy Briffa, Destin Mambouana, Gary Camilleri, Aleksa Andrejic, Brandon Muscat, Stiv Shaba (50′ Jairo Andres Tenorio), Marko Stanojevic, Nevin Portelli (46′ Thomas Veronese), Miguel Ciantar (71′ Daniel Vassallo), Petar Kanzurov, Daniel Zerafa.
HAMRUN Jean Claude Debattista, Triston Caruana, Ailton Jorge dos Santos Soares, Wilfried Domoraud (71′ Ryan Darmanin), Clayton Failla (71′ Matthew Gauci), Nicola Leone, Soufiane Lagzir, Marco Criaco (78′ Cain Cutajar), Karl Micallef, Alessio Capitelli, Mattia Cinquini.
Referee: Fyodor Zammit
Assistant Referees: Theodore Zammit, Duncan Spencer
At the Centenary Stadium, Balzan defeated Second Division side San Gwann 3-0.
Balzan took the lead thanks to a goal by Michael Johnson on the 27th minute and just before the end of the first half, Andrija Majdevac doubled the score. Alfred Effiong sealed the issue with a third goal thirteen minutes in the second half.
In the fourth round, Balzan will be facing Sliema Wanderers or Santa Lucia.
BALZAN Kristijan Naumovski, Marcus Grima (66′ Adam Bradshaw), Dale Camilleri, Nenad Sljivic, Zachary Karl Grech, Michael Johnson, Alfred Effiong, Ivan Bozovic, Stefan Dimic (59′ Arthur Faria Machado), Ricardo Calixto Correa Duarte, Andrija Majdevac (76′ Zak Grech).
SAN GWANN Cain Formosa, Nezar Abouhaisa (69′ Matthew Xuereb), Jean Paul Attard, Luca Mallia (76′ Andrea Zammit), Christian Gauci, Owen Spiteri, Zack Bowman Courage Omoruanzoje (64′ Andrew Abela), Joao Pedro Vargas, Glen Pace, Adam Falzon.
Referee: Daniel Portelli
Assistant Referees: Alan Camilleri, Ivan Galea
Fourth Official: Alan Mario Sant
At the Victor Tedesco Stadium, Pieta’ Hotspurs defeated fellow First Division side Mqabba 3-0.
Jose Lucas Caetano da Silva converted a penalty on the 37th minute and another on the 44th. Mqabba goalkeeper was sent off following the incident which led to the second penalty. James Scicluna increased the lead on the 58th.
In the next round, the Hotspurs meet Xewkija Tigers or Mgarr United.
MQABBA Fredrick Tabone, Emerson Zammit (Kevin Camilleri), Yuki Omuro, Ion Alin Margarit (43′ Duane Carabott gk), Alexsandro Ferreira, Kurt Magro (Fabrizio Zammit), John Micallef, Paul Chimezie, Andely Kouessabio Makela, Neil Micallef, Manuel Caruana.
PIETA John Chircop St John, Travis Bartolo, Neil Pace Cocks, Jake Bone (Jeremy Delmar), Clive Gauci, Kurt Mifsud, Jose Lucas Caetano da Silva, Sheldon Mizzi, Liam Mckay, Ishaya Irimiya Jalo, James Scicluna.
Referee: Mario Apap
Assistant Referees: Slawomir Olucha, Paul Apap