Gudja United made it to the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy after defeating Gozitan side Victoria Hotspurs 3-1 at the Gozo Stadium on Sunday.
Aidan Jake Friggieri opened the score on the 14th minute but six minutes in the second half, Elton Alexandre da Silva levelled matters. Four minutes later, the Hotspurs were reduced to ten men on the 55th after having Henrique Maciel sent off.
Gudja regained the lead on the 68th minute thanks to an Edison Bilbao Zarate penalty and six minutes later, Rundell Winchester made it 3-1.
Imanol Gonzalez was sent off for Gudja ten minutes from time and after the final whistle, El Mehdi Sidqy was sent off for the Hotspurs.
VICTORIA H. Adrian Parnis, Sebastian Nayar, Lawrence Grima (76’ Keith Borg), El Mehdi Sidqy, Christian Mercieca, Andrew Mizzi, Jonathan Bajada, Henrique de Souza Maciel, Francesco Marra (75’ Carlo Abela), Elston Alexandre da Silva, Emiliano Lattes.
Subs not used: Daniel Galea, Oliver Cremona, Dylan Bellotti, Shawn Pierre Bajada.
Coach: Guido Ugolotti
GUDJA Glenn Zammit, Jurgen Farrugia, Aidan Friggieri (85’ James Brincat), Edison Bilbao Zarate, Rundell Winchester (81’ Zachary Cassar), Llywelyn Cremona, Anderson de Barros, Nivaldo Rodrigues Ferreira (89’ Miguel Jimenez), Juan Andres Bolanos, Justin Grioli, Imanol Gonzalez.
Subs not used: Jonathan Debono, Matthew Xerxen, Jonathan Bondin, Hubert Vella.
Coach: Josef Mansueto
Referee: Alex Johnson
Assistant Referees: Ivan Galea, Mark Ciantar
Fourth Official: Alan Mario Sant
Yellow Cards: Nivaldo, Grioli, Maciel, Gonzalez, Sidqy, Farrugia
Red Cards: 54’ Henrique Maciel, 79’ Imanol Gonzalez