A penalty deep into stoppage time handed Hibernians a narrow win over Challenge League side Pembroke Athleta in a match from the Round of 16 of the Malta FA Trophy at the Centenary Stadium on Wednesday.
The Paolites, who had defeated Zejtun Corinthians 3-0 in the previous round, last week, therefore secure a place in the quarter-finals of the competition.
The game seemed heading for extra-time but seven minutes in added time, Gilmar da Silva Ribeiro converted a penalty to put Hibernians through.
PEMBROKE Philip Schranz, Adolphus Nagbe Marshall (79′ Mark Anthony Borg), Kane Paul Farrugia, Daniel Sant, Kyle Frendo, Joseph Jojo Ogunnupe, Joao Pedro Oliveira Santos (85′ Peter Paul Sammut), Tyrone Fenech, Jonathan Bajada, John Enoto Etim, Lawrence Uchechi Chiedozie (59′ Neil Frendo).
Coach: Thane Micallef
HIBS Rudy Briffa, Ferdinando Apap, Leandro Almeida, Ayrton Attard (62′ Sergio Raphael dos Anjos), Jake Grech (87′ Dunstan Vella), Tiago Adan Fonseca (62′ Gilmar da Silva Ribeiro), Jurgen Degabriele, Bjorn Kristensen, Zachary Karl Grech, Gabriel Izquier Artiles (46′ Andrei Agius), Imanol Iriberri.
Coach: Stefano Sanderra
Referee: Glen Tonna
Assistant Referees: Edward Spiteri, Duncan Spencer
Fourth Official: Slawomir Olucha