Sirens were the last team to reach the quarter-finals of the Malta FA Trophy after defeating BOV Challenge League leaders Marsa 1-0 at the Centenary Stadium on Thursday.
In the quarter-finals, the St. Paul’s Bay side, who had defeated Fgura United 5-0 in the previous round, join Birkirkara, Gzira United, Hamrun Spartans, Hibernians, Mosta and Valletta and Challenge League side St. Andrews.
Following a goalless first half, Hamed Kone scored the all-important goal for Giovanni Tedesco’s side thirteen minutes in the second half.
Six minutes from time, Marsa had Matthew Gauci sent off.
MARSA Nicky Vella, Ian Zammit (65′ Leighton Grech), Antonio Monticelli (75′ Lydon Micallef), Manolito Micallef, Jackson Lima, Clifford Gatt Baldacchino, Josmar Galea, Matthew Gauci, Dylan Grima (86′ Shalon Diacono), Patrick Teixeira Maia, Haruna Shola Shodiya (65′ Dylan Agius).
Coach: Ivan Zammit
SIRENS Reeves Cini, Jonathan Pearson, Ryan Grech (65′ Ryan Scicluna), Hamed Kone (88′ Luke Grech), Wilfried Domoraud, Emiliano Callegari Torre, Jacob Walker, Ryan Darmanin (55′ Lamin Bittaye), Manuel Angel Bustos, Tamsir Jammeh, Thiago Espindola (65′ Terence Agius).
Coach: Giovanni Tedesco
Referee: Stefan Pace
Assistant Referees: Duncan Sultana, Darko Stankovic
Fourth Official: Glen Tonna