The draws for the Preliminary Round of the Izibet FA Trophy were held on Friday.
The Izibet FA Trophy features clubs from the BOV Premier League, BOV Challenge League, the BOV Gozo Football League First Division and the four semi-finalists of the National Amateur Cup. The Preliminary Round trims the number of teams to twenty which would join the twelve Premier League clubs in the Round of 32.
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The draws were as follows:
- Senglea Athletic vs Tarxien Rainbows
- Marsaxlokk vs Kercem Ajax
- Nadur Youngsters vs Oratory Youths
- Naxxar Lions vs San Gwann
- Winner [Zurrieq vs Xghajra Tornados] vs St. Andrews
- SK Victoria Wanderers vs Melita
- Sannat Lions vs Winner [Kalkara United vs Marsaskala]
- Victoria Hotspurs vs Zebbug Rangers
- Winner [Zabbar St. Patrick vs Ta’ Xbiex] vs Mqabba
- Vittoriosa Stars vs Winner [Mellieha vs Sta. Venera Lightnings]
- Lija Athletic vs Fgura United
- Qrendi vs Xewkija Tigers
- Pieta’ Hotspurs vs Rabat Ajax
- Mgarr United vs St. George’s
Bye: Luqa St. Andrew’s, Swieqi United, Marsa, Ghajnsielem, Pembroke Athleta and Zejtun Corinthians
Matches are due to be played on December 7, 8 and 9.
The last two editions of the FA Trophy were not completed due to COVID with last season’s edition interrupted after the round of sixteen. Balzan are therefore the holders after winning the competition in season 2018/19.