Hibernians, Mosta and Challenge League side St. George’s were the first three teams to reach the Round of 16 of the Izibet FA Trophy as the Round of 32 kicked-off on Tuesday.
At the Tony Bezzina Stadium, Hibernians defeated Gozitan First Division leaders Nadur Youngsters 2-0.
Following a goalless first half, Dunstan Vella put the Paolites ahead on 53 minutes and Jake Grech doubled the score nine minutes from time.
In the next round, the Paolites will be facing of the game between Zejtun Corinthians and Xewkija Tigers.
HIBS Matthew Calleja Cremona, Ferdinando Apap (Edafe Uzeh), Leandro Almeida, Ayrton Attard (Dunstan Vella), Jake Grech, Jurgen Degabriele (Hugo Filipe da Costa Oliveira), Thaylor Aldama (Alvaro Muniz Cegarra), Joseph Zerafa (Gabriel Izquier), Andrei Agius, Ali Diakite, Wilfried Domoraud.
NADUR Steve Sultana, Manwel Tabone, Lucas Moreira, Joseph Mario Vella (Gabriel Farrugia), Ian Xuereb, Joseph Zammit (Jordi Parnis), Marcelo Barbosa Junior, Stefan Cassar, Ederson Bruno Domingos (Gianluca Muscat), Gennaro Hili, Judivan Flor da Silva.
Referee: Glen Tonna
At the Centenary Stadium, Mosta found no difficulty in beating Challenge League side Luqa St. Andrew’s 5-0.
Zachary Brincat handed Mosta a two-goal lead with goals on the 10th and the 15th. William Donkin added another seven minutes from the end of the first half, going on to score another two goals on the 61st and 73rd.
In the Round of 16, Mosta face the winner of the clash between Birkirkara and Fgura United.
MOSTA Christoffer Mafoumbi (Dylan Ciappara), Raul da Silva, William Donkin, Michael Mifsud, Gianluca Sciberras, Nathan Agius, Owen Sammut, Youri Loen, Luis Riascos (Dale Mifsud), Zachary Brincat, Jonas Rodriguez Ekani (Sean Schembri).
LUQA Pablo Villar Flores (Jake Talian), Kayode Olowoyo, Adrian Misael Muro Hernandez (Miguel Abela), Alan Abdel Rahman (Nathan Frendo), Daniel Camilleri, Andy Camilleri, Ryan Schembri (James Vella), Kieran Degiorgio, Chibuzor Lucky Nwaogu (Joshua Micallef), Andrew Sant, John Enoto Etim.
Referee: Daniel Casha
At the Victor Tedesco Stadium, St. George’s came from behind to beat Melita 2-1 in a clash between two Challenge League sides.
Daniel Cutajar put the Saints ahead on the 3rd minute but Matheus Freitas Carvalho da Silva equalised five minutes from the end of the first half and eight minutes in the second half, Rafael Junior de Fex Marriaga notched the winner.
St. George’s take on Floriana or Ghajnsielem in the next round.
MELITA Luciano Camilleri, Daniel Cutajar, Thomas Griscti (Mark Sammut), Nick Cutajar, Antoine Attard (Vinay Bharwani), Paul Galea Testaferrata (Alex Sladden), William Legualt (Andrew Messina), Julian Abela, Aidan Mizzi, Mattia Comes (Anderson de Barros), Matteo Desira Buttigieg.
ST. GEORGE’S Levi Saliba, Matheus Freitas da Silva, Irvin Abela, Ryan Cutajar (Gabriel Bonavia), Gianluca Sultana, Rafael de Fex, Zack Bowman, Aaron Sammut (Lawrence Chiedozie), Nick Borg, Matthew Xuereb (Ryan Sammut), Loumar Cutajar.
Referee: Slawomir Olucha