Valletta, Floriana, Balzan, Gudja United and Challenge League side Tarxien Rainbows joined Hibernians, Mosta and St. George’s in the Round of 16 of the Izibet FA Trophy as another five matches from the Round of 32 were played on Wednesday.
At the Centenary Stadium, Valletta defeated National Amateur League side Marsaskala 5-0.
Haris Dilaver converted a penalty after just four minutes and Ivan Curjuric doubled the score on the 35th. Two minutes in the second half, Shaun Dimech made it 3-0 and five minutes later, Dimech scored Valletta’s fourth. Caio Prado sealed the issue with a penalty on the 66th minute.
In the next round, Valletta will be facing Tarxien Rainbows.
M’SKALA Mario Bartolo, Shawn Cesare, Abubakar Bello-Osagie, Fabrizio Zammit, Adrian Bonavia (Daniel James Vella), Josuel Spiteri (Dragoslav Stanic), Nicholas Zammit (Matthew Neilson Pulis), Joshua Barbara (Dario Aquilina), Ryan Grech, Radnor Farrugia, Mark Vassallo (Eman Camilleri).
VALLETTA Yenz Cini, Jean Borg, Triston Caruana (Kevin Tulimieri), Luis Carlos Murillo (Sheldon Mackay), Haris Dilaver (Promise Oluwatobi Emmanuel David), Shaun Dimech, Christian Gauci, Enmy Pena Beltre (Michele Sansone), Ivan Curjuric (Andrea Zammit), Rowen Muscat, Caio Prado.
Referee: Daniel Portelli
Tarxien Rainbows, in fact, defeated Marsa 2-0 at the Victor Tedesco Stadium in a clash between two Challenge League sides.
Thiago Nonato Peixoto handed the Rainbows an early lead on the 4th minute and Karl Cutajar doubled the score on the 33rd.
MARSA Dorian Bugeja, Dylan Micallef, Siraj Arab Eddin, Steve Bezzina, Clifford Gatt Baldacchino (Andre Scicluna), Luke Sciberras (Gonzalo Nicolas Virano), Ian Montanaro (Luca Brincat), Kane Bonello (Ryan Darmanin), Godwin Mckay, Amadou Samb (Justin Yadram Bogh), Valdo Goncalves Alhinho.
TARXIEN Brandon Bartolo, Carlos Conceicao Filho, Darren Borg, Luke Dalli, Wellington de Oliveira (Brooke Farrugia), Daneel Abela, Karl Cutajar (Dale Tabone), Brandon Muscat, Ryan Cauchi (Darren Falzon), Thiago Nonato Peixoto (Saturday Nanapere), Keith Attard (Matthew Tabone).
Referee: Joseph Scerri
At the National Stadium, Floriana registered a narrow win over Gozitan side Ghajnsielem.
Andrei-Cosmin Ciolacu scored the all-important goal on the 77th minute.
The Greens will be facing St. George’s in the Round of 16.
FLORIANA Manuel Bartolo, Adam Magri Overend (Aleandro Garzia), Oualid El Hasni, Rumyan Hovsepyan, Kristian Keqi (Jan Busuttil), Andrei Ciolacu, Owen Spiteri, Matias Nicolas Garcia (Brandon Paiber), Brian Ariel Gimenez (Eugeniu Rebenja), Andreas Vella (Ryan Camenzuli), Emiliano Callegari.
GHAJNSIELEM Adrian Parnis, Keith Borg, Alberto Xuereb, Daniel Farrugia (Dejan Bogdanovic), Kenneth Mercieca, Shaun Attard, Michael Bezzina (Kevin Farrugia), Jeferson de Sousa Ferreira, Ryota Watanabe (Johnny Camilleri), Lawrence Grima (Kurt Grima), Igor Nedeljkovic.
Referee: Trustin Farrugia Cann
At the Tony Bezzina Stadium, Balzan defeated Challenge League side Pieta’ Hotspurs 5-1.
Milan Djuric handed Balzan a two-goal lead within the first ten minutes with goals on the 2nd and the 10th. Milos Mijic made it 3-0 on the 31st. Two minutes in the second half, Bojan Kaljevic scored Balzan’s fourth and six minutes later, Milan Djuric added another. Joao Pedro Oliveira Santos pulled one back for the Hotspurs six minutes from time after that a Paul Lapira penalty was saved by goalkeeper Vukasin Vranes on the 57th.
Balzan will be facing Hamrun Spartans or Naxxar Lions in the next round.
BALZAN Vukasin Vranes, Augustine Loof (Jake Grech), Milan Djuric (Michael Johnson), Paul Fenech, Uros Ljubomirac (Bojan Kaljevic), Milos Zlatkovic, Neil Frendo (Neil Magri), Gary Camilleri, Milos Mijic (Alvin Kevin Daniels), Adam Bradshaw, Aleksa Andrejic.
PIETA’ Miguel Chetcuti, Nathan Cope, Sheldon Mizzi (Luca Gatt), Jake Ghio, Paul Lapira (Joao Pedro Oliveira Santos), Dylan Grima (Liam Scicluna), Yuto Morita, Kurt Briffa, Zean Leonardi (Matthew Portelli), Isaac Cutajar, Lee Galea.
Referee: Stefan Pace
At the Centenary Stadium, Gudja United defeated Challenge League side Swieqi United 4-0.
Ahinga Buenvenu Selemani put Gudja ahead on the 29th minute and five minutes from the end of the first half, Farid Romero Zuniga doubled the score. Three minutes in the second half, Tatsuro Nagamatsu made it 3-0 with Nika Dzalamidze adding another two minutes later.
In the Round of 16, Gudja will be facing Gzira United or Zabbar St. Patrick.
GUDJA Duncan Formosa (Emanuel Galea), Tatsuro Nagamatsu, Llywelyn Cremona, James Arthur, Kyle Gatt, Ahinga Bienvenu Selemani (Hubert Vella), Farid Romero Zuniga, Juan Andres Bolanos Ramires, Neil Anthony Micallef (Justin Grioli), Nika Dzalamidze, Marcelo Dias (Neil Tabone).
SWIEQI Jean Claude Debattista, Samuel Vella (Jose Lucas Caetano da Silva), Anthony Bartolo, Neil Borg, Kristian Sultana, Isaac Micallef (Nathan Gauci), Joseph Willy, Fabian Anthony Garcia, Leonardo De Bortoli (Axel Fleri), Jamie Scerri (Mirco Vella), Frank Temile (Alan David Schembri Wismayer).
Referee: Ezekiel Barbara