The draws for the Preliminary Round of the Izibet FA Trophy were held on Wednesday by Malta FA Director of Football Operations Stephen Azzopardi.
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.
The draws were as follows:
Winner St. George’s / Kalkara United vs Tarxien Rainbows
Nadur Youngsters vs Vittoriosa Stars
Marsa vs Melita
Attard vs Winner Kirkop United / Birzebbuga St. Peter’s
Sannat Lions vs Qala Saints
Naxxar Lions vs Oratory Youths
Xewkija Tigers vs Lija Athletic
Mqabba vs Victoria Hotspurs
Ghajnsielem vs Qrendi
Kercem Ajax vs Marsaskala
St. Andrews vs Winner Qormi / Zabbar St. Patrick
Swieqi United vs Fgura United
Matches are due to be played on December 6, 7 and 8.
The six teams who were awarded a bye to the next round were Zurrieq, San Gwann, Sliema Wanderers, Mtarfa, Zejtun Corinthians and the winners of Match 1 from the National Amateur Cup between Mgarr United and Siggiewi.