Izibet FA Trophy: Ghajnsielem, Kercem secure Round of 32 spot

Ghajnsielem and Kercem Ajax secured a place in the Round of 32 of the Izibet FA Trophy after defeating two teams from the BOV Challenge League in two matches from the Preliminary Round at the Kercem Arkafort Stadium on Sunday.

Kercem defeated Marsaskala 3-2. Bruno da Cruz handed Kercem an early lead after just two minutes and five minutes later, Pablo Vinicius de Moraes Ferreira converted a penalty. The latter scored a third goal on the 28th with the Southseasiders reducing the gap thanks to goals by Michael Gatt on the 55th and Adrian Carabott on the 66th.

On the other hand, Ghajnsielem scored five in the second half to beat Qrendi 5-0. Claudio Henrique da Silva Barbosa put the Blacks ahead on the 16th and three minutes later, Daniel Farrugia doubled the score. Claudio Henrique Barbosa scored another two goals on the 21st and 28th with Patrick dos Santos Cruz adding another on the 32nd.

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