Izibet FA Trophy: Mosta through to quarter-finals after penalty shoot-out

Mosta were the first team to reach the quarter-finals of the Izibet FA Trophy but had to struggle much more than expected to defeat Challenge League side Swieqi United on penalties at the Centenary Stadium on Tuesday.

Michael Chidera Okoh put Mosta ahead on the 5th minute but on the hour, Jean Borg levelled matters. With the result still draw, the game went into extra time but as no other goals were scored, the penalty shoot-out had to decide the issue.

Clayton Failla, Christ Ememe and Ferebory Dore scored the three penalties for Mosta while Boubakary Diarra missed. Juan Pablo Morales Rengifo and Kieran Xuereb scored for Swieqi but Kyle Muscat and Roderick Taliana had their attempts saved by Akpan.

MOSTA Andreas Vella (120+1′ Ini Etim Akpan), Christ Ememe, Precious Linus Tenebe, Duane Bonnici (69′ Roderick Briffa), Kaishu Yamazaki (56′ Clayton Failla), Boubakary Diarra, Nathan Agius (69′ Zachary Brincat), Tyrone Farrugia, Michael Chidera Okoh (90′ Ferebory Dore), Steve Kingue, Jake Vassallo.

SWIEQI Jean Claude Debattista, Juan Pablo Morales Rengifo, Kyle Muscat, Sammy Elfarsi (73′ Nicholas Pisani), Frank Temile (90′ Roderick Taliana), Jamie Scerri (104′ Jaden Camilleri), Johan Alberto Castano (112′ Andrea Lorefice), Michael Micallef, Leonardo De Bortoli (67′ Deacon Abela), Jean Borg, Kieran Xuereb.

Referee: Emanuel Grech
Assistant Referees: Mark Ciantar, Jareth Grima
Fourth Official: Slawomir Olucha

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