Kirkop United, Mgarr United reach National Amateur Cup final

Kirkop United and Mgarr United reached the final of the National Amateur Cup after both emerged as winners in the two semi-finals on Wednesday.

The final will be played on Sunday 28 at the Centenary Stadium, kick-off at 14:00.

Kirkop United were the first team to reach the final after defeating Marsaskala 5-1 at the Victor Tedesco Stadium. 

Giovanni Galea opened the scoring on the 3rd minute and the same player doubled the score on the 26th. Ryan Spiteri converted a penalty to reduce the gap on the 38th but Ryan Dalli restored the two-goal lead on the 40th and two minutes later, Neil Thomas Farrugia made it 4-1. Nine minutes in the second half, Dhonatan Santos da Hora scored a fifth goal for Matthew Caruana’s side.

Mgarr United, on the other hand, needed extra-time to beat St. George’s 3-1 at the Centenary Stadium.

Following a goalless first half, Nicholas Schembri put Mgarr ahead on the 67th but three minutes from time, Timothy Thomas equalised to force extra-time. Just before the end of the first half of extra-time, Gordon Saliba restored the lead for Mgarr and three minutes in the second half of extra-time, Christian Ebisindor Saint made it 3-1.

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