UBet FA Trophy: Valletta 3 Rabat A. 0 Published on: 17-02-2013
Valletta found little difficulty in booking their place in the semi-finals of the U*Bet FA Trophy after a comfortable 3-0 win over Rabat Ajax.
It was a clear show of force from the Citizens who despite resting a number of regular players they still proved too strong for their struggling opponents.
Valletta took the lead on 28 minutes when Aboubakar Bello-Osagie delivered a teasing cross that was not cleared Dylan Falzon with Ryan Fenech hitting a fierce drive that was deviated past Azzopardi by Joseph Ogunuppe.
Rabat’s response failed to arrive and Valeltta doubled their lead five minutes into the second half. Aboubakar Bello-Osagie moved past two defenders and then did well to exchange the ball with Gabriel before firing a fierce low drive past Azzopardi.
Valletta wrapped up the win 16 minutes from time when they were awarded a central free-kick and William Barbosa’s curling drive flew past the diving Azzopardi.
VALLETTA - M. Bartolo, J. Caruana, R. Briffa, L. Dimech, R. Fenech, D. Falzon, E. Agius, J. J. Ogunuppe (M. Mifsud), A. Bello Osage (W. Barbosa), D. Toure (D. Dos Santos), J. Gabriel Da Silva.
RABAT A. - J. Azzopardi, I Carpic, J. Caruana, J. Armaro Negrin, M. Fuster (W. Borg), D. Falzon, P. Borg, C. Brincat, D. Carrillo Pendas, D. Azzopardi (Y. Cauchi), C. Gauci (K. Muscat)
Date: 17-02-13 Time: 18:00 Venue: National Stadium
Scorers: 27' Joseph Jo Jo Ogunuppe, 50' Abubakar Bello Osagie, 75' William Barbosa
Referee: Alan Mario Sant