FA Trophy: Valletta 5 MarsasKala 0
Valletta FC coasted into the fourth round of the IZIBET FA Trophy when they brushed aside National Amateur League side Marsaskala 5-0 at the Centenary Stadium on Wednesday.
As the scoreline shows, the Citizens were in a class of their own against the third-tier side as two goals in the first half paved the way to a comfortable victory.
It was a significant boost for new Valletta coach Danilo Doncic who has led the team to his first win since replacing Toze Mendes as first-team coach.
Valletta took just four minutes to take the lead through their towering Bosnian forward Haris Dilaver.
Ivan Curjuric fired home the second of the match ten minutes from the break as the Citizens were coasting through.
After the break, young Valletta attacking midfielder Shaun Dimech left his mark with a quick fire double on 47 and 52 minutes to make it 4-0.
Brazilian winger Caio Prado added a fifth goal on 66 minutes to seal a comfortable win.
Source: Times of Malta, Photo Credits: Times of Malta.
VALLETTA: Y. Cini, J. Borg, T. Caruana (K. Tulimieri), L. Murillo (S. Mackay), H. Dilaver (P. David), S. Dimech, C. Gauci, E. Pena Beltre (M. Zammit), I. Curjuric (A. Zammit), R. Muscat, C. Prado.
MARSASKALA: M. Bartolo, S. Cesare, A. Bello Osagie, F. Zammit, A. Bonavia (D. Vella), J. Spiteri (M. Spiteri), N. Zammit (D. Aquilina), J. Barbara (D. Stanic), R. Grech, R. Farrugia, M. Vassallo.
Referee: D. Portelli.
Scorers: 4′ H. Dilaver, 35′ I. Curjuric, 47′ 52′ S. Dimech, 66′ C. Prado (V)
Yellow Cards: S. Cesare, A. Bello Osagie (M)