UBet FA Trophy – Valletta 3 Mosta 0
Valletta booked their place in the quarter-finals of the U*Bet FA Trophy when they had the better of Mosta 3-0 at the Tedesco Stadium.
The Citizens dominated play for long stretches in the first half but they struggled to break down a resolute Mosta defence.
But after the break they stepped up their game and managed to take the lead on 55 minutes. Aziz Corr Nyang set up Abdelkerim Nafti with a deft touch and the
Tunisian midfielder cooly slotted the ball past the onrushing Omar Borg. Mosta were stunned and the Citizens went on to kill off the tie as a contest with a second goal on 66 minutes. Valletta were awarded a corner kick and Nafti’s cross was inadvertently headed into his own net by Mosta midfielder Ekani Rodriguez.
Valletta added a third goal in stoppage time when substitute Edmond Agius’s shot was pushed away by Borg and from the rebound Lateef Elford-Alliyu turned past a Mosta defender to hit the ball into the net.
Source: Times of Malta
VALLETTA – P. Marino, J. Caruana, I. Azzopardi, S. Borg, R. Fenech, R. Briffa, J. P. Mifsud Triganza (L. Elford), O. Reyes Sanchez, H. Barry (S. Bajada), A. Corr Nyang (E. Agius), A. Nafti.
MOSTA – O. Borg, T. Farrugia, M. Brincat, I. Grech, R. Grech, K. Zammit, M. Micallef, R. Ekani, D. Pereira, L. Duriska, G. Piccioni.
Date: 22.01.14 Time: 20.15 Venue: Victor Tedesco Stadium
Yellow Cards: R. Fenech, I. Azzopardi
Scorers: A. Nafti, L. Elford
Referee: Paul Caruana