Penalties, posts and more drama in FA Trophy Semis

Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 12:05

Tarxien R. FC vs Balzan Y. FC 2-0

Tarxien made sure of their win in the  first half with a penalty kick conversion by Anderson Mendes Ribeiro in the fifteenth minute and the consistent Denni scored the second in the 34th minute. First division outfit Balzan had their chances but on the day Tarxien were superior to pass through to the next stage of the U*Bet FA Trophy semi finals.

Hibernians FC vs Qormi 4-5 (1-1 FT, 1-1 AET, 3-4 PEN)

Cohen broke the hearts of the Hibernians faithful as he hit the post twice from penalties, one in normal time and the other after the thirty minutes of the extra time as penalty misses from Tristan Caruana and Andrew Cohen sent Qormi through.

Qormi were lively throughout the ninety minutes sitting back and hitting the Hibernians rearguard with fast attacks. Hibernians should have gone in front when Cohen stood up for his penalty kick but a partial save by the Qormi keeper Farrugia and then the post denied them from doing so. Qormi grew up in stature and scored from a Camilo penalty in the 62nd minute but Pearson equalised twelve minutes after.

Effiong, once again was the protagonist when in extra time he was yellow carded yet again for diving inside the box. this was his second bookable offence and thus he was red carded.

Penalty kicks sequence:
Callejas (H) 1-0; Farrugia (Q) 1-1;
Morellato (H) 2-1; Camilo (Q) 2-2;
Pearson (H) 3-2; Bartolo (Q) 3-3;
T. Caruana (H) saved 3-3; R. Dos Santos (Q) 3-4;
Cohen (H) missed 3-4.





1 Comment

  1. Tarxiniz says:

    Tal-Misthija kif supporters tal-Hibs qabdu joffendu lil Lunzjata kif skurjaw! MFA HU PASSI!

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