Draws of 2019-20 FA Trophy opening rounds made

Published: 08-08-2019 13:00
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The draws of the Preliminary, First and Second Round of the 2019-20 FA Trophy were made on Thursday at the Trophies Lounge. As last season, 67 clubs are competing in the FA Trophy, incuding all the teams from the Gozo FA Leagues. The draws were conducted by Dr Angelo Chetcuti, the General Secretaery of the Malta FA, and Rodney Pisani, the Deputy General Secretary of the Association who leads the Competitions Department. The clubs in the BOV First, Second and Third Divisions together with those from the Gozo FA were involved in the draws of the opening three rounds. The prelminary and first round matches will be contested by the 14 teams from the Gozo FA and the 12 teams from the BOV Third Division League. The teams in the First (14) and Second Division (13) leagues start their cup campaign in the second round. The 14 BOV Premier League sides, including cup holders Balzan who edged Valletta on penalties in a thrilling final last season, enter the fray in the third round. The 2019-20 FA Trophy competition kicks off on September 6-8 with eight matches from the preliminary round followed by the first round ties, on September 13-15, and the second round fixtures from October 25-27. The final is scheduled to take place on May 9, 2020. 2019-20 FA TROPHY PRELIMINARY ROUND FIXTURESKirkop United vs Kerċem AjaxSK Victoria Wanderers vs GħajnsielemSt Laurence Spurs vs Xewkija TigersTa’ Xbiex SC vs Munxar FalconsSiġġiewi vs MarsaskalaGħaxaq vs Żebbuġ RoversXagħra United vs Sta Venera LightningsVictoria Hotspurs vs Mdina KnightsTies to be played on September 6-8, 2019FIRST ROUND FIXTURESGħarb Rangers vs St Laurence Spurs/Xewkija TigersNadur Youngsters vs Oratory YouthsKirkop United/Kerċem Ajax vs Ta’ Xbiex SC/Munxar FalconsMsida St Joseph vs AttardSannat Lions vs GħargħurSiġġiewi/Marsaskala vs Victoria Hotspurs/Mdina KnightsMtarfa vs Għaxaq/Żebbuġ RoversQala Saints vs Dingli SwallowsXagħra United/Sta Venera Lightnings vs SK Victoria Wanderers/Għajnsielem Ties to be played on September 13-15, 2019 SECOND ROUND PAIRINGSQala/Dingli vs MqabbaKirkop/Kerċem Ajax or Ta’ Xbiex SC/Munxar vs Fgura UnitedMarsaxlokk vs St AndrewsSan Ġwann vs MarsaPembroke Athleta vs Xgħajra TornadosXagħra/Sta Venera or SK Victoria/Għajnsielem vs Siġġiewi/Marsaskala or Victoria H./MdinaRabat Ajax vs Sannat/GħargħurŻejtun Corinthians vs Naxxar LionsVittoriosa Stars vs Nadur/OratoryMġarr United vs Mtarfa/Għaxaq/Żebbuġ RoversQrendi vs Lija AthleticBirżebbuġa St Peters vs Għarb/St Laurence/XewkijaMsida/Attard vs Żabbar St PatrickPietà Hotspurs vs St George’sŻebbuġ Rangers vs Kalkara UnitedQormi vs Luqa St Andrew’sMellieħa vs Swieqi UnitedŻurrieq vs MelitaTies to be played on October 25-27, 2019