FA Trophy | Tarxien Rainbows 5 – Zebbug Rangers 0

Tarxien cruised through to the next round of the FA Trophy as they registered a comfortable 5-0 win over Zebbug Rangers.

Photo: Christine Borg
Photo: Christine Borg

The Rainbows scored the opening goal of the match on the 20th minute. Anderson De Barros served Siraj Arab and the latter placed the ball behind Jurgen Borg.

Tarxien added another goal six minutes later. Ricardo Silva Faria’s delivery was met by Michele Paolucci whose low shot gave Borg no chance.

Poulucci scored Tarxien’s third goal on the 59th minute. Jens Wemmer passed the ball towards the Italian forward who finished inside the net.

Jose Borg’s side scored their fourth goal two minutes later. Wemmer went on a good run before lifting a shot behind helpless Borg.

Poulucci completed his hat-trick on the 65th minute. From a corner, Luke Grech’s delivery was met by the thirty-two year old who headed the ball home.

Tarxien were reduced to ten men on the 81st minute as Matthew Spiteri received his marching order after being shown his second yellow card of the match.

Tarxien Rainbows starting line-up: Andrea Cassar, Jens Wemmer, Juan Gill Cruz, Daniel Zerafa, Matthew Spiteri, Michele Paolucci, Gabriel Aquilina, Luke Grech, Siraj Arab Eddin, Anderson de Barros, Ricardo Silva Faria

Żebbug Rangers starting line-up: Jurgen Borg, Steve Schembri, Randall Vella, Hubert Vella, Andrea Curmi, Brandon Muscat, Jose Lucas Caetano da Silva, Ryan Micallef, Joseph Farrugia, Igor Enrique de Rocha Souza, Gregori de Souza Braga

Referee: Ishmael Barbara
Assistant Referees: Duncan Spencer, James Muscat
Fourth Official: Alex Johnson

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