2015–16 Maltese FA Trophy

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2015–16 Maltese FA Trophy
Country  Malta
Teams 65

The 2015–16 Maltese FA Trophy is the 78th version of the knockout tournament. The competition will start on 5 September 2015 and will end on 14 May 2016.[1]

Format

This version of the Maltese FA Trophy is a single elimination tournament contested by 65 teams. The winner will earn a spot in the Europa League. Matches which are level after regulation will go to extra time and then penaties to determine a winner.[2]

Schedule

Round Date(s) Number of fixtures Clubs
Preliminary round 5 September 2015 1 65 → 64
First round 11–13 September 2015 12 64 → 52
Second round 23–25 October 2015 20 52 → 32
Third round 1 December 2015 – 6 January 2016 16 32 → 16
Fourth round 19–20 January 2016 8 16 → 8
Quarter-finals 19–20 April 2016 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals 7–8 May 2016 2 4 → 2
Final 14 May 2016 1 2 → 1

Preliminary round

One preliminary match was played on 5 September 2015.[1] The draw for the preliminary, first, and second rounds was held 18 August 2015.[3]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Oratory Youths (1G)Gozo 5–1 Marsaskala (4)

First round

Twelve first round matches were played between 11–13 September 2015.[1] The draw for the preliminary, first, and second rounds was held 18 August 2015.[3]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Kerċem Ajax (1G)Gozo 6–0 Kalkara (4)
St. Venera Lightnings (4) 5–3 Gozo Xagħra United (2G)
Luqa St. Andrew's (4) 0–4 Gozo Xewkija Tigers (1G)
Ghaxaq (4) 1–2 (a.e.t.) Marsaxlokk (4)
Għarb Rangers (2G)Gozo 0–4 Ta' Xbiex (4)
Qala Saints (2G)Gozo 0–5 Gozo Victoria Hotspurs (1G)
Attard (4) 1–3 (a.e.t.) Gozo Victoria Wanderers (1G)
Mtarfa (4) 1–0 St. Lucia (4)
Nadur Youngsters (1G)Gozo 1–0 Mdina Knights (4)
St. Lawrence Spurs (1G)Gozo 1–0 (a.e.t.) Gozo Oratory Youths (1G)
Xghajra Tornadoes (4) 0–1 Gozo Għajnsielem (1G)
Dingli Swallows (4) 2–0 Gozo Munxar Falcons (2G)

Second round

Twenty second round matches were played between 23–25 October 2015.[1] The draw for the preliminary, first, and second rounds was held 18 August 2015.[3]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Zejtun (3) 1–0 Marsaxlokk (4)
Marsa (3) 2–4 Gozo Xewkija Tigers (1G)
Vittoriosa Stars (2) 2–0 Gozo Kerċem Ajax (1G)
St. Venera Lightnings (4) 2–1 Birżebbuġa (3)
Rabat Ajax (2) 4–1 Msida St. Joseph (3)
Kirkop United (3) 3–2 Mtarfa (4)
Ħamrun Spartans (2) 0–1 St. George's F.C. (2)
Lija Athletic (2) 2–1 Mellieħa (3)
Senglea Athletic (2) 1–2 Pietà Hotspurs (2)
Mqabba F.C. (2) 5–3 Gozo Victoria Hotspurs (1G)
Siggiewi (3) 0–3 Fgura United (2)
Swieqi United (3) 2–1 Ta' Xbiex (4)
Gżira United (2) 6–0 Sirens (3)
Żurrieq (3) 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–5 p)
Għargħur(3)
Gudja United (2) 0–1 San Ġwann (2)
Għajnsielem (1G)Gozo 2–1 (a.e.t.) GozoDingli Swallows (4)
Melita (2) 3–1 Mġarr United (3)
Żabbar St. Patrick (3) 6–1 GozoNadur Youngsters (1G)
Victoria Wanderers (1G)Gozo 2–4 GozoSt. Lawrence Spurs (1G)
Żebbuġ Rangers (2) 4–1 Qrendi (3)

Third round

Sixteen third round matches were played between 1 December 2015 and 6 January 2016. The draws for the third and fourth round were held on 27 October 2015.[4]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Birkirkara (1) 6–0 Kirkop United (3)
Mosta (1) 1–2 Hibernians (1)
Balzan (1) 2–1 Fgura United (2)
Xewkija Tigers (1G) Gozo 1–3 Valletta (1)
Floriana (1) 3–0 Gozo St. Lawrence Spurs (1G)
Vittoriosa Stars (2) 0–1 Sliema Wanderers (1)
Swieqi United (3) 2–4 St. Andrews (1)
Qormi (1) 1–0 Gozo Għajnsielem (1G)
Naxxar Lions (1) 0–1 Lija Athletic (2)
Pietà Hotspurs (2) 4–1 Zejtun (3)
St. Venera Lightnings (4) 0–2 Għargħur (3)
Pembroke Athleta (1) 3–0 San Ġwann (2)
Rabat Ajax (2) 1–4 Melita (2)
Żabbar St. Patrick (3) 0–3 Gżira United (2)
Żebbuġ Rangers (2) 1–4 Tarxien Rainbows (1)
St. George's F.C. (2) 1–0 Mqabba F.C. (2)

Fourth round

Eight fourth round matches were played between 19–20 January 2016. The draws for the third and fourth round were held on 27 October 2015.[4]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Hibernians (1) 1–2 Pembroke Athleta (1)
Floriana (1) 2–1 Lija Athletic (2)
Qormi (1) 1–4 (a.e.t.) Tarxien Rainbows (1)
St. Andrews (1) 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 p)
Gżira United (2)
Balzan (1) 2–0 Melita (2)
Pietà Hotspurs (2) 3–2 St. George's F.C. (2)
Birkirkara (1) 1–0 Valletta (1)
Għargħur (3) 1–2 Sliema Wanderers (1)

Quarter-finals

Four quarter-final matches were played 19–20 April 2016. The draw for the quarter-final was held on 3 February 2016.[5]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Balzan (1) 1–0 (a.e.t.) Tarxien Rainbows (1)
Sliema Wanderers (1) 2–1 St. Andrews (1)
Pembroke Athleta (1) 3–1 (a.e.t.) Pietà Hotspurs (2)
Birkirkara (1) 2–0 Floriana (1)

Semi-finals

Two semi-final matches will be played 7–8 May 2016. The draw for the semi-final was held on 27 April 2016.[6]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Sliema Wanderers (1) 1–0 Birkirkara (1)
Balzan (1) 3–1 (a.e.t.) Pembroke Athleta (1)

Final

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Balzan (1) 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(4–5 p)
Sliema Wanderers (1)

See also

2015–16 Maltese Premier League

External links

References

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