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2009–10 Maltese FA Trophy

The 2009–10 Maltese Cup was the 73rd season since its establishment. It featured 21 teams from the Maltese Premier League, the First Division and the champions of the Gozo First Division. The competition started on 28 October 2009 and ended on 16 May 2010 with the Final from Ta' Qali Stadium. The defending champions were Sliema Wanderers, having won their 20th Maltese Cup last season.

Results and Format Change

When the draw was conducted, four teams received a bye to the Quarterfinals. Sliema Wanderers received a bye because they won the 2008–09 Maltese Cup. The other three teams qualifying directly to the Quarterfinals are Hibernians, Valletta and Birkirkara, for being the three best-placed teams in last year's Premier League.

Starting this year, the competition's format was changed slightly due to the inclusion into the competition of the reigning Gozo First Division champions. This is case for all future editions of this competition unless Gozo FC, a club which is based on Gozo but plays in the Maltese league system, is in either the Maltese Premier League or the Maltese First Division, in which case they would fill the spot reserved for the Gozo champions and the competition would feature 20 teams rather than 21. The inclusion of the Gozo champions meant that there was a single Preliminary Round match to reduce the field to 20 teams for the First Round.

Preliminary and First Round

In the Preliminary and First Round draws entered six Premier League teams placed 4th to 10th (except Sliema Wanderers) in last year's competition, 10 First Division teams and the reigning Gozo First Division champions, Sannat Lions. The Preliminary Round match was held on 28 October 2009, while the First Round matches were played on 31 October and 1 November 2009.

Preliminary Round

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Vittoriosa Stars 1–0 (aet) Melita

First Round

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Msida Saint Joseph 0–5 Balzan Youths
Ħamrun Spartans 3–0 St. George's
Mqabba 0–3 Qormi
Mosta 1–5 Tarxien Rainbows
Vittoriosa Stars 2 – 2 (aet)
4 – 5 (pen)
Dingli Swallows
Floriana 4–0 San Gwann
Sannat Lions 1–2 St. Patrick
Marsaxlokk 2 – 0 (aet) Pieta Hotspurs

Second Round

In this round entered the winners from the previous round. The matches were played on 20 and 21 February 2010.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Marsaxlokk 0–1 Ħamrun Spartans
St. Patrick 1–5 Qormi
Balzan Youths 2–1 (aet) Dingli Swallows
Floriana 1–4 (aet) Tarxien Rainbows

Quarterfinals

In this round entered the winners from the previous round and the four teams that had received a bye. The matches were played on 3 and 5 April 2010.

3 April 2010
14:30 CET
Ħamrun Spartans 5 – 2 Sliema Wanderers
Pereira Goal 1'
Spiteri Goal 4'
Fenech Goal 29'
Obiefule Goal 61', Goal 71' (pen)
Pedrinho Goal 18'
Woods Goal 72'

3 April 2010
16:30 CET
Valletta 3 – 1 Birkirkara
Pace Goal 6'
Mifsud Goal 22'>
O'Brien Goal 90+3'
Zerafa Goal 81'

5 April 2010
18:00 CET
Tarxien Rainbows 2 – 0 Balzan Youths
Ribeiro Goal 15' (pen)
Denni Goal 34'

5 April 2010
20:00 CET
Hibernians 1 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Qormi
Pearson Goal 74' Camilo Goal 62'
  Penalties  
Callejas Penalty scored
Morelato Penalty scored
Pearson Penalty scored
T. Caruana Penalty missed
Cohen Penalty missed
3 – 4 Penalty scored J. Farrugia
Penalty scored Camilo
Penalty scored Bartolo
Penalty scored Ramón

Semifinals

The four winners from the Quarterfinals entered this round. The matches were played on 17 and 18 May 2010.

17 May 2010
19:30 CEST
Ħamrun Spartans 0 – 0
a.e.t.
Valletta
  Penalties  
Obiefule Penalty scored
Holland Penalty scored
Hrubsa Penalty scored
Fenech Penalty scored
Spiteri Penalty missed
Mangion Penalty scored
Casha Penalty missed
5 – 6 Penalty scored Priso
Penalty scored Mifsud
Penalty scored Scicluna
Penalty scored Falzon
Penalty missed Hogg
Penalty scored Borg
Penalty scored Sammut

18 May 2010
Qormi 2 – 0 Tarxien Rainbows
Camilo Goal 55'
Bartolo Goal 82'

Final

The two winners from the Semifinals entered this round. The final was played on 23 May 2010.

23 May 2010
17:00 CEST
Valletta 2 – 1 Qormi
Mifsud Goal 8'
Scerri Goal 21'
Report Camilo Goal 78' (pen)

External links

  • Official site
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