Gżira face Ħamrun in FA Trophy

Holders Floriana take on Naxxar Lions

Ħamrun midfielder Triston Caruana is challenged by Roderick Briffa, of Gżira, during a league match this season.

Ħamrun midfielder Triston Caruana is challenged by Roderick Briffa, of Gżira, during a league match this season.

The Malta FA Trophy third round draw threw up a tantalising tie as Gżira United were drawn to face Ħamrun Spartans in one of four all-Premier League showdowns.

Gżira United and Ħamrun Spartans have both enjoyed a positive start to the season  with the Maroons currently sharing second spot in the standings with Balzan on 21 points while the Spartans are seventh on 16.

Holders Floriana were handed a tricky tie when they will take on Naxxar Lions while their neighbouring rivals Valletta will be up against Senglea Athletic.

Balzan open their campaign against Gudja United while Birkirkara will take on Sta Luċija. 

Hibernians will face Gozitan side Victoria Hotspurs while Sliema Wanderers, last season's finalists, were drawn against St Andrews.

Third round draw

1. Balzan vs Gudja United

2. Sta Luċija vs Birkirkara

3. Valletta vs Senglea

4. Naxxar Lions vs Floriana

5. Hibernians vs Victoria Hotspurs

6. St Andrews vs Sliema Wanderers

7. Lija Athletic vs Kalkara

8. Xewkija Tigers vs Vittoriosa Stars

9. San Ġwann vs Melita

10. Qrendi vs Qormi

11. Kerċem vs Żebbuġ

12. Marsaxlokk vs Żejtun

13. Siġġiewi vs Pieta Hotspurs

14. Mosta vs Mqabba

15. Ħamrun Spartans vs Gżira United

16. Swieqi vs Tarxien Rainbows

Ties to be played on December 1-3   

Fourth round draw

Winner match 16 vs Winner Match 7

Winner match 11 vs Winner Match 10

Winner match 5 vs Winner Match 8

Winner match 1 vs Winner Match 4

Winner match 13 vs Winner Match 3

Winner match 15 vs Winner Match 6

Winner match 14 vs Winner Match 12

Winner match 2 vs Winner Match 9

Ties to be played on January 20/21


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