2007–08 Maltese FA Trophy
The Maltese Cup 2007-08 (known as U*BET Fa Trophy for sponsorship reasons) was the 71st season since its establishment.It features 20 teams from Maltese Premier League and First Division.The competition started on 3 November 2007 and ended on 24 May 2008 with the final,which Birkirkara F.C. won 2-1 against Hamrun Spartans.The defending champions were Hibernians F.C..
|Round||Date||Matches||Clubs||New entries this round|
|First Round||3,4,10,11 November 2007||8||20 → 12||16|
|Second Round||1 March 2008||4||12 → 8||none|
|Quarter Finals||12 April 2008||4||8 → 4||4|
|Semi Finals||19 May 2008||2||4 → 2||none|
|Final||24 May 2008||1||2 → 1||none|
When the draw was conducted four teams received a bye to the Quarterfinals. Hibernians received a bye because they won the 2006–07 Maltese Cup. Other three teams who received a bye directly to the Quarterfinals were Birkirkara, Marsaxlokk and Sliema Wanderers, for being three best-placed teams in previous year's Premier League.
|Team 1||Score||Team 2|
|St. Georges||2–3||Pieta Hotspurs|
|Senglea Athletics||4–3 (aet)||Msida St.Joseph|
In this round entered winners from the previous round. The matches were played on 1 and 2 March 2008
|Team 1||Score||Team 2|
|Hamrun Spartans||1–0||Pieta Hotspurs|
|Floriana||3–2 (aet)||Senglea Athletics|
In this round entered the winners from the previous round and the four teams that had received a bye. The matches were played on 12 and 13 April 2008.
Dingli Swallows was the only team from the First Division.They played against Hamrun Spartans and lost 3-1.The other 3 ties were all contested between Premier League teams.They all finished 2-1 in favour of Valletta, Floriana and Birkirkara who beat Hibernians, Sliema Wanderers and Marsaxlokk respectively.Hibernians were the defending champions.
|Hamrun Spartans||3 – 1||Dingli Swallows|
|Spiteri 30' 53' 90'||(Report)||J.Agius 19'|
|Hibernians||1 – 2||Valletta|
|Scerri 67'||(Report)||Temile 45'
|Floriana||2 – 1||Sliema Wanderers|
|Marsaxlokk||1 – 2||Birkirkara|
|C.Mamo 1'||(Report)||Sylla 52'
Mifsud Triganza 70'
The winners from the Quarterfinals entered the Semifinals.The matches were played on 19 and 20 May 2008
|Hamrun Spartans||4 – 2||Floriana|
R.Fenech 75' (pen.)
|Birkirkara||4 – 2||Valletta|
|Sylla 42' 51'
The Final was played on 24 May and was contested between Birkirkara and Hamrun Spartans.Michael Galea opened the scoring for Birkirkara but Hamrun Spartans levelled matters through Ryan Fenech but Michael Galea scored his 2nd to give Birkirkara the trophy.
|Birkirkara||2 – 1||Hamrun|
|M.Galea 58' 90'||(Report)||R.Fenech 65'|
|Gaetan Spiteri||5||Hamrun Spartans|
|Uchenna Anyanwu||4||Dingli Swallows|
|Amed Davy Sylla||3||Birkirkara|
|Anthony Ewurum||Senglea Athletics|
|Omar Sebastián Monesterolo||Valletta|