2008–09 Maltese FA Trophy

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2008–09 Maltese FA Trophy
Country  Malta
Champions Sliema Wanderers (20 Times)
Runners-up Valletta

The Maltese Cup 2008–09 is the 71st season since its establishment. It features 20 teams from Maltese Premier League and First Division. The competition started on October 25, 2008 and will end on May 30, 2009 with the Final.

Birkirkara were the defending champions, but were eliminated in the semi-finals by Valletta.


When the draw was conducted four teams received a bye to the Quarterfinals. Birkirkara received a bye because they won the 2007–08 Maltese Cup. Other three teams qualifying directly to the Quarterfinals are Valletta, Marsaxlokk and Sliema Wanderers, for being (except Birkirkara) three best-placed teams in last year's Premier League.

First Round[edit]

In the First Round entered Premier League teams placed 4th to 10th and 10 First Division teams. The matches were played on October 25, 26, November 1 and 2, 2008.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Mosta 0–2 Vittoriosa Stars
St. Patrick 3–2 Senglea Athletic
Tarxien Rainbows 4–2 Mqabba
Dingli Swallows 0–3 Floriana
Hibernians 2–0 St. George's
Rabat Ajax 1–3 Ħamrun Spartans
Msida St. Joseph 3–0 San Gwann
Pieta Hotspurs 1–3 Qormi

Second Round[edit]

In this round entered winners from the previous round. The matches were played on November 8 and 9, 2008.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Tarxien Rainbows 4–2 (aet) Msida St. Joseph
Hibernians 3–0 Vittoriosa Stars
St. Patrick 0–1 Floriana
Qormi 1–2 Ħamrun Spartans


In this round entered winners from the previous round and four teams that had received a bye. The matches were played on February 7, 2009. All 8 teams from this round were from the Premier League. Marsaxlokk, Birkirkara, Valletta and Sliema won their ties and advanced to the semifinals.

February 7, 2009
Sliema Wanderers 1 – 0 Hibernians
Woods Goal 11' Report
Victor Tedesco Stadium, Ħamrun
Referee: Marco Borg (MFA)

February 7, 2009
Tarxien Rainbows 1 – 2 Birkirkara
Bueno Goal 83' Report Buhagiar Goal 3'
Triganza Goal 26'
Hibernians Ground, Paola
Referee: Adrian Azzopardi (MFA)

February 7, 2009
Hamrun Spartans 2 – 3 Marsaxlokk
Comvalius Goal 79' (pen.)
Spiteri Goal 89'
Report Pereira Goal 14'
Kokavessis Goal 25' Goal 47'
Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali
Referee: Andre Arciola (MFA)

February 7, 2009
Floriana 2 – 2 (aet) Valletta
Doffo Goal 2' (pen.)
Dimech Goal 104' (o.g.)
Report Massaro Goal 90+5' Goal 92'
Darmanin Penalty scored
Agius Penalty missed
Briffa Penalty missed
1 – 4 Scicluna Penalty scored
Massaro Penalty scored
Zammit Penalty scored
Pace Penalty scored
Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali
Referee: Alan Mario Sant (MFA)


The matches were played on March 7 and 8, 2009. Holders Birkirkara met the same team they met the previous year, Valletta. But this time they lost and it was Valletta who reached the final. In the other semifinal Sliema beat Marsaxlokk 4–3 on penalties after the match finished in a 1–1 draw.

March 7, 2009
Valletta 2 – 0 Birkirkara
Zammit Goal 45+1'
Priso Goal 50'
Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali
Referee: Adrian Azzopardi (MFA)

March 8, 2009
Marsaxlokk 1 – 1 (aet) Sliema Wanderers
Kokavessis Goal 82' Report Muscat Goal 78'
3 – 4
Ta' Qali Stadium, Ta' Qali
Referee: Marco Borg (MFA)


The final was played on May 29, 2009.

May 29, 2009
Valletta 3 – 3 (a.e.t.) Sliema Wanderers
Priso Goal 49'
Agius Goal 90'
Monesterolo Goal 90'
Muscat Goal 52' Goal 65'
Woods Goal 80'
6 – 7

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