2018–19 Maltese FA Trophy

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2018–19 Maltese FA Trophy
Country Malta
Dates 1 September 2018 – 11 May 2019
Teams 67
Defending champions Valletta
Matches played 17
Goals scored 67 (3.94 per match)
All statistics correct as of 9 September 2018.

The 2018–19 Maltese FA Trophy is the 81st version of the football tournament. A record number of 67 clubs are competing in the FA Trophy.[1] The draws were conducted by Dr Angelo Chetcuti, the General Secretaery of the Malta FA, and Rodney Pisani, the Deputy General Secretary of the Association who leads the Competitions Department.

The clubs in the Premier League, First Division, Second Division and Third Division together with those from the Gozo Football League were involved in the draws of the initial rounds. The 14 top-flight sides enter the fray in the third round.

Valletta are the defending champions.

Format[edit]

The Maltese FA Trophy this season is a single elimination tournament between 67 clubs. Matches which were level after regulation advanced to extra time and afterwards to penalties to determine a winner, when needed.

Clubs entering in this round Clubs advancing from previous round
Preliminary round
(16 clubs)
  • N/A
First round
(18 clubs)
  • 5 winners from Preliminary round
Second round
(36 clubs)
  • 9 winners from First round
Third round
(32 clubs)
  • 18 winners from Second round
Fourth round
(16 clubs)
  • No other entries
  • 16 winners from Third round
Quarter-finals
(8 clubs)
  • No other entries
  • 8 winners from Fourth round
Semi-finals
(4 clubs)
  • No other entries
  • 4 winners from Quarter-finals
Final
(2 clubs)
  • No other entries
  • 2 winners from Semi-finals

Schedule[edit]

Round Date(s) Draw date Number of fixtures Clubs
Preliminary round 1–2 September 2018 6 August 2018 8 67 → 59
First round 8–9 September 2018 9 59 → 50
Second round 26–28 October 2018 18 50 → 32
Third round 30 November and 2 December 2018 October or November 2018 16 32 → 16
Fourth round 26-27 January 2019 8 16 → 8
Quarter-finals 23-24 February 2019 25 February 2019 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals 4-5 May 2019 29 April 2019 2 4 → 2
Final 11 May 2019 1 2 → 1

Preliminary round[edit]

Eight preliminary round matches were played on 31 August till 2 September 2018. The draw for the preliminary, first, and second rounds was held 6 August 2018.[1]

First round[edit]

Nine first round matches were played on 8-9 September 2018. The draw for the preliminary, first, and second rounds was held 6 August 2018.[1]

Second round[edit]

Eighteen second round matches will be played on 26–28 October 2018. The draw for the preliminary, first, and second rounds was held 6 August 2018.[1] All teams from Maltese First Division and Maltese Second Division enter in Second round.

Third round[edit]

Sixteen third round matches will be play on 30 November and 2 December 2018. The draw for the third and fourth rounds was held October 2018. All teams from Maltese Premier League enter in Third round.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Record 67 teams to compete in this season's FA Trophy". MFA. Retrieved 7 August 2018.

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