On to the fourth round!

Floriana FC 5 vs 0 Birzebbuga St Peters

Floriana pass on to the fourth round of the FA Trophy by eliminating second division side Birzebbuga with the score of five nil.

Coach Giovanni Tedesco made three changes to the  starting line up who drew against Tarxien in the league, with Andre Scicluna starting at the back , Varela replacing Mario Fontanella and Matthew Grech replacing Justin Haber.

The boys in Green forged ahead when on the tenth minute a tussle in Birzebbuga’s defence resulted into a hands ball with the referee pointing to the spot, from the spot Nicolas Hernan Chiesa made no mistake to give Floriana the lead.

Maurizio Vella doubled the score with a shot from inside the area who gave the Birzebbuga’s custodian no chance.

After the break; coach Giovanni Tedesco brought in Mario Fontanella and Gustavo Franca Amadio replacing Amadou Samb and Steve Pisani respectively.

Mario Fontanella scored the third on the fourtninth minute and scored the fifth on the sixty sixth minute with a volley from inside the area, Ignazio Varela scored the fifth when he advanced  inside the area which saw his shot partially saved by the goalkeeper before ending behind.

Floriana will now meet Ghajnsielem FC in the fourth round which will be played between the seventeen and the eighteen of January 2017.

FLORIANA Starting XI; Matthew Grech, Andre Scicluna, Enzo Ruiz, Steve Pisani (46′ Gustavo Amadio), Clyde Borg, Ignacio Varela, Maurizio Vella, Jurgen Pisani, Amadou Samb (46′ Mario Fontanella), Nicolas Chiesa, Ryan Camenzuli (51′ Daniel Agius).
Coach: Giovanni Tedesco

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