Floriana FC 0 vs 0 Valletta FC
Floriana will end the 2016 with a draw against arch rivals Valletta in a match that Floriana could have won.
The match had a slow opening with Floriana operating on the counter with Valletta defending well the Floriana attacks. Floriana could have taken the lead when on the fourteenth minute following a Greens corner, the referee judged a hands ball inside the area, from the penalty spot Nicolas Hernan Chiesa saw his effort saved by Bartkus.
Bartkus nearly did a huge blunder when he came on rushing on Steve Pisani cross , Jurgen Pisani saw his effort tipped away by the Valletta goalkeeper.
Valletta almost scored when Jhonnattann solo run disrupted Floriana’s defence , the Brazilian saw Haber rushing on him to save with his effort ending wide.
On the half an hour play, Michael Mifsud saw his shot ending over the bar. Ten minutes later Luke Montebello received from Alinho, Montebello concluded with Haber parring away the shot with ease.
After the Half time Valletta’s Cremona had his effort parried away by goalkeeper Haber.
Bartkus again came to the rescue when Varela saw his effort parried away by the Valletta’s goalkeeper.
FLORIANA Starting XI; Justin Haber, Enzo Ruiz, Steve Pisani, Clyde Borg (71′ Antonio Monticelli), Ignacio Varela, Maurizio Vella, Jurgen Pisani, Alex Cini, Nicolas Chiesa, Mario Fontanella, Ryan Camenzuli.
Subs not used: Matthew Grech, Jake Davies, Mattia Zarb, Gustavo Amadio, Brooke Farrugia, Daniel Agius.
Coach: Giovanni Tedesco