Floriana FC 4 vs 1 Ghajnsielem FC
In a cold winter night at the Ta’ Qali Stadium, Floriana claimed a place in the FA Trophy quarter final defeating Gozitan side four-one.
The Greens opened the score on the fourth minute when Ryan Camenzuli advanced through the Gozitan defence and with a low shot he beat goalkeeper Buttigieg to give Floriana the lead. Floriana than regained control of the match, with the Gozitans containing at the back, it was Steve Pisani who increased Floriana’s tally when he was fouled outside the area with the referee giving a free kick for Floriana , Pisani from the resulting free kick made it two, when he blasted a shot to the top corner of the net.
From there Floriana never looked back and continued to pressure their opponents to increase the lead but the Gozitans defended bravely. On the sixty-third minute Floriana made it three, it was Gozitan Ferdinando Apap who handled the ball inside the area, with the referee pointing to the spot, from the penalty Italian striker Mario Fontanella made no mistake with the ball ending behind Buttigieg.
On the seventy sixth minute Jhonjairo Guarin was floored in Floriana’s penalty area, with the referee pointing to the spot, Demba Toure’ took the penalty and made no mistake to reduce the gap for the Gozitans.
But the Greens their fourth goal through Nicolas Hernan Chiesa, the captain received a cross from Antonio Monticelli , with Chiesa heading the ball behind Buttigieg to make it four-one.
FLORIANA FC Starting XI; Matthew Grech, Andre Scicluna, Antonio Monticelli, Enrico Pepe, Enzo Ruiz, Steve Pisani, Clyde Borg (61′ Nicolas Chiesa), Alex Cini, Ignacio Varela (49′ Maurizio Vella), Mario Fontanella, Ryan Camenzuli (84′ Mattia Zarb).