Floriana FC 1 vs 3 Sliema Wanderers
Floriana’s unbeaten run has come to an end as the Greens succumb their fourth defeat of the season to the expense of Sliema Wanderers.
Sliema took the lead on the twenty fifth minute when Denni Rocha Dos Santos found a way through the Floriana’s defense, crossing through the defence Denni’s cross was intercepted by Cini with the latter being unlucky in scoring an unlucky own goal to give Sliema the lead.
Almost three minutes passed when Haber came to the rescue to palm away a good lob by Denni. Floriana had the chance to reduce the gap midway through the first half, it was a Maurizio Vella free-kick whose loose ball came to Enzo Ruiz feet with the ball cleared away with difficulty by the Sliema defence. On the fifty fifth minute Sliema increased their lead, it was Denni who once again who passed to Jean Paul Farrugia with the latter chipping the ball above Haber to give Sliema a comfortable lead. Floriana reduced the gap four minutes later, it was Marko Potezika fouling Floriana’s Varela , with referee Pisani pointing to the spot, Mario Fontanella took the responsibility of the spot kick, with the latter sending Zammit to the other side and the ball to another to make it two one for the Greens.
But Sliema scored their third, it was again Denni who was later voted the player of the match who found the unmarked Jean Paul Farrugia, with the latter being brought down inside the area by last man Ruiz who was sent off , from the penalty Denni scored to make it three one for Sliema.
FLORIANA FC Starting XI; Justin Haber, Enrico Pepe, Enzo Ruiz, Steve Pisani, Clyde Borg (62’ Antonio Monticelli), Ignacio Varela, Maurizio Vella, Alex Cini (62’ Andre Scicluna), Nicolas Chiesa, Mario Fontanella, Ryan Camenzuli.
Subs not used: Matthew Grech, Jake Davies, Conor Borg, Mattia Zarb, Jurgen Pisani.
Coach: Giovanni Tedesco