Floriana beat Stripes!

Floriana FC 2 vs 1 Birkirkara

Floriana won their direct rival Birkirkara in match which was vital in the battle for the fourth place in the Premier League.

After just three minutes Floriana took the lead, former Birkirkara Ryan Camenzuli ran through the left flank , rounding a Birkirkara defender and crossing into the middle of the Birkirkara defence failing to clear with Mario Fontanella placing behind Bonello to give Floriana an early lead.

Birkirkara had a good chance later onto the game when Miguel Alba free kick was met by Bubalovic with Justin Haber parring away.

Floriana defended well their territory against Birkirkara swiftly attacking on the counter with Birkirkara defence keeping away the tenacious efforts by the Boys in Green, Floriana ended the first half leading one nil.

After the break Birkirkara had a good chance in scoring the equalizer but it was Justin Haber who produced a great save to deny the stripes the draw.. it was again Haber to come onto the rescue when he parried away a Herrera shot.

Floriana scored their second when Steve Pisani sent a through ball cutting the Birkirkara defence with Mario Fontanella advancing through the left flank hitting low past Bonello to consolidate the Greens lead.

Birkirkara had a chance when Attard advancing tried his luck with his shot ending wide.

The Stripes pulled one back when Vito Plut hit low past Haber in the dying minutes of the match.
FLORIANA FC Staring XI; Justin Haber, Enrico Pepe Enzo Ruiz, Steve Pisani, Ignacio Varela, Sebastian Nayar (60′ Antonio Monticelli), Maurizio Vella, Jurgen Pisani, Alex Cini, Mario Fontanella, Ryan Camenzuli.
Subs not used: Matthew Grech, Conor Borg, Mattia Zarb, Darrell Baldacchino, Jamie Delia, Denilson Borg Castaldi.
Coach: Giovanni Tedesco

BOV Player of the Match: Mario Fontanella

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Alan Michael Vella

Alan Michael Vella is a young football enthusiast with a passion for Floriana FC, he's been given the responsibility of the club's official website following a successful spell in managing the club's ...

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