Floriana FC 1 vs 0 Tarxien Rainbows
Floriana have returned to winning ways after a hard fought win against Tarxien Rainbows, for the Rainbows this was their fifth consecutive defeat in their last five outings.
The boys in Green were the best team throughout the game but found the Tarxien custodian in a good form, denying the Greens in various scoring opportunities. Floriana went close in opening the score on the seventh minute when off a Steve Pisani corner , Amadou Samb rose high above Tarxien’s defence with Shranz neutralizing the danger, few minutes later a shot by Mario Fontanella ended wide hitting the side netting. Tarxien had a good chance on the thirty fourth minute but Floriana’s Justin Haber parried away the danger with a good save.
After the break , Amadou Samb saw his shot hitting the side netting and shotly after he saw his shot from outside the area ending above the crossbar, few minutes later following a cross from Nayar , Floriana’s Mario Fontanella was unlucky as his header slammed against the woodwork., off the rebound, the ball fell into Nayar’s feet with his shot being cleared off the line. Later on Steve Pisani and Nicolas Chiesa saw their chances being saved by Shranz. On the seventy fifth minute , Sacha Borg floored Amadou Samb inside the area with the referee signalling a penalty, from the eleven metres Sebastian Nayar saw his shot ending wide.
But few minutes later Floriana never die attitude gave it’s fruit, it was Mario Fontanella who with a powerful drive from the right gave Shranz no chance to give Floriana the well deserved lead sending the Floriana faithful into raptures to give Floriana the merited lead.
FLORIANA FC Starting XI; Justin Haber, Andre Scicluna (64′ Alex Cini), ANtonio Monticelli, Enrico Pepe, Steve Pisani, Sebastian Nayar, Jurgen Pisani, Amadou Samb, Nicolas Chiesa (87′ Maurizio Vella) (90′ Clyde Borg), Mario Fontanella, Ryan Camenzuli.
Subs not used: Matthew Grech, Mattia Zarb, Zack Camilleri, Leandro Mansueto.
Coach: Giovanni Tedesco