Floriana FC 4 vs 0 St Andrews
Floriana scored three goals in the dying minutes of the game to demolish a strong St Andrews side whose defensive play was giving Floriana a hard time, in a strong physical match.
The Boys in Green broke the deadlock on the twenty fifth minute when following a Maurizio Vella shot which was partially saved by Calleja Cremona, off the re-bound Mario Fontanella was quick to slot the ball behind the St Andrews custodian to give Floriana the lead.
Floriana continued to press St Andrews despite playing with ten men due to a Steve Pisani sending off , but the viola side held strong to keep the score-line one nil for Floriana.
Floriana had to wait eight minutes from time to break the St Andrews defense, it was an Ignacio Varela strong shot following a short clearance of the viola defense with the Argentinean unleashing a strong shot in the corner of the net. Enzo Ruiz scored the third goal, the towering defender rose high beating the tussle of the St Andrews defence to score with a powerful header.
In the late stages of the match Floriana were awarded a penalty, it was Leighton Grech who had just came on as a substitute late in the match who was fouled inside the area by goalkeeper Calleja Cremona , from the spot Ignacio Varela made no mistake to score the fourth goal of the match and give Floriana another important win.
FLORIANA FC Starting XI; Ini Etim Akpan, Enrico Pepe, Enzo Ruiz, Steve Pisani, Clyde Borg (46′ Dylan Grima), Ignacio Varela, Maurizio Vella (88′ James Baldacchino), Alex Cini, Arthur Henrique Oyama, Nicolas Chiesa, Mario Fontanella (89′ Leighton Grech).
Subs not used: Matthew Grech, Jamie Delia, Denilson Borg Castaldi, Neil Spiteri.
Coach: Giovanni Tedesco
BOV Player of the Match: Mario Fontanella (Floriana)