Floriana FC 1 vs 1 Gzira United.
A late controversial penalty in the dying minutes of the match denies Floriana the three points against Gzira United.
For Floriana were missing Steve Pisani and Clyde Borg through suspension, During the first half both sides shared exchanges with Floriana attacking and Gzira defending well against Floriana’s attacking football with the Maroons being dangerous on their few attacks but thanks to goalkeeper Akpan who denied the Maroons from opening the score.
After the break Floriana started well it was a struck cross by Arthur Henrique who found Dylan Grima , the midfielder passed onto Maurizio Vella who’s low shot beat Haber to give Floriana the lead. Six minutes from time , Gzira were reduced to ten men , as Samba Tounkara was sent off for double yellow card after a rough challenge on a Floriana player. However Gzira got the draw when the referee seemed to see a hands ball in the Floriana box ,from the resulting player former player made no mistake and scored the draw for the maroons.
FLORIANA FC Starting XI; Ini Etim Akpan, James Baldacchino, Enrico Pepe, Enzo Ruiz, Ignacio Varela, Maurizio Vella, Alex Cini, Arthur Henrique, Dylan Grima (80’ Leighton Grech), Emerson Marcelina, Mario Fontanella.
Subs not used: Matthew Grech, Jake Stensen, Mattia Zarb, Jamie Delia, Denilson Borg Castaldi, Neil Spiteri.
Coach: Giovanni Tedesco
BOV Player of the Match: Maurizio Vella