Floriana FC 1 vs 1 Balzan FC.
Floriana and Balzan end their first round encounter with one point each, with Floriana extending their unbeaten run by seven games, Floriana are now three points behind leaders Gzira and Valletta. Floriana had coach Giovanni Tedesco suspended for this match.
During the first half , Floriana showing more creativity especially in the midfield area with Balzan’s defence defending well against the Greens attacks. After the break Balzan managed to take the lead when Bojan Kaljevic solo effort gave goalkeeper Akpan no chance to parry away the Montenegrin’s diagonal shot from inside the area.
However this goal didn’t demoralize the Greens as Floriana continued to press more with Balzan’s defence controlling well, however Floriana manged to get the draw on the seventy third minute when off a Steve Pisani corner , Enzo Ruiz rose high above the Balzan defence with Janjusevic partially saving the Argentine’s effort , from the rebound Maurizio Vella unleashed a powerful shot into the net to get the draw.
FLORIANA FC Starting XI; Ini Etim Akpan, Enrico Pepe, Enzo Ruiz, Steve Pisani, Clyde Borg, Ignacio Varela, Maurizio Vella, Alex Cini, Arthur Henrique Oyama, Nicolas Chiesa (52′ Dylan Grima), Mario Fontanella.
Subs not used: Matthew Grech, James Baldacchino, Mattia Zarb, Denilson Borg Castaldi, Neil Spiteri, Leighton Grech.
Assistant Coach: Jonathan Holland