Floriana FC 1 vs 0 Hibernians FC
Floriana this afternoon emerged victorious against champions Hibernians as they won the BOV Super Cup at the National Stadium. Before today Floriana only won this cup way back in 1994 when they defeated rivals Valletta 4-1.
Floriana held the first opportunity when Juninho Cabral crossed from the right , with his cross meeting Maurizio Vella with the latter seeing his shot parried away by Hogg. On the sixteenth minute a free kick by Clayton Failla went wide.
The boys in Green forged ahead on the thirty-seventh minute when Juninho Cabral crossed into the middle with the ball meeting Mario Fontanella , with the latter beating Hogg to give Floriana the deserved lead before the break. Floriana could have got their second of the match when Steve Pisani unleashed a powerful drive from outside the penalty area with Hogg tipping away with difficulty.
Ini Etim Akpan produced a great save on the fifty-seventh minute to deny the Paolites getting the draw following a Martin Kreuzriegler header after meeting a Clayton Failla free kick, few minutes passed and Jurgen Degabriele saw his shot ending wide. On the seventy-second minute Maurizio Vella saw his powerful shot ending wide. Cabral saw his chance parried away with difficulty by Hogg as the Brazilian received an incisive ball from the right from Maurizio Vella.
FLORIANA FC Starting XI; Ini Etim Akpan, Enrico Pepe, Enzo Ruiz, Steve Pisani, Clyde Borg (66’ Arthur Henrique Oyama), Maurizio Vella (87’ Leighton Grech), Juninho Cabral, Alex Cini, Dylan Grima, Mario Fontanella, Emerson Marcelina.
Subs not used: Matthew Grech, James Baldacchino, Bradley Sciberras, Jurgen Pisani, Neil Spiteri.
Coach: Nicolas Chiesa