Floriana FC 0 vs 0 Birkirkara FC.
Floriana and Birkirkara share point each in a match which Floriana could have gathered three points easily, especially during the first half.
During the first forty-five minutes Floriana controlled their opponents well, with the midfield controlling well the opponents with Floriana swiftly attacking on the counter.
The first chance came on the seventh minute when Lucas Vieira diagonal shot ended wide.
The Greens continued the press their opponents when Arthur Oyama crossed from the left, with Vieira failing to connect. Ulisses Arias tried his chance on the twenty-sixth minute however his shot went over the bar. Hogg, the stripes custodian found himself at the right place, at the right time when following a Herrera’s cross, the Stripes custodian parried away a shot by Vieira. Floriana were unlucky not to score the opener, following a corner by Oyama, Enzo Ruiz rose above the Stripes defence with the ball hitting the woodwork, Jurgen Pisani tried his chance a few minutes later with the ball parried away by Hogg, to end the first half in a goal-less draw.
Following the break, Birkirkara made some changes to their eleven, and started to press Floriana but the real chance came on half-an-hour it was a shot by Jorge Da Silva with Akpan parrying away the danger with a great save.
Mislav Andelkovic’s had his hard shot from a central position found Akpan well behind the flight of the ball after on the eightieth minute.
FLORIANA FC Starting XI; Ini Etim Akpan, Enzo Ruiz, Brandon Paiber, Jurgen Pisani, Alex Cini, Ulises Arias (88′ Daniel Agius), Arthur Henrique Oyama, Edward Herrera (74′ Kristian Keqi), Ezequiel Cesani, Emerson Marcelina, Lucas Vieira da Silva (78′ Terence Vella).
Subs not used: Matthew Grech, Clyde Borg, Bradley Sciberras, Dylan Grima.
Coach: Guido Ugolotti
Asst. Coach: Massimo Savio
BOV Player of the Match: Brandon Paiber