Gzira United 1 vs 0 Floriana FC.
An own goal mid-way through the first half enabled Gzira United to consolidate their third place in the standings.
It was on the twenty-second minute when a cross by Sacha Borg, the ball got deflected by a Greens defender with the ball ending behind Akpan to give Gzira the lead.
On the thirty-second minute a shot by Paiber went off target by a brisk.
Floriana, stunned by this own goal tried their luck through Oyama, with the latter’s shot got deflected on the way by Rodolfo Soares. On the thirty-fourth minute Gzira tried their luck through Garba, with the Gzira attacker seeing his chance parried away by Akpan.
Akpan than produced another important save when he parried away a chance by Mengolo.
After the break Floriana started to gain momentum , and on the seventieth minute a chance by Terence Vella ended wide by a whisker from the posts defended by Haber.
At death, Alex Cini floated a dangerous ball across the face of goal which found no takers and then Haber pulled off another great save on Oyama. Floriana finally surrendered when Emerson Marcelina’s free-kick finished over the bar.
FLORIANA FC Starting XI; Ini Etim Akpan, Enzo Ruiz, Kristian Keqi, Brandon Paiber, Jurgen Pisani, Tiago Galvao da Silva (77′ Clyde Borg), Alex Cini, Ulises Arias (46′ Ezequiel Cesani), Arthur Oyama, Emerson Marcelina, Daniel Agius (56′ Terence Vella).
Subs not used: Matthew Grech, Bradley Schembri, Edward Herrera, Jake Stenson
Coach: Guido Ugolotti
Asst. Coach: Massimo Savio